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Polish act MOONLIGHT can trace it's history back to 1991, when a band then known as The Veil of Honesty was formed in Szczecin. Numerous line-up changes followed for this new band, and when a stable line-up eventually settled the name had been altered as well, and when Maja Konarska (vocal), Kasia Michalewicz (vocals), Andrzej Kutys (guitars), Arek Wlazlo (guitars), Daniel Potasz (keyboards), Szymon Goebel (bass) and Tomasz Kopczynski (drums) hit the studio to record their first demo in 1993, it was under the moniker Moonlight.

And while the band had settled for a musical expression at this point, Gothic Metal, the band as such failed to evolve and didn't manage to draw much attention to themselves either. A new series of line-up changes followed, and in 1996 a new line-up had settled. Konarska, Kutys and Potasz stayed on, now flanked by Pawel Gotlas (bass) and Tomek Wieczorek (drums). A new demo, Cisza Przed Burz was issued, the band attended and won a rock band contest, and were subsequently signed by Polish label Metal Mind Productions. In the fall of 1996 their debut album Kalpa Taru was issued, as well as a 5 track EP.

Following support tours for the likes of Pendragon and King Diamond, as well as performing at a progressive rock based and a metal-dominated festival, Moonlight's career started gaining momentum. The rock press in particular started taking notice of the band, who was nominated in a fair number of the traditional end of the year polls in 1996.

Still, even with some tangible success coming the band's line-up failed to stabilize, and in 1997 Wieczorek had to pull out of the band due to health issues. New man in was Maciek Kazmierski (drums), and this slightly revamped version of the band recorded and released their sophomore effort Meren Re in 1997. The band's label Metal Mind Productions didn't quite know how to deal with this dark, mysterious release though, and when promotional opportunities failed to arrive - first and foremost a lack of live concert opportunities, Moonlight felt they had to end their relationship with Metal Mind.

When the legal hassles were over and done with, they signed with Morbid Noizz Productions. And in 1999 they released the third full length effort by Moonlight, Inermis. The album got a positive vibe much prior to release, and many positive reviews in the press created a lot of interest in the band. A promotional video for the track Flos was made as well, and Moonlight's career once...
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3.53 | 5 ratings
Kalpa Taru
1996
3.09 | 4 ratings
Meren Re
1997
3.92 | 6 ratings
Inermis
1999
4.73 | 7 ratings
Floe
2000
3.17 | 5 ratings
Yaishi
2001
4.04 | 7 ratings
Candra
2002
4.50 | 2 ratings
Moonlight
2003
4.33 | 3 ratings
Audio 136
2004
4.52 | 6 ratings
Downwords
2005
4.92 | 3 ratings
Integrated in the System of Guilt
2006

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5.00 | 1 ratings
Koncert w Trojce 1991-2001
2001

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Moonlight
1993
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1996
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Flos
1999

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 Integrated in the System of Guilt by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2006
4.92 | 3 ratings

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Integrated in the System of Guilt
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Memo_anathemo

5 stars To my consideration, one of the scariest albums I've ever heard. It was the first album I heard from The polish band Moonlight and I really got into it since the very first moment. It's one album you really need to listen with great detail, alone in the dark, maybe with your headphones on or your stereo playing the music at a moderately loud volume (not that loud so you don't bother the neighbors). When I entered to progarchives.com I was surprised there were no reviews of this album, and I'm happy I can be the first one. I love the album, as I mentioned above, it is scary indeed. However, it is wonderful, the music is very varied, loud, the songs are entirely in the Polish language, which gives it a special plus to the album. I love the sequences they use as intermissions between one song and another, or introduction of other songs, they are really creepy with an old scary sound. The cover of the album is impressive, the doll head coming out of the clown's box, all dirty and broken. It is not metal, it is purely progressive experimentation to the highest level. Moonlight, incredible band. I need to listen to the first albums to see if they are better or not. But now, I'm glad I started with Integrated in the System of Guilt as an introduction to the band. Awesome!

