Moonspell – Night Eternal

{mosimage}The most popular Portuguese band is back with a new studio album.

The fans of Moonspell must feel happy, since the awaiting was not very long since Under Satanae to have in their hands a new studio album.

Fernando Ribeiro and his boys come into business here deepening into black metal style, far from former more experimental albums. Gothic atmospheres, fracturing riffs and the skills and personality of Ribeiro that leaves once more signs of his good skills as composer. The starting At Tragic Heights goes straight to the point, exhaling the best elements that have made Moonspell to be considered one of the best black metal bands of the last decade.  Another highlight in the album comes with Scorpion Flower,  a beautiful composition that counts with the collaboration in the vocals of Anneke van Giersbergen.

A return to their dark roots that surely will work out pretty well in the charts and consolidate the band into the fans hearts. No place for big surprises here, but there weren´t any needed in any case. Ribeiro´s multisided personality as musician, poet and translator is able to catch the audience by himself, and the band has the maturity to rock the stages and transform the melodies into great shows full of energy.  Many of you had the chance to see that during last Tuska festival where the Portuguese were one of the best performing bands in the Finnish capital.  Good to see that they did not rest on their laurels and came back so soon with another great album!

Rating 4/5.