There is something about Ghost and their approach that feels genuine. It doesn't hurt that the music is rock solid. The music is not terribly heavy, is easy to get into, and is filled with atmosphere. There are moments where the music reminded me visually of The Blind Dead films. Odd, I know, but there it is. Occasional use of acoustic guitar and a sprinkling of organ music throughout add to the considerable atmosphere the music has.
Vocals are clean and have a surreal, dreamlike quality to them. Guitars are a little fuzzy, bass also fuzzy and just a little groovy, and the drums are there to keep time and reinforce the old school sounds. From "Con Clavi Con Dio" to "Elizabeth" and from "Stand by Him" to "Death Knell," Ghost never loses focus, delivering interesting music that has a great ebb and flow to carry you through. It almost lulls you into a state of contentment.
This is a really good album, no matter your beliefs. It features great production values and has a sound that is distinctive and stands out from the crowd.