Ghost - Prequelle



7.6 | 357 votes |
Release date: 1 June 2018
Style: Heavy metal, Psychedelic rock

Owners:

160 have it
27 want it


01. Ashes
02. Rats
03. Faith
04. See The Light
05. Miasma
06. Dance Macabre
07. Pro Memoria
08. Witch Image
09. Helvetesfönster
10. Life Eternal
11. It's A Sin [Pet Shop Boys cover] [Deluxe Edition bonus]
12. Avalanche [Leonard Cohen cover] [Deluxe Edition bonus]

The Best Hard Rock Album Of 2018

Staff review by
nikarg
Rating:
6.8
You all know the stories behind Ghost's unmasking, the subsequent lawsuits and Cardinal Copia replacing Papa Emeritus III, so let's cut to the chase.

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published 12.06.2018 | Comments (21)

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17.08.2018 - 07:40
solar
Oh my god haha, Pet Shop Boys cover. I love Ghost's covers.
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22.09.2018 - 19:12
Rating: 6
metalbrat
What a waste of time....most boring.
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08.03.2019 - 15:09
Rating: 9
gavdann
Written by EsotericSpiritc on 19.06.2018 at 10:23

This album is a pile of vomit. I generously gave it a four out of ten. People (especially those just getting into metal) need to think outside of this band and all of those borderline bands (Butcher Babies, Threat Signal, and that wavelength).

Judas Priest, Fractal Gates, Sinistro, Kataklysm, and Nervosa have put out good albums in terms of 2018 releases.

For sure if someone was getting in to metal for the first time, I'd recommend Kataklysm
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03.04.2019 - 05:55
Rating: 9
tintinb
This album caught Ghost'd soul for me. I loved it way too much and I really wanted to hate it. The songs in the middle of the album are really really nice.
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20.11.2019 - 23:25
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
I tried very hard to understand all the negativity surrounding this album since day one.

I didn't get it then, I still don't get it today.

This album is awesome, if you're a fan of Ghost, you will like it. Not sure why you wouldn't?
I mean unless you're that type who thinks a band should always release the exact same thing that sounds the exact same way.

Yeah.. Then you won't like it. Because it's not Meliora, it's not Opus and it's not Infest. It's Prequelle.
It sounds different, it sounds good, its catchy, there's pop influences a plenty mixed with hard rock. Just spin it, do it for you...
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21.11.2019 - 00:30
Rating: 6
tominator
At best deranged
Written by Guib on 20.11.2019 at 23:25

I mean unless you're that type who thinks a band should always release the exact same thing that sounds the exact same way.

Yeah.. Then you won't like it. Because it's not Meliora, it's not Opus and it's not Infest. It's Prequelle.


So are you saying that the 3 previous records were all the same? Because I liked Meliora (still their best imo) and Opus Eponymous. Thought Infestissumam was ok. And this one is probably their weakest (between a 6 and 7 for me).

So either Opus and Meliora are albums that are exactly the same stuff or I'm not a fan of Ghost (even though Meliora is one of my favourite records of 2015).

Or maybe this album doesn't work for me. And perhaps that's also the case for some other people here. Now I'm not defending the 1s or 2s that were given to this album, because frankly I think an album rarely deserves to get a score like that. However, that's my opinion on giving scores, others might see that differently.

But honestly to say that someone dislikes this album because they are not a fan of the band or because they only like to hear the same thing over and over again is a bit of a blunt thing to say imo.
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26.11.2019 - 18:23
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
Well yeah, I'm blunt and I'm quite tired of hearing so much crap said about this album. So perhaps it was a little inconsiderate of me but I don't really care.

And no you're right Opus, Infest and Meliora are not the same album, but share much more in common than Prequelle ever will and I think that the
ballad-like feel and poppy twist to it is what detracts most people from the album. There's still Rats or Faith that are more in the veins of "classic Ghost" if that
is even a thing. In any case, I love what they did, I love bands who take risks and try different avenues and go out of their way to deliver a different sound every time
without losing the touch that makes them who they are. Ghost is a good example of that In my opinion.
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28.11.2019 - 21:41
Rating: 6
tominator
At best deranged
Written by Guib on 26.11.2019 at 18:23

Well yeah, I'm blunt and I'm quite tired of hearing so much crap said about this album. So perhaps it was a little inconsiderate of me but I don't really care.

