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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.32 | 26 ratings

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4 stars Released in 2003, this album is spectacular from start to finish. Here we have the aggressiveness with the harmony that makes this band unique. Starting with "In and above men" and finishing with "As We Eternally Sleep on It", "The Antidote" for me is the pinnacle of creativity when it comes to moonspell. A hypnotic sound that fills the whole album. "Mike Gaspar" shows competence and do not let the stick fall into a single moment. "Fernando Ribeiro", a poet, lyricist, philosopher, no comments. "Pedro Paixão - keyboards" and "Ricardo Amorim - guitars" who are from the beginning the band already have the necessary linkage to plant this album as a milestone for the Moonspell. Without "Sergio Crestana" , who made an exquisite work on the previous album "Darkness and Hope", in its place called "Niclas Etelävuor" which also was not for the next album ... "From Lowering Skies" and "The Southern Deathstyle" require the ability to "Mike Gaspar" which increases the feeling of hypnosis at one time almost sublime. The first track until the fourth, it seems that the sky will fall ... "From Lowering Skies". The explosion happens with "The Southern Deathstyle" and then ... "Antidote" ... "Here is to Fear/For keeping us alert./And here is to Sleep/For making Understand". Although the sound becomes "softer" the majestic remains hypnotic time and a short but beautiful solo appears in the song "Capricorn at Her Feet". What to say about "Fernando Ribeiro" when he whispers in the final moments of that music to then emerge as an increasing breeze the sound of "Lunar Still" ... "I look outside and it's lunar still". "Pedro Paixao" managed to capture an atmosphere perfectly sombio, dark, mysterious on your keyboard to "Lunar Still". The awakening from a dream by vociferation of "F. Ribeiro" brings the eighth track on the album ... "A Walk on the Darkside". "Crystal Gazing" and "As We Eternally Sleep on It" are the last two tracks that keeps all the preciousness set by the band in this work. If the previous album clean vocals of "Ribeiro" has demonstrated maturity, then here the combination of clean vocals and guttural was excellent. Although not directly connected to an album "prog scene," the rhythmic variation exhibited by the band, the characteristic interpretive "Ribeiro" and the other members makes "The Antidote" an interesting album to listen. Experimentalism.
Vobiscum | 4/5 |


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