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 Kalpa Taru by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 1996
3.53 | 5 ratings

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Kalpa Taru
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Quite impressive debut album by this prolific 9and yet not very known) polish band. The first track gave me the impression of another gothic metal band, with a non operatic female singer. But even though gothic and heavy metal are quite present here, there are lots of other elements too: symphonic keyboards, jazzy bits, folk, acoustic parts and eastern rhythms among them. The result is very interesting and shows great promise. The songs are short, but they are all very well done.

The group´s main feature is doubtless their excellent singer Maja Konarska. She has a fine voice that is strong and melodic at the same time, and she also avoids most heavy metal clichês during her perfomances, which is no small feat. But the musicians here are all very good and able to perform all the styles I mentioned before.Their songwriting skills and arrangements are still a bit green, but this is only their first CD, so I guess i´ll have to look for their latter day work to see how they developed through the years. Anyway, this was a nice surprise and something different to listen to, specially at the stalled gothic metal scene, where all the bands seem to follow a formula nowadays. All lyrics are sung in polish and it does suit their sound.

An interesting CD from an interesitng band. If you like this kind of music, you should check it out. Final rating 3,5 stars.

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 Candra by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2002
4.04 | 7 ratings

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Candra
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars They continue with the English vocals that they first started on their previous album, although there are Polish vocals on one track. This is a definite improvement over their last album and for the first time they offer up a long proggy tune at 13 1/2 minutes. Some good variety here and more atmosphere than ever.

"Ronaa" opens with experimental sounds before the song kicks in with vocals. This one rocks. Check out the guitar when the vocals stop briefly. It's heavy duty late. Great start. "Luna II" is much more laid back although it turns fuller before a minute. It settles back as contrasts continue. Man she sounds good on this record. "Meren-Re" opens with drums and guitar as reserved vocals join in. The guitar sounds so good as it's picked like on BAUER's debut. Love that sound. "Body Dialogue" opens with bass and picked guitar as keys join in. It's building. Reserved vocals a minute in. It kicks in after 2 minutes as contrasts continue. It ends in an experimental way.

"To See Yourself" is the only Polish sung track. It's DEAD CAN DANCE- like to start with those vocal melodies that come and go. Vocals come in as well. Piano after 2 minutes. "Asuu" is the epic.It opens with atmosphere as loud experimental sounds come in. PORCUPINE TREE-like synths come in around 2 1/2 minutes. Vocals a minute later are almost spoken. It's heavier 6 1/2 minutes in. Some nice drum work 8 1/2 minutes in followed by some grinding guitar. Nice ! I love when the vocals return. It settles 12 1/2 minutes in to the end in a dark and experimental manner. "Luna" opens with vocals and thick atmosphere. Drums a minute in. Guitar before 4 minutes. "Goodnight" features some guest strings that continue throughout with emotional vocals. A moving track.

A solid 4 stars for this their sixth album.

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 Yaishi by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2001
3.17 | 5 ratings

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Yaishi
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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3 stars There's a change in direction on MOONLIGHT's fifth studio album as Maja sings it all in English instead of Polish for the first time. Also there is a more commercial flavour to their sound. All this is an attempt to gain some headway in the music business of course. A new bass player is on board as well.

"Yaishi" has some good atmosphere with those synths as maja sings "Betrayal is sister of love". It's interesting to be able to read their lyrics for the first time. Obviously I have had no idea what Maja had been singing about on all the previous albums. A fuller sound before 1 1/2 minutes then it settles again as contrasts continue. Great sound 3 1/2 minutes in as riffs take over. "Col" is a song about sex. Okay maybe it was good that I didn't understand what she was singing about before (haha). The female groaning is too much which is unfortunate because there are some outstanding moments on this one. "Ergo Sum" is laid back as vocals join in. Very smooth but the lyrics are again really suggestive. "At The End Of Our Days" is heavy duty early then it settles with vocals. It's heavy again as contrasts continue. "A Story To Forget" is better when it kicks in but i'm not a big fan of this one.

