For our album reviews, here's the new segment we call:
The big release this week (year?) is of course Swedish pop metallers GHOST, with their fourth full-length 'Prequelle'... And oh boy... What a MASTERPIECE!!
I wasn't necessarily convinced on first listen... and even found myself thinking it was "underwhelming"... but that was partly because two of the stand-out tracks are the two singles that have already been out for weeks ~ the Blue-Box #1's 'Rats' and 'Dance Macabre' (and at first I felt the others weren't quite matching up to that).
The other (and probably most important) reason was that my expectations were sky-high... (which makes it almost impossible to meet them, you know).
Upon second listen... I was sold! It's all-killer-no-filler!
Frontman Tobias Forge is proving more and more with each album that he's a musical genius. This is melodic theatrical pop metal at its best! And despite its catchy singles (and potential future singles), it's an album-album... meaning it's a unique and thrilling experience to listen to the FLOW of the album from beginning to end!
Now something really great and powerful needs to come along to prevent this from becoming Album of the Year... just saying!!