And no you're right Opus, Infest and Meliora are not the same album, but share much more in common than Prequelle ever will and I think that the
ballad-like feel and poppy twist to it is what detracts most people from the album. There's still Rats or Faith that are more in the veins of "classic Ghost" if that
is even a thing. In any case, I love what they did, I love bands who take risks and try different avenues and go out of their way to deliver a different sound every time
without losing the touch that makes them who they are. Ghost is a good example of that In my opinion.


I can understand that frustration. I used to feel that as well whenever an album that I really liked got crapped on. But as of now, I honestly have the feeling "Well I don't care, I like it so I'm going to continue enjoying this record, doesn't matter what others think about it.".

I like it when bands experiment. I'm completely open to the idea of doing something else. However, that doesn't necessarily mean I will like the new experimentation on the record. And that's fine. I rather have a band that gets a 4/10, 5/10 or 6/10 (from me) for an album they experimented on than a dull attempt at rehashing the same material over and over again.

In this case, yes it's the poppy twist that impacts my enjoyability of this record. Because I'm quite ok with pop influences, here and there but usually it's a love it or hate it kind of thing. Basically some songs work perfectly with the pop vibe, others I just dislike. And that often happens for me personally. Slipknot's latest record also had that (by lack of a better word) "issue" imo.
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04.12.2019 - 18:33
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
Fair enough I get what you're saying and I agree that its not because they experiment new stuff that you should automatically like it.

It just happens to have worked on me I guess. Fun talk though, I get your point of view completely.
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09.01.2020 - 01:52
Rating: 6
Hrodebert
I had to come back to this after a while as I was a bit disappointed with this album, and I am a huge Ghost fan, but still this album is half lacking to me. Rats and Dance Macbre are super catchy and fun. Pro Memoria and Witch Image are stellar songs, but over half of this album is just boring to me. I don't get the hate from Ghost fans either, I don't hate the album just a bit disappointed
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09.01.2020 - 11:12
Rating: 9
gavdann
Written by Hrodebert on 09.01.2020 at 01:52

I had to come back to this after a while as I was a bit disappointed with this album, and I am a huge Ghost fan, but still this album is half lacking to me. Rats and Dance Macbre are super catchy and fun. Pro Memoria and Witch Image are stellar songs, but over half of this album is just boring to me. I don't get the hate from Ghost fans either, I don't hate the album just a bit disappointed

Pro Memoria is probably the weakest track on the album for me. The "Don't you forget about dying, don't you forget about your friend death" line is incredibly cringe worthy.
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09.01.2020 - 16:17
Rating: 6
Hrodebert
Written by gavdann on 09.01.2020 at 11:12

Written by Hrodebert on 09.01.2020 at 01:52

I had to come back to this after a while as I was a bit disappointed with this album, and I am a huge Ghost fan, but still this album is half lacking to me. Rats and Dance Macbre are super catchy and fun. Pro Memoria and Witch Image are stellar songs, but over half of this album is just boring to me. I don't get the hate from Ghost fans either, I don't hate the album just a bit disappointed

Pro Memoria is probably the weakest track on the album for me. The "Don't you forget about dying, don't you forget about your friend death" line is incredibly cringe worthy.


But cringe is kinda Ghost's charm, making cringe worthy things catchy and entertaining
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10.01.2020 - 14:27
Rating: 9
gavdann
Written by Hrodebert on 09.01.2020 at 16:17

Written by gavdann on 09.01.2020 at 11:12

Written by Hrodebert on 09.01.2020 at 01:52

I had to come back to this after a while as I was a bit disappointed with this album, and I am a huge Ghost fan, but still this album is half lacking to me. Rats and Dance Macbre are super catchy and fun. Pro Memoria and Witch Image are stellar songs, but over half of this album is just boring to me. I don't get the hate from Ghost fans either, I don't hate the album just a bit disappointed

Pro Memoria is probably the weakest track on the album for me. The "Don't you forget about dying, don't you forget about your friend death" line is incredibly cringe worthy.


But cringe is kinda Ghost's charm, making cringe worthy things catchy and entertaining

On Prequelle was the first time some of their lyrics made me cringe.
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14.01.2020 - 04:26
Rating: 9
CWA
I think this is Ghost's most interesting album, and therefore my favorite.
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