Moonspell – Hermitage (2021) – Review

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Do you know what I like about Moonspell? They always deliver something new on every record. I often think back to the quietly aggressive desperation on Extinct or the delicious menace on Night Eternal.1) 1755 was a bit more touchy, yet the idea to do an album in Portuguese without clear vocals was quite a feat. Because, earthquake centuries ago, you know.

Insinuations and rumors have it that the band may not continue for much longer. And that’s not necessarily something I fancy to hear. Because this band’s dark and melancholy ways have very much become … [...] Click to raid more!

Moonspell – 1755 (2017) – Review

Last updated on 4 March 2021

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Do you know what I really had to get used to? A Moonspell record all in Portuguese – with some Latin thrown in for good measure. But then, it fits the theme, doesn’t it?

The record tells the story of the massive 1755 earthquake that ravaged Lisbon that same year. And – believe it or not – this still resonates with parts of the Portuguese population to this day. As to the RockmusicRaider sprawling officescape, we do like a theme-based album at any time of the day. Because – usually – those get … [...] Click to raid more!