"Scent" has this experimental intro with drums. Guitar comes in followed by soft vocals as it settles. It kicks in again. Vocal melodies and heaviness 3 1/2 minutes in then piano takes over with drums to the end. "Meren- Re (Rapsod)" is my favourite. Synths wash in as vocals and bass join in. A beautiful sound. "Jesugej Von Baafur" fetaures heavy drums and synths as vocals join in. It's better 1 1/2 minutes in with riffs. "(Infinity)" opens with piano as whispered vocals join in. This is slow moving. A fuller sound after 2 minutes but it's brief. It's back 3 1/2 minutes. "Nothing" again opens with piano as reserved vocals join in. It kicks in after a minute. Not a fan of this one. "Gebbeth" has this beat with bass then vocals. A fuller sound 2 1/2 minutes. Great sound a minute later.

3 stars from me on this one. Plenty of good passages on this one but lots that don't do a lot for me as well.

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 Floe by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2000
4.73 | 7 ratings

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Floe
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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5 stars This is my favourite MOONLIGHT album.They increased the atmosphere on this one yet kept the darkness and heaviness. Maybe THE GATHERINGS "If Then Else" is a good reference although this isn't THAT atmospheric. This would be their last album to feature all Polish vocals as well, as they would turn to more of a commercial style after this. I have to also say that Maja has never sounded better, she's an amazing vocalist. The title of this album comes from the name of a song from their previous record.

"Tabu" opens with vocals only but not for long, it kicks in before a minute. Riffs follow as it settles back. Contrasts continue. It's heavy duty after 4 minutes. "Lekarstwo Na Sen" opens with a steady beat as vocals join in. She sings beautifully at times on this one. Guitar after 2 minutes then the tempo picks up. Iommi-like guitar then it settles again. It kicks back in late. Fantastic song. "List Z Raju" opens with a rich and soothing sound as reserved vocals join in. When she stops singing this relaxed guitar solo comes in that sounds so good. She's back as themes are repeated. "Taniec Ze Smiercia" has this heavy duty intro then it settles when the vocals arrive. Kicks back in as contrasts continue. "Meren Re (Akt Ostatni)" is laid back with reserved vocals. She's so expressive on this one. A fuller sound 3 minutes in as it builds. "Meren Re (Dobranoc)" opens with strings before vocals and a full sound take over. She sounds amazing here. Strings are back late. "..." opens with percussion as vocal melodies join in. Very cool. This reminds me of DEAD CAN DANCE.

"Obsesje" opens with synths and drums as vocals join in. It's fuller before 1 1/2 minutes. Nice. Love the exotic atmosphere on this one. "Shadizar" also has lots of atmosphere. This is so uplifting yet it's dark. Vocals come in. It settles before 3 minutes then kicks back in after 4 1/2 minutes before settling once more. "Kledy Mysli Mi Oddasz" again has lots of atmosphere as piano, vocals and synths join in. "Kochanka" opens with guitar and drums then it kicks in quickly with vocals. Vocal melodies follow as it settles. These themes are repeated. Silence takes over then Maja comes in singing softly all by herself before 5 minutes.

Without a doubt this is one of the best female sung albums I have heard.

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 Inermis by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.92 | 6 ratings

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Inermis
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
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4 stars MOONLIGHT's third album is their best so far in my opinion. It's still heavy but there's more atmosphere, and simply put there are some incredible songs on this one. The album cover shown on this site is different from mine. My copy has a picture of the ground covered with dead leaves with a face hidden in them, kind of like ANGLAGARD's "Epilog" album cover.

