Monday, last day of August! I guess it's time to kick of the "Record of the Week" again, right?
The last weeks most playable record has been the Swedish prides GHOST latest release "Meliora".
The record have gotten plenty of spins, I could say that I have dig into it pretty deep this time. But I will not be long-winded in my review of "Meliora"
"Meliora" (Latin for the pursuit of something better) and that is something that is true in this case. "Meliora" is something better if you stand it side by side to its predecessor "Infestissumam".
That was an good album, but not as obvious as the début. "Meliora" is something else, here we have the songs, the melodies, the harmonies and dynamic. And everything falls perfectly in place in
structure of the tunes and creates a marvellous hard rock landscape of GHOST. Can not more than drop on my knees and wave the hat and say, damn what good you are!
Some small things about "Meliora" that makes it almost a masterpiece!
First, the cover art of "Meliora" is amazing, it implies a grand-scale effort from GHOST, specially if you have the Vinyl version in your hand. From the hillside church of "Opus Eponymous" to the more adorning "Infestissumam" to something more powerful, this time we see a Kingdom which depicts
Papa Emeritus III face between the buildings, an epic cover indeed.
Second, the song writing have increased to an higher level!
Third, the music, is well created with more accurate riffs, chorus, bridges and harmonies, it's alive!
With their third full-length, they've dropped the temporary B.C. (‘Because of Copyright’ or, obviously, ‘Before Christ.’) And the album is an unforgettable ride that leaves you with goosebumps all over my crippled body. That these dudes have increased an level on all parts just adds a smile on my face when this record spins!
Small summary: Yes you need this Vinyl, it's a strangely refreshing sounding album, a bit popish but still have the contemporary rock and metal that needs to keep it as a hard rock album. The high five tunes are "Spirit," "From the Pinnacle to the Pit," "He Is," "Mummy Dust," "Deus in Absentia."
Today's tune "From the Pinnacle to the Pit" is one of the most dirties tunes from the album but has the riffs, bass line and chorus that you can't sit still at all!
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Listen to ”Ghost - Cirice" on Spotify here!