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Moonspell

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.85 | 38 ratings

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ThrasherPT
4 stars This is Moonspell's first album, Wolfheart.

The first song on this album is ''Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)". The song starts with a clean guitar playing some chords that sound very dark and the riffs are great. I really love the bass line on this one. The next song is ''Love Crimes'', it starts with a very powerfull and catchy riff and the bass line is interesting. Well, I liked this song, but I gotta say that after 3 minutes I just got bored and sick of it, I started getting distracted, maybe if this song wasn't so long I would like it better. ''...Of Dream and Drama (Midnight Ride)'' is nothing special, it's just another song on the album. The ending of the song when Fernando says "Midnight Ride" and it starts echoing really annoyed me. This is not a bad song, but it's nothing special either. The following song is ''Lua D'Inverno'' (In english, Winter Moon). This is an instrumental, one of the best songs on the album IMO. I really liked this one, It's very well composed, the guitar and flute is just amazing and there is feeling everywhere! ''Trebaruna'' is a song sung in Portuguese. Trebaruna is a song that doesn't mean nothing to me, It was kinda boring, I gotta say. The next song is "Vampiria", while listening to the album I was very happy to listen to Vampiria, because I was kinda bored during the previous songs, and I really like this one. The song starts very darkly, with Fernando Ribeiro whispering some lyrics and Keyboard. The female vocalist in this song is wonderful! This is a song that diserves to be heard over and over again. In the middle of the song the electric guitar kicks in playing a riff that's very catchy and heavy. There are many wonderful moments in this song, I really really love it! It's one of the best songs on the album, and I have so much to say about it. The ending is epic, it's a very nice way to finish a song. Then we have ''An Erotic Alchemy'' it starts with a very interesting bass line. It seems that the songs from Vampiria just get better and better. This song is pretty nice actually, I didn't get bored at all! The bass line is wonderfull like in most of these songs. I love how Fernando Ribeiro just says the lyrics in some parts of their songs instead of singig or screaming, I also love is whispers, it's truly fantastic! The next song is the masterpiece, ''Alma Mater''. This is a brilliant song, the main riff is amazing, the lyrics are great! When you start to listen to this album you think it's all boring and nothing special, but when you come to Vampiria, from that point, all the songs are just amazing! Alma Mater is the best song on the album IMO, and the one I listen more. It has a lot of feeling and power. ''Ataegina'' is the last song on this album, it's another song sung in Portuguese. It's a very nice song, it's very folky, I liked it.

I liked this album very much, altough, there were 2 or 3 songs that I really didn't like, they were boring, very boring. On the other hand, songs like Lua D'Inverno, Vampiria or Alma Mater really made this album worth the listen! I really enjoyed reviewing this one, and I hope you give this band a chance! I'm not sure if I should give it 3 or 4 stars, because it's not Excelent, but it's more than good! But I'm thinking more about giving it 4 stars.

ThrasherPT | 4/5 |

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