"Inermis" features lots of background synths and orchestral sounds as Maja works her magic on vocals. A nice dark and heavy sound to this one.The vocal melodies are amazing. "Szalenstwo" opens with vocal melodies, vocals follow. This pattern continues. Some nice guitar before 2 1/2 minutes. "Do Ojca" opens with keyboards and drums before vocals join in. Heaviness with synths follows. Guitar joins in the fray. This is a good kick ass song. "Jeszcze Raz" is a top three. A dreamy intro before vocals and drums come in. It's still laid back though. That changes before 2 minutes. Back to the dream-like atmosphere later. "Umbra" builds as vocals join in. Nice. Background synths too. Great sounding track. "Noc" features piano, drums and reserved vocals. It kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. Contrasts continue. "Pokuta Klamcy" is a short tune that's very aggressive as Maja spits out the lyrics. "Flos" is a top three. It's mellow with reserved vocals. Fat bass arrives as synths wash in. The guitar is great as it picks up. Powerful vocals follow then it settles again. Contrasts continue. "Non Umbra" is an uplifting mid paced tune. I like it a lot.

"Nie Moge Zmienic Nic" is the other top three. A beautiful intro before the heaviness arrives with vocals. Atmosphere before 2 minutes. Then it kicks back in as contrasts continue. Incredible ! "Inermis II" opens with drums as soft vocals join in with synths. It kicks in before a minute. A calm before 2 1/2 minutes then it kicks back in after 3 1/2 minutes. It's heavy again a minute later. "Enjoy The Silence" is a DEPECHE MODE cover. Nice bass throughout and man can she sing. Love this track, it brings back good memories. "Army Of Me" builds as the bass throbs and vocals join in. It gets heavy. She sounds different here. This is like an Alternative track from the nineties.

A very solid 4 stars. Not as metalic as the debut but just as heavy and more atmosphere.

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 Meren Re by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 1997
3.09 | 4 ratings

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Meren Re
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

3 stars 3.5 stars. On MOONLIGHT's second album they have a new drummer, but their sound continues in that same dark Metal vein. This isn't as good as the debut in my opinion and it's not as powerful either. They thank PENDRAGON in the liner notes. Hard to believe MOONLIGHT opened for them because they're like night and day as far as their sounds go.

"La Dance Macabre" hits the ground running. This is catchy with vocals and synths as the drums pound. Some power late to end it. It's okay. "Melpomena" is a top three for me. Fragile vocals with keys to start. It kicks into a fuller sound quickly. Heavy after a minute. Great sound 3 minutes in. "Dies Irae (Dzien Sadu)" opens with orchestral sounds before it kicks in with guitar then vocals.The guitar is metallic. "Gora I Dol" opens with some good guitar. A full sound then vocals join in. It settles then kicks back in as contrasts continue. Man she can sing. "Troche Pozniejsze Popoludnie" turns heavy duty quickly. It settles before a minute with vocals. Dreamy stuff right here. It kicks back in before 2 1/2 minutes. "To Co Za Drzwiami" is orchestral sounding as heaviness arrives then vocals. The bass is huge. I like the guitar 3 minutes in when the vocals stop.

"Cha-Nefer-Meren-Re" opens with drums and bass before synths then vocals join in. Very heavy before 1 1/2 minutes then the tempo picks up. Chunky bass before 3 minutes then it settles. Great sound when it kicks back in a minute later. "Meren Re" is different with those spacey sounds and percussion. Reserved vocals join in. A cool sounding track. Some vocal melodies after 3 1/2 minutes. A top three. "Glosy" opens with spoken words as acoustic guitar and synths help out. Strong vocals and a powerful sound kick in as contrasts continue. "Shahre Gholgotha (Miasto Krzyku)" opens with guitar and synths. I like when the drums come in. Vocals follow. The guitar sounds great after 2 1/2 minutes. "Wiem" is the other top three. Acoustic guitar and atmosphere to open as vocals and drums join in. Nice heavy sound 2 1/2 minutes in. "Tu" opens with guitar and drums. The vocals are outstanding here. Nice bass lines too. "Inter Sacrum" is mostly atmosphere and reserved vocals. My cd has an untitled bonus track with a catchy beat and vocals.

