Title: “Year Zero” (Single)
Label: Loma Vista Recordings
Release Date: 3/12/2013
Genre: Doom Metal
It wasn’t long ago that I offered up some thoughts on the debut single “Secular Haze” from the upcoming Ghost B.C. album “Infestissumam” which you can find HERE. I didn’t love or hate the track per se but was glad to get some time to absorb the second single “Year Zero” which I am loving quite a bit. This tune was also free and in order to hear it before the full release, the fans had to use Facebook to nominate their new singer Papa Emeritus II as the new Pope for the Roman Catholic Church. He didn’t win the vote of course but the fans still got and advance listen to what I feel is a fantastic track. “Year Zero” begins with a choir that names numerous demonic entities and that is an intense way to start. It takes a moment or two to realize that is what they are saying but they are. The riff on this one is almost hypnotic and with its steady pace draws you into the melodies quite well. When Papa II begins to sing his tale of how insignificant man is in the greater scheme of things it just brings you deeper into their mire.
The chorus is excellent and will surely be a standout point during a live show based on how it sounds on the computer to my ears. If the rest of “Infestissumam” sounds anything like this I think I will have found my favorite album of 2013 (or at least one more of them). April cannot come fast enough for me since I am steadily aiming my devotions under Ghosts discretion. Maybe you should start to do the same.
1. Year Zero
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