- Record Label: Loma Vista Recordings
- Release Date: Aug 21, 2015
- Artist(s): Ghost
- Summary: The third full-length release for the Swedish metal band was produced by Klas Åhlund.
- Record Label: Loma Vista Recordings
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Pop-Metal, Goth Metal, Symphonic Metal
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|We're standing here by the abyss and the world is in flames. Two star-crossed lovers reaching out to the beast with many names. He is He's the...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
Positive: 10 out of 12
Mixed: 2 out of 12
Negative: 0 out of 12
Aug 21, 2015With the progressive-pop-doom hybrid that Ghost have crafted on Meliora, with the occult aesthetic running in parallel to the music--is a resounding victory for the Swedish sextet and is assuredly the band's strongest album to date.
Aug 21, 2015Meliora jumps so quickly from classic hard rock to prog to glam metal it can be dizzying (and perhaps even dazzling) for listeners. What holds it all together is solid writing that sticks close to stock pop/rock methodology.
Aug 21, 2015Meliora is easily the sextet’s finest outing to date, a meticulously executed, artful collection of black-souled retro doom-pop, as heavy as Metallica, as melodically sophisticated as ABBA.
Aug 21, 2015Ghost isn't for everyone; they are deliberately, deliciously over the top and unapologetically dramatic, but if you dig their smoke and mirrors, then Meliora is just the indulgence you've been craving.
Aug 28, 2015It’s hard to imagine having more fun with a metal album than with Meliora.
Sep 2, 2015After something of a sophomore album slump, Ghost have come roaring back to sing the praises of Lucifer and remind us that classic heavy metal is still alive and well.
Aug 21, 2015Given the rigid stylistic direction of Meliora overall, Ghost seem to be writing for the expectations of the general metal community with songs like the stock metallic chugging of 'Absolution' and the AC/DC-baiting 'Majesty'. Such safe playing prevents Meliora from being something truly special.
Positive: 12 out of 13
Mixed: 1 out of 13
Negative: 0 out of 13
Jun 10, 2016Amazing album with that recognizable old school sound done in Ghost style. Not a single subpar song on the album as it ends flawlessly withAmazing album with that recognizable old school sound done in Ghost style. Not a single subpar song on the album as it ends flawlessly with "Deus in Absentia" and the choir singing at the end.… Expand
Mar 24, 2023The Ghost album ever, heavy but still pop-like. Just a fun listen with a nice blend of the album. Circe is THE GHOST SONG ever. If you don'tThe Ghost album ever, heavy but still pop-like. Just a fun listen with a nice blend of the album. Circe is THE GHOST SONG ever. If you don't want to listen to this album at least listen to this one track.… Expand
Feb 4, 2016These guys have crafted a perfect rock album in Meliora. Forget all the labels - this is !ROCK!
Dynamic yet cohesive. Supremely badass yetThese guys have crafted a perfect rock album in Meliora. Forget all the labels - this is !ROCK!
Dynamic yet cohesive. Supremely badass yet serene. Dense yet instantly captivating and memorable.
A lot of people are turned off by their getups, which is a shame because this record is a must listen!… Expand
Sep 21, 2015Flawless album. Heavy lift after the tragedy that was Infestissumam. However yet far away from being Opus Eponymous.
This album isFlawless album. Heavy lift after the tragedy that was Infestissumam. However yet far away from being Opus Eponymous.
This album is fantastic, it really is. Each song have it's own tone, it's own feeling and sound. It's dark at the same time as it's melodic.… Expand
Jun 28, 2017This album combines the accessibility and catchiness with the energy of metal resulting in a near perfect set of songs. Not really sure whyThis album combines the accessibility and catchiness with the energy of metal resulting in a near perfect set of songs. Not really sure why the critics rate it so lowly.
Fav Tracks: "Spirit", "Cirice", "From The Pinnacle To The Pit" and "Absolution"… Expand
Aug 30, 2017A BLAST. Ghost showed that they are able to create their sound to perfection in this album. Every song feels like an instant classic, maybeA BLAST. Ghost showed that they are able to create their sound to perfection in this album. Every song feels like an instant classic, maybe its because it was influenced by classic rock. still the fusion of Metal, Classic Heavy Rock and 80's Pop sounds... bas Ghost showed that for the 3rd time they are able to pull it off, better than ever.… Expand
Mar 19, 202148/100
i didnt really enjoy it. in my opinion most of the songs sounded the same. however i really liked : he is, mummy dust, square hammer
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