Ghost at El Corazon 01/30Posted by Gabriel Arguelles
In October of 2010, Ghost released Opus Eponymous, an album that made many a metal critic’s top-ten. The brilliant nine-song, 35 minute album is a tribute to all things devilish. Instead of being intensely heavy or intensely fast or angry, Ghost recall bands like early Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult. They have a driving rhythm guitarist but beyond that it’s all melody and guitar solos. Ghost are one of a kind in a much as they harken back to the late sixties and early seventies while still being a thoroughly creepy band, at least to the easily spooked.
Monday night’s show will be as over the top as they get– Ghost and Blood Ceremony are both incredibly operatic in their presentation– much face-paint and make-up will be worn. Expect costumes and, at least in Ghost’s case, to never even see most of the bands’ faces. For fans of Opus Epomymous, this will be one of the best shows of the year, and we’re only just getting started.