Ghost – ‘Prequelle’ (Album Review)

Ghost Prequelle Review Album Review Rats Dance Macabre Papa emeritus cardinal copia ashes faith see the light miasma pro memoria witch image helvetesfonster life eternal meliora grammy Infestissumam opus eponymous Has It Leaked Interview Guitar Guitarist Vocalist Vocals Drummer Drums Bass Bassist Feature New Album EP Single Review CD Concert Gig Tickets to Download Stream Live Show Torrent Music Musician Record Label Update Facebook YouTube channel Twitter VEVO Spotify iTunes Apple Music Instagram Snapchat Band Logo Cover Art Bandcamp Soundcloud Release Date Digital Cover Art Artwork Split Why Did Break Up New Final Last Latest News Update merch shop buy rar release date songs track listing preview lyrics mp3 Wikipedia wiki bio biography discography gear tuning rig setup equipment official website poster kerrang rock sound q mojo team rock metal hammer NME t shirt hoodie hoody cap hat tab video vinyl wallpaper zip

Ghost possess a reputation built on a perfectly crystallized creative vision. Rock fans the world over are by now familiar with their Satanic-Catholic image and the sight of demon-pope Papa Emeritus – and they’ve at least heard of a set of albums bursting with wicked lyrics and increasingly groove-focused rock songs.

Now Papa Emeritus is gone, replaced by Cardinal Copia for an album obsessed with disease, dark times, and the end of the world. On paper, this doesn’t sound too cheerful – but Prequelle itself actually takes on an upbeat, celebratory attitude more often than not.

Hallelujah.

Whether embracing power ballads See The Light and Dance Macabre, exploring cinematic prog with folky overtones during Pro Memoria, or gloriously gliding through closing love song Life Eternal, Ghost have seen fit to highlight their more romantic side throughout much of Prequelle. Elsewhere, Rats brings to mind Queen’s classic Flash during its main chorus hook; Miasma and Helvetesfonster both pass the five-minute-instrumental mark; and both Faith and Witch Image are more straight-ahead rockers, only the former proving an early weak spot quickly forgotten once See The Light begins.

Taken as a whole, Prequelle is the perfect album to push Ghost into the arena leagues and keep them there, where they truly belong, forever and ever.

Amen.

LTK RATING: 93% (Essential Listening!)

Pre-order Prequelle (out June 1) on iTunes.

Click below to start reading Why Do Good Bands Break Up? for free!

Tags: ,

Posted on 30 May 2018

What do you think?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.