Ashes- ‘Ring -a- Ring o’ Rosies/a pocket full of posies’....Foreboding strings hover over a sinister opening intro track. It’s a deliciously devilish intro too...
Rats- Any fears that Ghost couldn’t follow the immediacy of ‘Square Hammer’ are allayed by this chugging humdinger, pinned together by a chorus so outrageously catchy and simple it’ll plague you for months (see what we did there?).
Faith- The heaviest song on the album, Sabbathian riffs are layered in silky guitar riffs and some thunderous drum work. The only song on ‘Prequelle’ that could fit on ‘Opus Eponymous’
See the Light- A piano driven power ballad with a chorus that could melt icebergs, this has Festival Anthem written all over it.
Misasma- A stunning instrumental number that isn’t so much an album track as turbo powered 80s action movie soundtrack condensed into five thrilling minutes. Oh and there’s a saxophone solo, what else would you expect?
Dance Macabre- Imagine Europe if they came from Transylvania instead of Sweden and you’ll be some way to getting your head around this rock n roll rager.
Pro Memoria- Ghosts rock opera ambitions are fully realized on this haunting number that packs in guitars, pianos, organs and even a church bell. Impressive.
Witch Image- How is it possible for a lyric like, ‘While you sleep in Earthly delight/Someone’s flesh is rotting tonight’ to exist in a song so upbeat you could drop it in a wedding party!?!
Helvetesfonster- A bombastic instrumental that could have been cut from ‘Bat Out of Hell’ for being too OTT. It’s ludicrous. We love it.
Life Eternal- ‘Is this the moment of just letting go?’ A suitably epic grand finale to the greatest heavy metal musical ever written. We’re exhausted.