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Still don't get this band
on 20 November 2011
I just don't get this band at all. They have the theatrics and the image going for them, but the music is bland and uninspiring. I really can't think of a more boring metal/rock band in recent years, sure there are far worse bands than Ghost, but there are far better. Now I get why some people lovingly hurl themselves at this band...nostalgia.
I mean there are tonnes of metal bands that sound like Metallica. But how many metal bands sound like King Diamond, Blue Oyster Cult and Black Sabbath? Not many. Sure Ghost deserve merit on dishing up something somewhat fresh, although not at all original. Sometimes something can be so old it's new again. That's why Ghost are successful. But me personally? I don't get it at all. The songs are forgettable and uninspiring. Due to having lots of vinyl and CD's, I usually check out new bands on Spotify. But very occasionally I physically buy an album of a new band, a wildcard if you will. I did with this album, and less than a week later I was cashing in when I sold this album and other undesirable wildcards of misjudgement on Music Magpie.