So there’s this band called Ghost that, as horror fans, I’m sure you guys have heard of—even if you haven’t heard any of their songs. With a lead singer who looks like a cross between the Pope and Skeletor backed by a quintet of “Nameless Ghouls” in anonymizing masks, I’m sure they’ve caught your eye, if not your curiosity. While band members claim that masks and face paint are used in order to put the focus on their art as opposed to their individual identities, their Satanic aesthetic is undoubtedly a huge part of the band’s controversial appeal, overshadowing (in most cases) their musical talents. And that’s the definition of “irony”.
But if you ever needed proof that the Satanic Cult look is mere stagecraft, a “gimmick” as many Nameless Ghouls insist, the video below will go a long way towards changing your mind—if you close your eyes, that it. Check out Papa Emeritus II and his Ghouls delivering a surprisingly mellow (and melodic) rendition of The Beatles Here Comes the Sun.
Believe me, it’s alright! Have a look/listen and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Are you a fan of Ghost? What do you think about this unlikely cover? Let’s discuss!