Prequelle (LP)


Ghost

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Amoeba Review

06/01/2018

While death seems the dominant theme of Swedish heavy metal band Ghost's latest record, musically much of the album feels more like an '80s power ballad, with regal piano chords accenting many of the record's key moments, as in "See The Light," "Life Eternal," and "Pro Memoria," which starts and ends with a synth heavy string section, creating an undeniably cinematic mood. To call Prequelle a metal album is a bit misleading, as it seems that Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge is less concerned with creating a by the book metal record and more interested in exploring the wide-ranging ways in which heavy metal sensibilities have spread into the more pop oriented regions of Survivor-like inspirational ballads, film soundtracks and, even, musical show tunes. "Dance Macabre" could almost be a lost ABBA track and instrumental "Miasma" has a Rick Wakeman quality to it. That's not to say that there isn't a good deal of shredding and menace on the record. "Rats," with its Judas Priest like riffage, and "Faith," with its hissing growls and lightning guitar harmonies, deliver the metal goods.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Ashes
Ghost 01:21
2.
Rats
Ghost 04:21
3.
Faith
Ghost 04:29
4.
See The Light
Ghost 04:05
5.
Miasma
Ghost 05:17


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Dance Macabre
Ghost 03:39
2.
Pro Memoria
Ghost 05:39
3.
Witch Image
Ghost 03:30
4.
Helvetesfönster
Ghost 05:55
5.
Life Eternal
Ghost 03:27

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