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Release date: 1994
Style: Folk metal, Gothic black metal

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8.4 | 125 votes

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01. Allah Akbar! La Allah Ella Allah! (Praeludium / Incantatum Solstitium)
02. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento I / Erudit Compendyum)
03. Tenebrarum Oratorium (Andamento II / Erotic Compendyum)
04. Opus Diabolicum (Andamento III / Instrumental Compendyum)
05. Chorai Lusitânia! (Epilogus / Incantatam Maresia)

Review
Lyrics (5)


Line-up
Fernando Ribeiro - vocals
Pedro Paixão - keyboards
J.M. "Tann" Tanngrisnir - guitars
Duarte "Mantus" Picoto - guitars
Miguel "Mike" Gaspar - drums
João "Ares" Pedro - bass

Guest musicians
Antonieta Lopes - vocals
Sara Arega - vocals
Nuno Flores - violin
Sara Carreiras - bisel flute
Abdul Sewtea - vocals


Additional info
Recorded between December '93 e.v. & January '94 e.v. in Edit Studio. Produced by Quim Monte. Mixed by Jorge Adónis & Moonspell.

In 2001 Adippocere Records has repressed this cd again with some slighty differences in the booklet.
There's also a picture (by Painkiller Records) and a normal edition in 12'' vinyl.

Staff review by
DerRozzengarten

Rating:
8.2
Moonspell from Portugal, back in the first half of the 90s, didn't sound the way they sound from "Irreligious" (or even "Wolfheart") and on (in any of the soundscapes they explored, because they didn't remain static to one style but explored various ways of expression remaining always Moonspell). Their sound back then was a successful hybrid of black metal, gothic aesthetic, occult image and lyrics, Mediterranean culture and drama with an intense oriental touch making them unique from their very beginning. The lyrics move in occult fields of knowledge written in an intense poetic way, interpreted in a unique manner by Langsuyar's (a.k.a. Fernando Ribeiro) elegiac voice that whether he sings in a morbid chanting way or screams in ecstasy is utterly expressive and theatric.

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published 28.01.2005 | Comments (3)

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NocturnalStalker - 22.11.2013 at 16:21  
Rating: 8 Really nice debut. While it's hard to compare it to Wolfheart (and I'm not sure, if it's even necessary), it still has some charming points, the example of wish are naivety and ambitiousness put in the same pot, which incarnated into the record that was ahead of its time.

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