Moonspell. They are the pioneers of dark metal and have been one of the most popular bands of the genre for 20 years. The waiting for a new album. "Extinct" will soon be released. It is already clear that the new album will be a true masterpiece within the goth metal genre. The songs make you think about Portuguese wolves and the full moon. No one is able to escape this spell!
"Extinct" was produced by Jens Bogren (Katatonia, Amon Amarth, Opeth, and Paradise Lost) at the renowned Swedish Fascination Street Studio.
Run time: 80 minutes
Format: 16:9 PAL
Language: English, Portuguese
Posted on: July 31, 2017
Dark metal at it's best!
Extinct recovers the most goth part of Moonspell. All songs are pretty catchy and worthly, some of them contains great solos and very raw lyrics about emotional emptiness. If you're a Moonspell fan, also you will enjoy the "Road to Extinction" documentary in a bonus DVD that explains the creative process of the album and also some curiosities and funny facts about Moonspell's daily life on studio. Highly recommended if you liked albums like "Omega White", "Darkness and Hope" or even "Irreligious". lml
Moonspell - Extinct
The album is very catchy, and almost every song has a prominent chorus and is backed with some orchestral arrangements, but the musicians avoid the self-indulgence for the most part, with one or two exceptions like the ballad the Last of Us, which didn´t seem really convincing. The production is great and the ordering of the songs is very nice, providing a good flow, making the album easy to listen, but also immersive. This is a work of maturity, and although the black metal influences are always well received in a Moonspell album, the less-metal oriented path that they started to follow again is promising. At the least their first step on it, without being earthshaking, helps them to stand as one of the most prominent gothic bands in the recent history. I dare to contradict them and say that their future is not dark, but if they need to believe it to keep making great music, we can only be thankful to that darkness as long as it can be a source of inspiration.