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moonspell extinct
Artist: Moonspell
Title: Extinct
Genre: Gothic Metal
Release Date: 6th March 2015
Label: Napalm Records

Album Review

MOONSPELL have been through many music changes, from Black Metal to Gothic to Industrial to Death Metal, so I was curious about their new album and the direction they would follow. After listening the album I can say that is a Gothic Metal album with Death Metal elements. The album starts with the song 'Breathe', a song with clean deep vocals, catchy chorus and oriental elements. 'Extinct' is the next song. It is one of the hardest tracks of the album with great drumming and Death Metal vocals. Third track is 'Medusalem' which is an absolutely great Gothic Rock song. Than we have 'Domina', a mid-tempo song that brought me in mind their older song 'Scorpion Flower'. Track number five is 'The Last Of Us', a very good and catchy song heavy influenced by THE SISTERS OF MERCY. After 'The Last Of Us' is the track titled 'Malignia',a track that is closer to the 'Butterfly Effect' album style.

One of the best songs of the album is 'Funeral Bloom', a song that FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM would be very proud if this was their song. Next one is 'A Dying Breed', a gothic rock song with a metal chorus. Song number nine is 'The Future Is Dark', a dark atmospheric song with great keyboards. Last one is 'La Baphomette' a down-tempo dark song with French lyrics. MOONSPELL are back with one of their best albums ,maybe their fans that prefer their Black/ Death Metal albums would feel a little disappointed but I’m sure if they listen 'Extinct' carefully and with open mind they will realise that it's a great album!


01. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
02. Extinct
03. Medusalem
04. Domina
05. The Last of Us
06. Malignia
07. Funeral Bloom
08. A Dying Breed
09. The Future Is Dark
10. La Baphomette


Fernando Ribeiro – vocals
Ricardo Amorim – Guitar
Pedro Paixão – Keyboards, Guitar
Aires Pereira – Bass
Mike Gaspar – Drums


Cover Picture

moonspell extinct


Music: 9
Sound: 8
Total: 8.5 / 10


0 #6 dani 2015-03-26 09:18
Thank you all for the comments... of course it is French. Corrected now :)
0 #5 Anca 2015-03-18 11:17
Just a small correction: the lyrics for La Baphomette are in French, not German. :)
0 #4 Anca 2015-03-18 11:16
Just a small correction: the lyrics of La Baphomette are in French, not German. :)
0 #3 Led Zep 2015-03-11 05:21
Great review! I love the album! But let me clarify something: La Baphomette is in French (I would know, I'm French!).
0 #2 Vorph 2015-03-09 19:11
Just a thing... The lyrics of "La Baphomette" is in french.

And again, an excellent album by Moonspell :)
0 #1 BlueM 2015-03-06 19:05
La Baphomette is in French, not German...
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