|Review: Moonspell - Night Eternal|
Year released: 2008
Genre: Gothic Metal
Review online: May 6, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (20 Votes)
Ninth album for the venerable Moonspell, who started out as an odd sort of Goth band, and have wavered between interesting and tedious ever since. Their last album was a re-recording of a bunch of their old Black Metal songs, and while it was extremely uninspired, it does seem to have given them a kick in the ass.
This is much heavier than I expected from Moonspell. Night Eternal opens up with the expected keyboard intro, but then it fires up the heavy riffing and it's all good from there. The vocals are harsher and more aggressive that I have heard out of this band for a long time, and along with the solid riffs that makes this a very enjoyable album. This is extreme, but from the more commercial end of the pond. There are some female vocals on "Scorpion Flower", but it sounds good. Overall I found this album much more intense and powerful than I was expecting. Even if you have never liked Moonspell, this would be an album worth checking out, as it's clearly their best in years.
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