Ghost Songs Ranked

Ghost, also formerly known as Ghost B.C. in the United States, is a Swedish rock band that was formed in Linköping in 2006. In 2010, they released a three-track demo followed by a 7-inch vinyl titled “Elizabeth”, and later their debut full-length album Opus Eponymous. The song Ritual was chosen by Kerrang! as one of “The 50 Most Evil Songs Ever.” The Grammys-nominated album was widely praised and significantly increased its popularity. Their second album and major-label debut, Infestissumam, was released in 2013, debuted at number one in Sweden, and won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Album. The band released their third studio album, Meliora, in 2015 to much critical acclaim and high record sales, reaching number one in their home country of Sweden, and number eight in the United States. Its lead single, “Cirice”, earned them the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. The band released their fourth studio album, Prequelle, in 2018. In March 2020, at the final show of A Pale Tour Named Death, Forge once again assumed the mantle of Papa Emeritus. Here are all of Ghost’s songs ranked.

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15. Kiss the Go-Goat (Seven Inches of Satanic Panic, 2019)

“It took some listenings for me to warm up to this one, but after getting used to it I actually quite like the 60’s feel of this song.”

14. Deus In Absentia (Meliora, 2015)

“The hook is so powerful. Heavy music, eerie keyboards, pop hooks and deep, but dark content. I haven’t heard something close to Ghost from an impact on metal/heavy music since Ozzy went solo with Randy Rhodes or early Pantera. It’s a real shift in heavy music. Plus, other influences fused into the music makes it complex and really enjoyable. This band (Tobias) is something special.”

13. Elizabeth (Opus Eponymous, 2010)

“This song is how found ghost cause my name is Elizabeth and I was looking up songs with my name and I’m so hooked I listen to them ever single day. I might have an addiction”

Ghost – Meliora (2015, CD) - Discogs

12. Secular Haze (Infestissumam 2013)

“I love the rift of this song and the keyboard playing in the background! I always get chills when I listen to this song and it makes me feel like I’m a part of a religious cult.”

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11. Stand by Him (Opus Eponymous 2010)

“I started listening to this song in April, in which obviously the last thing on your mind is Fall, let alone Halloween. But this song immediately made me feel like I was in a really cool, spooky Halloween setting! Definitely one of the coolest songs I’ve ever listened to.”

10. Genesis (Opus Eponymous 2010)

“Everything from the melodic riffing to the emotional acoustic outro to end the album – one of the best modern rock instrumentals!”

Opus eponymous | Ghost CD | EMP

9. Rats (Prequelle, 2018)

“I’ve been on the edge of getting into ghost for quite some time. However after hearing Rats for the first time it finally pushed me over the edge. I’ve since purchased the entire back catalog and am enjoying this revolutionary band and their amazing sound!”

8. From the Pinnacle to the Pit (Meliora 2015)

“Great mixture of the bass and guitars for a stomping riff that gives this song its steam. The lyrics itself details the fall of Lucifer and exalts his defiance of God. Making for the great chorus. “You were cast out from the heavens to the ground, blackened feathers falling down. You will wear your independence like a crown” These lines signify what this is all about. It’s spooky in that charming b-movie kind of way with Papa’s vocals, which are actually using some pretty serious religious imagery here.”

7. Ghuleh / Zombie Queen (Infestissumam 2013)

“One of my new favorite Ghost songs. It’s a really beautiful, chill song! The song literally sounds like you are sitting at a weird satanic ritual. The first time I heard it, I thought god was gonna smite me when the song was over.”

reDiscover Ghost's 'Infestissumam' - uDiscover

6. He Is (Meliora 2015)

“Not the best but deserving of more praise. I showed this song to friends who hate metal and they loved it. Just goes to show how this band can really be the next step in bringing back a style of metal that can resonate with a broader audience.”

5. Monstrance Clock (Infestissumam, 2013)

“Staple of the live set for good reason if Ghost doesn’t finish with monstrance clock we riot! One of the most interactive experiences you will ever experience live the chorus is thunderous with the entire room singing the same words. I absolutely adore that song”

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4. Square Hammer (Popestar, 2016)

“I love metal, and this was the first song I had herd done in a great many years that really reached out and got me. I am slowly enjoying this bands work and I have not heard this like since, Ozzy or Kiss. It is nice to know that this kind of music is still going strong. I absolutely love it and will follow this band, hopefully for a long time to come.”

KK Slider Prequelle album cover : Ghostbc

3. Ritual (Opus Eponymous, 2010)

“This my current favorite song – it starts off with a beautiful haunting piano melody, followed by a sudden and awesome transition into a groovy hard rock song – definitely the band’s best song to date!”

2. Year Zero (Infestissumam 2013)

“Just incredible and unique from the very first moment I have the pleasure to taste it. Ghost’s most toe-tapping track. Great beat, sinister lyrics, awesome live performance.”

1. Cirice (Meliora, 2015)

“This song introduced me to Ghost and as a result I had this song on loop for three straight days. The music video also got my attention, and this song was really well done. Such a simple and catchy song, yet deep and complicated at the same time. Definitely their best!”