Somewhat in conjunction of the release of Infestissumam earlier in the year, Ghost released their first covers EP on November 20, 2013. The Dave Grohl-produced If You Have Ghost offers unexpected renditions of songs that you may not have thought of as Satanic before. Starting things is the titular "If You Have Ghosts," a song from Roky Erickson. In contrast to the original, Ghost's cover is beautiful and sweet, led by repeating strings and topped with smooth vocals. Perhaps the most surprising cover is of ABBA's obscure "I'm A Marionette." Ghost manages to make the song sinister while maintaining its doll theme and waltzing chorus. "Crucified," originally an early '90s disco anthem, is stripped of its comical lightness and replaced with snarled vocals the will make your skin crawl. The final cover, Depeche Mode's "Waiting For The Night," is soft and forlorn, complemented by clear vocals. Ghost ends the EP with a live version of their Infestissumam single and fan favorite, "Secular Haze." The whole EP is a refreshing new take on old songs, and proves that Ghost is no one-tricky pony. They've accomplished the tough feat of making the covered songs their own, especially their new theme song "If You Have Ghosts."
Related Album: Infestissumam
Ghost made quite the impression with Opus Eponymous, and aimed even higher for their second album. Infestissumam was released on April 10, 2013, and was quickly considered one of the best metal albums of the year. It was well-recieved by critics, and reached number 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart and number 28 on…
|1||If You Have Ghosts||Roky Erickson||Roky Erickson cover|
|2||I'm A Marionette||Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus||ABBA cover|
|3||Crucified||Alexander Bard, Anders Wollbeck, Jean-Pierre Barda||Army Of Lovers cover|
|4||Waiting For The Night||Martin L. Gore||Depeche Mode cover|
|5||Secular Haze (Live)||A Ghoul Writer|