Decades have passed and no new metal bands have been born yet to storm the world as Ghost has done. With talented artists such as Tobias Forge, the band has taken a lead in the world of metal.
Opus Eponymous was the debut album of the Ghost. The 2010 album stole the heart of many fans and above that, it won the heart of many audiences, they have also managed to influence many other artists and is often compared to Blue Öyster Cult and The Doors.
Their first album influenced a wide range of audience and attracted many fans but it was the second album that did the magic. After the release of Infestissumam, we could see the band being in one piece and becoming much bigger than they were already before.
They started to work with bigger production houses and did unique musical arrangements and complex structures. They continued to walk through this through Meliora and Prequelle, the third and fourth records.
The sound of Ghost is filled with ambitions, the song they release is true work of art and that could also be seen in their new album, Impera. They are so breathtaking that they are still considered one of the best to this date.
“I guess what makes my work different to your average rock band is that I’m just about an able guitar player, I peaked a long time ago, which is why I don’t practise enough anymore! I hit a wall where my fingers didn’t really obey,” says Tobias Forge.
“These days I’m more of a songwriter and conceptual creator, to be honest. I can handle a guitar, a bass, drums and also sing. I can make a song sound basically how I want it to myself, with a nice sketch of what a solo should be temperamentally.”
Tobias tells that Rock the Night is a perfect example note-perfect solo. He points out that the 80s hair metal hit song was just the perfect one that many of us can take lessons from it. And he also praised guitarist John Norum for the taste he had for the guitar. Well, he also stated that Norum’s replacement, Kee Marcello is also one of the best soloists out there.
“Right now, ‘I Have A Dream’ [the 6th single off the band’s 1979 album ‘Voulez-Vous’]. It involves three chords, and the third chord comes in at such a brilliant moment at the third section of the song.”
“The first two sections are the same two chords, back and forth. Then all of a sudden, the third chord comes in, and… they should be getting a Nobel Music Prize for that one because it’s so fucking brilliant.”