Opus Eponymous to this year’s Prequelle, are worthy of your time and attention. This recent one sees the band touch on the themes of medieval times and the Black Death. So there’s that to look forward to.
Swedish metal band Ghost really divides opinions among fans of the genre. Some believe them to be the big-show arena metal band we’ve been missing for some time, others describe their music as the Blue Öyster Cult with added Halloween makeup. Both are kind of right; the music does have that old-school hard-rock vibe — big choruses, etc. It’s not particularly “heavy,” certainly not as much as their image might suggest. But, still, since forming in 2006 they’ve been a breath of fresh air and all four of their albums, from 2010’s