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  • Summary: Director/composer John Carpenter returns with son Cody Carpenter and godson Daniel Davies on his first non-soundtrack release in five years.
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  1. Feb 3, 2021
    83
    This Lost Themes run is the best legacy sequel in this exhaustive era of legacy sequels, and if we’re lucky, the credits will never roll.
  2. Feb 5, 2021
    80
    Arriving at a time when so many artists are inspired by his music, Lost Themes III: Alive After Death proves Carpenter is still one of a kind.
  3. The Wire
    Apr 6, 2021
    80
    The aforementioned “Carpathian Darkness” is an archetype for the album as a whole, thoroughly captivating despite (or because) of its familiarity. [Feb 2021, p.46]
  4. Uncut
    Feb 2, 2021
    70
    Conjures worlds of chilly, pulsing synths and waspish guitar. [Mar 2021, p.27]
  5. Feb 4, 2021
    70
    The only thing the trio still hasn’t mastered is ending its tunes, which they often cut short like film cues. ... If his intent with the Lost Themes albums was to assert his authority over the copycats who’ve crossed his path in recent years, he has succeeded.
  6. Feb 3, 2021
    70
    While this third entry could be classified as largely more of the same, there's enough freshness here to warrant a closer look, especially if you're already a fan of the project.
  7. Mojo
    Feb 2, 2021
    60
    He's never met a supernatural entity he can't pair with thumping darktronica and stalking rock guitar - weeping Ghost, Vampire's Touch, Skeleton - but it's done with a fabulously cold touch. [Mar 2021, p.89]

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