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MOONSPELL’s “1755”

Originally written for Valkyrian Music. Whether one likes it or not, MOONSPELL have changed the way Portugal’s metal scene is looked at. It’s been 25 successful years, so they’re not releasing now a conceptual album, in their native tongue, because … Continue reading

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W.A.S.P.’s “Golgotha”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. Over the 33 years of W.A.S.P.’s existence, mastermind Blackie Lawless has managed to forge a very characteristic sound – although his unique voice is quite the trademark already. Sure, he often cheats, by recycling some riffs … Continue reading

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MOONSPELL’s “Extinct”

Originally posted in Valkyrian Music. I’ve never liked labelling MOONSPELL as gothic metal as I’ve always felt they were much more than that. Until now. Well, actually, until “Omega White”, but since its counterpart “Alpha Noir” had that much-more in it, I … Continue reading

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Revisited: MOONSPELL’s “Alpha Noir / Omega White”

Originally written for Destructive Music. If you look for a definition of “dark metal”, you find zillions of them and so you end up concluding that ALL metal bands are dark, one way or another. But when you hear MOONSPELL’s “Alpha … Continue reading

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