Mind Control (Metal Blade Records)
release date: 5/14/2013
by Scott Hefflon
One of the more cohesive songs on the record, “Poison Apple” blends Kyuss’ drawl and Sabbath’s sock-hop. Deep Purple keys interlock with fuzzy riffs to make space for Beatles-esque piano tinkerings, if that’s the way the song leads. Many tunes nuzzle Ghost’s penchant for eerie pop via Satan’s metallic thundercock, but there’s more Syd Barrett late-night introspection than Satan-cuddling butt-wiggle here.