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★★☆☆ This time around, Ghost are emulating The Scorps more than anyone else, which fits I guess; I don’t fault them for emerging from their latest personnel changeup with a little less Satanism, and sounding a little more stadium rock instead. The tunes are still catchy, the guitars still polished and appropriate, but all of this is harder to care that much about. Listening to this album is ultimately not unlike watching Stranger Things; there’s comforting in the familiar, reverence in the reference, but above all You Had To Be There to really get it.