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Impera by Ghost

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Impera

Release Date: Mar 11, 2022

Genre(s): Pop/Rock

Record label: Loma Vista

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Album Review: Impera by Ghost

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

Sputnikmusic - 74
Based on rating 3.7/5

Ghost of a Ghost. There's a spoonful of irony in the fact that Impera, the latest album of Sweden's most laureated export since IKEA, is an album about the rise and fall of empires. After all, the band's top wig, Tobias Forge, has been building on his Ghost empire for years now at a dramatically frenzy pace. However, for many a fan, its decline has been steady and unstoppable since the release of their most acclaimed and Grammy sweeper album, 2015's Meliora.

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Exclaim - 70
Based on rating 7/10

As Ghost's popularity rose over the past decade, it was obvious there would come a day when the Swedish occult-metal outfit would move away from their over-the-top Satanic themes into more accessible, chart-friendly territory. 2018's Prequelle saw the band, led by mastermind Tobias Forge, play it safer than ever. While Ghost showed that they were able to produce songs that could comfortably be played in arena settings, they also lost some of their bite in doing so.

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