So a good followup to their debut but this just doesn't have the same dynamics.

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 Kalpa Taru by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 1996
3.53 | 5 ratings

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Kalpa Taru
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Mellotron Storm
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This is MOONLIGHT's first official album released in 1996. This Polish band is fronted by Maja Konarska, and man can she sing. Polish vocals by the way. I got into this band many years ago after discovering THE GATHERING. Back then I figured if the female fronted THE GATHERING are this good there has to be more great female fronted bands out there. And this is one of them. Right off the top I have to say that this album is considered by most to be a Goth-Metal record. This is heavier and more metallic than anything THE GATHERING has done.

"Strach" opens with synths and some atmosphere before the heaviness builds. It settles but the riffs kick in quickly followed by vocals.Themes are repeated. The "in your face" sound and synths remind me of GARDEN WALL. Not one of my favs but they have let us know they are here. "Stadium Wiary" has this relaxed intro then it gets heavier as the vocals come in. This sounds great ! This is mid-paced and heavy as she sings over top. "Cisza Przed Burza" Is a short tune that sounds incredible.This is laid back with a full layered sound, and the vocals sound so good. "Ekstaza Milczenia" has an orchestral sound to the intro as the vocals arrive. Nice chunky bass before 2 minutes then it turns heavier. We're rocking now ! "Conquistatodor" kicks in quickly with a heavy beat and vocals. It kicks in around 2 minutes.This is better. "Modlitwa A Zmitawanie" is a top three for me. It's laid back with reserved vocals then it kicks in before a minute. Contrasts continue. Love this track. "Hexe" opens with a mellow soundscape and reserved vocals. Acoustic guitar too. Here we go after a minute ! The guitar is fantastic before 2 minutes.The vocal melodies are cool 3 1/2 minutes in.

"Ananke" opens with atmosphere and guitar. Almost spoken vocals and drums join in. It's heavier after 1 1/2 minutes. Contrasts continue. "Zmierch" builds as vocals join in then settles quickly. This is my least favourite tune. "Damaisa" is a song that's really all over the place. The tempo and mood change often. "Jak Ryby" opens with intricate guitar as vocals join in. Drums follow. This is good. It kicks in hard after a minute. Contrasts continue. Nice bass after 2 1/2 minutes. "Msza" is also a top three and the most interesting sounding song. It opens with bass as those beautiful vocals join in. It turns intense around 2 minutes as the heaviness comes crushing in.Theatrical vocals too. Killer stuff. "Deformis" opens with spoken words. It turns dark. Heaviness comes in.Tempo picks up. Chunky bass and check out the vocals ! A top three. "Zbrodnia I Kara" opens with intricate guitar before the urgent vocals come in. This is intense. "Belibaste" is a relaxed and uplifting way to end the album.

A very solid 4 stars.

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 Downwords by MOONLIGHT album cover Studio Album, 2005
4.52 | 6 ratings

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Downwords
Moonlight Crossover Prog

Review by Windhawk
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5 stars Polish veterans Moonlight are by and large relatively unknown outside of Poland, despite having a career as a band that goes way back to 1991.

On this 2005 release, they have produced a dark and eerie album heavily tinged with gothic moods, subtle dramatics and weird sounds in the back of the soundscapes - creating at times ghoulishly creepy moods in the songs. Yet with stunningly beautiful themes created as well, first and foremost due to the vocals of Maja Konerska, whose distinct vocal delivery for some may be a love or loathe aspect of this production.

With a distinct eclectic streak as a thematic red thread throughout, where the band incorporates and use elements from electronica, jazz, folk and metal to blend in with their mainstream-tinged yet subtle and sophisticated art rock foundation, this is a high class effort from start to finish. To quote Vitaly Menshikov, who runs the ProgressoR website: "Anyone on a good footing with good music regardless of its stylistic or structural peculiarities should love it. "

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