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    Posted: November 05 2012 at 10:15
this band should be evaluated for heavy prog for their heavy use of hammond organ, sabbat, deep purple and zeppelin esque sound, but also for their experiemental sound, expressive vocals and epic sound, thye even add gregoria chantings

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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2012 at 10:37
I think Ghost woud find a right place on Progarchives.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote VanVanVan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2012 at 11:03
I'm listening through this as we speak and I'm loving this album. The melodies and style are simply amazing. That said, I don't honestly see this as particularly prog or even related. Merely my opinion though. Smile




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2012 at 12:06
Nice stuff indeed, but like Alex here, I fail to hear the prog. Hard rock with extended soloing and the odd experimental bridge is what I get. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 05 2012 at 15:02
Ghost played with Mastodon and Opeth on Heritage Hunter Tour, so they are at least merely related to prog  Tongue

Anyway, they're going to release their second album soon, as far as I am aware of, so think we should wait for it. Maybe there would be more progressiveness on it.
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Love these guys, saw 'em live, have their album, and am a big fan, but they wouldn't be accepted here. They're retro hard rock with a modern metal twinge.
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Originally posted by aginor

this band should be evaluated for heavy prog for their heavy use of hammond organ, sabbat, deep purple and zeppelin esque sound, but also for their experiemental sound, expressive vocals and epic sound, thye even add gregoria chantings

They don't sound like Sabbat at allLOL

only kidding of course.
I'm really loving this album though.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 06 2012 at 04:05
Amazing band with one amazing album, but not Prog. The aptly named song Genesis is the closest they come to it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Conor Fynes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2012 at 16:44
I think they would fit well into heavy prog. They don't have the twenty minute songs angle of prog, but their sound pallette fits the bill.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2012 at 21:15
Well, even with this album Ghost are more prog than Necromandus Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 28 2013 at 16:52
Two singles from the upcoming second album:





Don't care much for the first, but the second one is an absolute killer song. Also, boobies. 

Still don't hear much prog in them, though. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kotro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2013 at 15:26
Second album streaming in its entirety: http://pitchfork.com/advance/67-infestissumam/ 

Proggiest than the first, but still not sure it manages to open the door for them. Oh, and also awesome!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pianoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2013 at 15:57
I think they would be a good fit for heavy prof or prog related.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2013 at 22:22
Originally posted by Kotro

Second album streaming in its entirety: http://pitchfork.com/advance/67-infestissumam/ 

Proggiest than the first, but still not sure it manages to open the door for them. Oh, and also awesome!

For me they're no less prog than many already added artists in heavy prog category. So I completely support their inclusion.
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^exactly
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Post Options Post Options   Quote seventhsojourn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2013 at 04:48
Nope, not prog rock imo. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2013 at 08:01
Originally posted by seventhsojourn

Nope, not prog rock imo. 

Well, I cardinally don't understand how one could call 'not prog' a six minutes-long song with choral vocals and unconventional song structure (C-C-A-B-C-A-B-guitar solo-D-B instead of A-B-A-B-bridge-solo-A-B), and I won't even mention about unique sounding itself. And it's even not thier most complex/unusual one.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2013 at 08:33
I get what you are saying, but by that definition we would have a vast ocean of acts on here with nothing to do with prog.
Ghost incorporate whiffs of 'prog' into their style yes, but at the core of the music, you find balls-to-the-walls heavy rock. That is essentially what the band is about, at least to these ears.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2013 at 08:46
^Well, but still we have Heavy Prog and Prog-Related categories, full of bands with very scarce touches with prog. I wouldn't say that Black Sabbath or Blue Oyster Cult or Budgie are so prog, but still they're presented here.So Ghost looks much more acceptable for prog site than Sabbath or Aviv Geffen.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 16 2013 at 08:55
Yes, but both Black Sabbath, Budgie and BOC had a huge impact on rock music in general, which is something that can't be said about Ghost. Acts who do get in in PR, should have this facet to them, or at the least be very influential in one way or another.
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