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MOONSPELL - Extinct - CD - Napalm Records - 2015

Which one is it now? The 11th? Who's even counting any more?! We have a new Moonspell album, and just as it is easy to lose count of the band's releases, it's hard to keep track with what's going on here. There is an awesome chorus, then a catchy hook, followed by a flamboyant guitar-hero solo flying by, and a constant adrenalin rush; there's that air guitar moment, some Oriental flavors that takes you some other place, as well as that point where you want to sing along, and another where you want to scream along. And there are lots of times where you want to bang your head along. Oh, and also that scene that makes you want to die...

And guess what? These were merely the first ten minutes!

And, there are around 45 minute of such occurrences on Extinct, not one of them wasted. You might expect this from a band with so many albums under its bullet belt [Ed Note: but then again, you might be surprised the band still maintains such a high level of excitement]; but the amount of energy and enthusiasm demonstrated here is certainly not a thing that can be taken for granted.

True, few parts might not be the most original, but who cares?! Just let yourself go! Extinct is an album with a capital A - from beginning to end; and Moonspell is a living proof that you can be Gothic and dark while still being extremely fiery. (8.5/10)

[Ed. Note: I totally agree with Mladen. For my impression follow the link.]

 

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ISSUE 77
ALBUM REVIEWS

(A-C)  (D-G)  (G-J)  (K-M)  (M-O)  (O-R)  (S-T)  (T-Z)

MIRTHKON
Snack(s)

MIRZADEH
Desired Mythic

MOONSPELL
Extinct

MORAINE
Metamorphic Roc

MURMURISTS
I Cannot Tell Y

MY OWN GHOST
Love Kills

NORILSK
Japetus

OBAKE
Mutations

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