Ghosts of Loss

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Ghosts of Loss
Studio album by Swallow the Sun
Released August 24th, 2005
Recorded 24 January - 20 February 2005
Genre Death/doom, melodic death metal, gothic metal
Length 65:59
Label Firebox Records
Producer Swallow the Sun
Swallow the Sun chronology
The Morning Never Came
(2003)The Morning Never Came2003
Ghosts of Loss
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Ghosts of Loss is the second studio album by Swallow the Sun, released on August 24, 2005. Compared with their debut, this album has more influences of gothic metal. Some of its themes are greatly influenced by the 1990-91 TV serial Twin Peaks.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Juha Raivio.

No. Title Length
1. "The Giant" 11:56
2. "Descending Winters" 6:11
3. "Psychopath's Lair" 5:52
4. "Forgive Her..." 9:00
5. "Fragile" 7:14
6. "Ghost of Laura Palmer" 8:07
7. "Gloom, Beauty and Despair" 8:45
8. "The Ship" 8:54


  • Mikko Kotamäki - vocals
  • Markus Jämsen - guitar
  • Juha Raivio - guitar
  • Aleksi Munter - keyboards
  • Matti Honkonen - bass guitar
  • Pasi Pasanen - drums


  • Produced by Swallow the Sun.
  • Recorded, engineered & mixed by Sami Kokko.
  • Mastered by Minerva Pappi.

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Peak
2005 Finnish Top 40 Albums Chart 8

Cultural references[edit]

The album contains multiple references to the TV series Twin Peaks. Laura Palmer is the girl around whose murder the series revolves. Guitarist Juha Raivio said in an interview, "The song got nothing to do with real Laura Palmer or Twin Peaks, but the feeling is there and everybody knows what kind of girl Laura really was. So, no love song here."[2] The Giant is a character from the second season.