Infestissumam

Ghost - Infestissumam
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2013 Ratings: #748 / 956
User Score
Based on 89 ratings
2013 Ratings: #311
April 16, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Lorna Vista / Label
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
AllMusic

They've definitely managed to carve out a niche within the increasingly fragmented world of heavy metal, and while purists may revile them for their insolence, it's their insubordination that ultimately earns them a place in the genre.

70
No Ripcord

While Ghost B.C. could certainly use a little added variety, both musically and lyrically (maybe Satan could sit out as lyricist for like five songs on their next record), there’s plenty here to admire.

60
PopMatters

Even though Infestissumam isn’t a masterpiece by any means, this infernal troupe has written an interesting if not immediate record that while lacking the translucent hooks of its eponymous predecessor, shows that the shrouded conjurers of Ghost B.C. have plenty of tricks left under their black robes.

58
Pitchfork

This is a pop-rock record underwritten with childlike Anti-Christian sentiment; the tension between those underdeveloped directions-- surface-level darkness and near-translucent accessibility-- creates little but an insufferable stiffness.

50
Consequence of Sound

They could certainly use some diversity there, as Infestissumam suffers from repetitive lyrics (they manage to have too much “hail Satan”) in addition to a noticeable lack of hooks. 

Ian_Kal
74
Instrumentals are hot
JustSomeGuy
57
Infestissumam isn't a bad album, but it isn't all that good neither.
There are some really good songs on here - and when I say really good, I mean REALLY good. Year Zero and Monstrance Clock in particular stand out as truly amazing tracks that really show just what Ghost are capable of creating. However, the down points on this album are much more prominent. SECULAR HAZE and Idolatrine stand out as especially bad. They're just boring and just bring the overall score down.
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kappachino
62
We don't talk about this one
notbuzzzila
59
Ghost's doomiest and darkest record to date is a bit of a disappointment, but has its charm. I find myself throwing it on from time to time.
68
While it’s Ghost’s weakest project to date, it’s still not awful. There are songs such as Idolatrine, and SECULAR HAZE which I very much dislike, even hate on a few days; songs like Year Zero, Body and Blood, and Monstrance Clock make up for those tracks. The decision to place La Mantra Mori as the closer is stupid, as I feel that it would much better serve its purpose as the opener.
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Track List

  1. Infestissumam 
  2. Per Aspera Ad Inferi
  3. Secular Haze
  4. Jigolo Har Megiddo
  5. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen
  6. Year Zero 
  7. Body And Blood
  8. Idolatrine 
  9. Depth Of Satan's Eyes
  10. Monstrance Clock 
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