For a milestone post like 150, as well as the grand finale of a 6-day run of modern favourites, it couldn’t end with anyone but Ghost. I adore Ghost. Not to sound too hipster but, I’ve been fucking with Ghost since album number 1. Seeing their trajectory from European club show oddity to bonafide festival … Continue reading 150: GHOST
Everything Danzig does is undeniably Danzig and that is a noteworthy achievement with a catalogue this unique and amazing.
Across nearly thirty years, Lordi have released ten albums of tongue-in-cheek horror anthems with such brilliant lyrics as “the Devil is a loser, and he’s my bitch” and “shake the baby silent”.
It’s bombastic, it’s fun, and it’s solid straightforward rock. It often gets overlooked - Kiss will forever be seen as a gimmick band, after all - but a band can’t get by on incredible showmanship alone. The music has to be strong enough to lift it up, and the longevity Kiss has seen speaks for itself.
I was 27 when I finally saw APC perform live and it felt like I’d been waiting for that moment for far longer than 12 years. Because, to this day, if I hear any track from Mer De Noms I’m transported back. I’m that awkward teenager again, who’s finding himself through music.
This mix of seemingly disparate influences, into a single cohesive style is truly a thing of beauty. Not unlike a certain ghostly act of ever-growing popularity, White Void’s doomy, bluesy throwback is perfectly imagined in modern day. These songs are thrilling, and beg to be performed for huge crowds, fists and lighters aloft.