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cain moonstruck
Artist: Cain
Title: Moonstruck
Genre: Gothic Rock
Release Date: 15th March 2013
Label: Lübbe Audio

Album Review

CAIN was founded around 2000 and is presented mostly as a duo though other musicians appear. There’s a guest appearance on their new album ‘Moonstruck’ of Wayne Hussey of MISSION to pique interest even further. ‘Save A Heart (When Jane And John Depart)’ is absolutely brilliant opening – grabs one’s attention from the start and has all the markings of a great song – the male and female vocal working together in perfect symmetry, memorable with the hardness, softness in again what is a perfect balance.

A more piano/orchestral version closes the album with an emotive punch. Second song comes in with a nice surprise (enough said, will not spoil it for you, clue was already mentioned) and repeated in ‘Revenge’ which again with ‘Equation’, ‘Summoned Spells’ and ‘666’ comes as a series of themes that also echo within the album and provide an interesting facet to the whole. Another point comes with ‘Elenore’ a wonderful fusion of Poe’s ‘Raven’ and ‘Lenore’, a take as they evolve it into their very own. ‘Judgement Day’ I’d mention as a weakest song – too much reminiscent of NIGHTWISH or WITHIN TEMPTATION, though a good song they lose a bit of their own uniqueness, however, it doesn’t detract from the diverse feel of a truly excellent album.  I could easily become a fan!


01. Save A Heart (When Jane And John Depart)
02. The Return Of The Brother
03. Agee Of Darkness 2013
04. Judgement Day
05. Last Word
06. Revenge
07. Rage
08. The Kill
09. The Fall
10. Torture
11. Fading Presence
12. Equation
13. The Last Dance
14. Elenore
15. Summoned Spells
16. Moonstruck
17. 666
18. Save A Heart (Reprise)


Damien Cain
Kirstin New
Oliver Kurth
Stefan Hammermeister
Oliver Maikranz
Olaf Reinwald
Mad, (Michael Marianetti)

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cain moonstruck


Music: 9
Sound: 9
Total: 9 / 10

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