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Fernando Ribeiro - vocals
Ricardo Amorim - guitars
Pedro Paixao - synths & samplers
Mike Gaspar – drums
Moonspell unleashes a fast jolt of caustic and over bearing thrash on their latest release “Antidote." With the album’s opener, “In and Above Men," the band does not display the type of diversity from band in the all powerful metal label Century Media. Quickly, as the second track, “From Lowering Skies" begins; Moonspell shows the great diversified talent they have to offer to the scene of metal.
The band shreds through ten unique tracks of pure heavy metal, adding interesting unique touches to liven up each track and make it a memorable song; whether it’s by adding a catchy beat or fascinating lyrics, Moonspell are successful with their style, and not in a bad way as most bands that attempt to do this end up like, but in a very interesting, pleasant, and perfect manner.
While “The Antidote" is most definitely not for everyone, Moonspell has definitely created a piece of work that will easily impress the average headbanger. And although none of their tracks are full-blown headbanging works, Moonspell still finds enough space within each of the tracks to bring on the heaviness.
The album begins on a vicious rampage and then slowly transitions into a melodic heavy metal album. The CD’s end tracks “Crystal Gazing" and “As We Eternally Sleep On It" perfectly conclude Moonspell’s impressive seventh release. “The Antidote" is a wonderful journey through all aspects of the realm of heavy metal, incorporating a barrel full of intriguing elements and one great vocalist (Fernando Ribeiro) to create one of this year’s ultimate metal works.
Outstanding tracks include:
“As We Eternally Sleep"
“From Lowering Skies"
Label: Century Media
9 out of 10
Written by Ashley Munno