I like raw, intimate shows, but sometimes, when the theatrics are done right, it can be a lot of fun. Ghost is exactly the right balance for me. The whole show is better experienced than read about, so I'm keeping this light. This is a band that somehow manages to maintain mystique in the era of social media, Nobody knows who they are or what they really look like. Think early Kiss, but more so. They don't even use their names. It's just Papa Emeritus III and the Nameless Ghouls. So why mess with that? And that's not to say the music isn't fucking great, because it absolutely is. I think maybe in part because they are all checking their egos at the door by choosing anonymity. Hail Satan.
Anyway, here's a video of the opening song, "Square Hammer" that Carlos shot on his shitty iPhone for you to be frustrated by. Actually, it's pretty good, so watch it on a big screen and turn it up. Then ask yourself: Are you ready to swear, right here, right now, for the devil? I am. I have. . .