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#9 GHOST Opus Eponymous - Top 10 Debut Albums In Metal

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Metal Injection is counting down the Top 10 Debut Albums in Metal, as voted by you, the Metal Injection junkie! This week we discuss why #9, Opus Eponymous by Ghost, deserves a spot on the list.

Guest speakers include members of The Black Dahlia Murder, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Nuclear Blast, MetalSucks, Metal Injection, Earache Records, Metal Blade Records and more!

Here is the Top 10 Debut Albums In Metal Countdown:
#9 GHOST Opus Eponymous
#8 MACHINE HEAD Burn My Eyes
#7 MASTODON Remission
#6 THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Calculating Infinity
#5 TOOL Undertow
#4 DIO Holy Diver
#3 Slipknot Slipknot
#2 Guns N' Roses Appetite For Destruction
#1 METALLICA Kill 'Em All

View our previous Countdowns:
– The 10 Most Controversial Moments In Metal
– 10 Most Influential Heavy Metal Albums

Posted by Metal Injection on September 20, 2016 at 1:21 pm

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  • cfreckna

    Axl repping the dudes in Moon Tooth. Hell yes.

  • FranticFrank

    I don't care who's feelings are hurt when I say "Ghost ain't metal".

    • Andrew Fernandez

      Most Ghost fans won't be offended because we don't care, its good music and a great live show, who gives a shit what they're classified as.

      • FranticFrank

        I wasn't really hating on ghost, but more so that they put them on a list classifying that their a metal band. I think ghost is a fine band.

        • Iconoclysm

          The first album is undoubtedly metal

          • Maddoxxx

            in what sense? at most they're just a heavy metal like glam metal in a way but please dont be so cocky to put them into thrash metal…
            because they aint

          • Def Batface

            who said they're thrash metal? thrash is just one of over a hundred different classifications of metal. If we're going to call ambient synth like later Burzum or droning feedback like Sunn 0))) and Earth metal than I damn sure think Ghost can be included in the conversation. They borrow a lot of structure and theme from bands like Iron Maiden and Judas Priest (calm down, I'm not saying they SOUND like these two bands, just structurally and in timbre in a lot of places), they play distorted grooves with poppy hooks and satanic lyrical themes and their stage show is like being transported to a dark cathedral of spectacle and oddity. It's metal in it's own way, just not kvlt or BRO-tal in the way generic copycat purists require so their delicate preconceptions don't get shattered. Metal is about doing shit your way, and being dark and confrontational about it; these guys do it different than anyone else and pay homage to their pedigree without sounding recycled. Go Ghost m/

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    • Here's Johnny

      No, Ghost are primarily a metal/hard rock band(with hints of doom metal too).

    • Maddoxxx

      they're indeed aint thrash metal…i hate media publicity…
      they blew up ghost like they're the next big thing…

    • VivaLaManual

      Yeah. They are hard rock. Some decent songs, but they aren't metal.

  • Sir Peras

    Opus was pretty good…but Infestissumam was the one that really got me into them, and Meliora is the perfect bridge between those two. Great band, tight live act, here's to a few more wonderful albums by this poppy metal band I love.

  • cleverusername

    After the first two, I can only imagine what number one is going to be, but I'm going to put my money on Limp Bizkit or Avenged Sevenfold now.

    • loki_0420

      Should be System of a Down or Slipknot

  • Dead1

    I thought this was meant to be Top 10 Debut Albums In Metal? And last time I checked Ghost were pretty much pop rock.

    • Maybe it's supposed to be top 10 debut albums in modern metal.

      • Dead1

        Fair enough but the list you vote from has lots of old stuff and Ghost aren't even modern metal.

    • Here's Johnny

      oh shut the fuck up, they are a metal band.

    • Sir Peras

      Ghost is Ghost, that's an answer for you and for the guy below : )

  • μπουχέσας

    Black Dahlia Murder and Ghost? Is that a joke?

    Annihilator – Alice in Hell (voted as best debut of the decade in greek Metal Hammer in '89)
    Candlemass – Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    Metallica – Kill em All
    Slayer – Show no Mercy
    Slipknot – Slipknot
    Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness
    Machine Head – Burn my Eyes
    Mercyful Fate – Melissa
    Queensryche – Queen of the Ryche

    • Cool it Grandpa, no one needs to see your extremely derivative list. Fucking lol at Slipknot

    • Sir Peras

      So far I've seen two bands that could do with some publicity at a web like this….that's the purpose of the articles.

  • Ayreonaut

    Ghost sucks.

  • a

    Whoever voted for this is an idiot.

    • Maddoxxx

      a moron probably

  • Scene X Splitter

    Metal is Ghost <3

    • Maddoxxx

      in your dream…

  • Ichabod Riel

    Incantation- onward to golgotha #1