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Moonspell Alpha Noir / Omega White album cover
3.42 | 37 ratings | 2 reviews | 19% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Studio Album, released in 2012

Songs / Tracks Listing

DISC 1: Alpha Noir (40:34)
1. Axis Mundi (4:56)
2. Lickanthrope (3:49)
3. Versus (3:39)
4. Alpha Noir (4:39)
5. Em Nome do Medo (4:28)
6. Opera Carne (3:52)
7. Love Is Blasphemy (4:31)
8. Grandstand (4:53)
9. Sine Missione (4:57)

DISC 2: White Omega (38:10)
1. Whiteomega (4:21)
2. White Skies (3:34)
3. Fireseason (4:29)
4. New Tears Eve (4:45)
5. Herodisiac (4:46)
6. Incantatrix (4:40)
7. Sacrificial (4:11)
8. A Greater Darkness (7:24)

Total Time 78:44

Line-up / Musicians

- Fernando Ribeiro / vocals
- Ricardo Amorim / guitars
- Pedro Paix„o / keyboards, guitars
- Aires Pereira / bass
- Miguel Gaspar / drums

Releases information

LP Napalm Records (2012)

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MOONSPELL Alpha Noir / Omega White ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (11%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

MOONSPELL Alpha Noir / Omega White reviews

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Review by Warthur
3 stars Alpha Noir offers a snarling, spooky, back-to-basics gothic metal outing which proves that gothic metal bands like Moonspell can still rock out. Not quite as brutal as the claimed influences - classic-era Bathory was never this polished - but it's reasonably listenable, though not memorable. Some editions come not just with bonus tracks, but a whole bonus album in the form of Omega White (recollections of Marilyn Manson's spacey alien Omega persona and "Coma White" fictional lover from Mechanical Animals, perhaps?), which claims to offer a more atmospheric Sisters of Mercy/Type O Negative affair. On balance, I'd say that Omega White is more of a Type O Negative affair than anything (heck, even the vocals sound like a bit like the late Peter Steele), but it's a competent pastiche of their style which is, like its companion, listenable but not especially substantial.

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4 stars The new limited edition of Moonspell's "Alpha Noir / Omega White" output represents the two faces of the band, their two pounding hearts, Portugal's best metal band's yin and yang. Alpha Noir is a dark and pretty heavy record that should please to those who liked the early years of the band wit ... (read more)

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