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Release date: 1 April 1995
Style: Folk metal, Gothic black metal

Rating:

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01. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
02. Love Crimes
03. ...Of Dreams And Drama (Midnight Ride)
04. Lua d'Inverno
05. Trebraruna
06. Vampiria
07. An Erotic Alchemy
08. Alma Mater
09. Ataegina [digipak bonus]

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Top 200 albums of all time: 78

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (9)


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

Guest musicians
Birgit Zacher - vocals


Additional info
It's been re-issued by Century Media with different artwork and as a digipack, which contained a bonus track:
09. Atægina

There is also a jewel case reissue which has the artwork, but not the bonus track.

The Brazilian version has the artwork and the original tracklist plus:
9. Opium (live)
10. Awake (live)

Reissued again on November 17, 2007 with new artwork, remastered, Liner notes by Fernando Ribeiro and Robert Müller (CM big boss), 28 page booklet and a bonus live CD with the following tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Love Crimes
3. ...of Dream and Drama (Midnight Ride)
4. An Erotic Alchemy
5. Lua d'Inverno
6. Trebaruna
7. Wolfshade (A Werewolf Masquerade)
8. Vampiria
9. Alma Mater

Track 5 means "Moon of Winter".
Trebaruna and Ataegina were ancient Lusitan Goddesses.

Guest review by
Wolf

Rating:
8.0
A metal band from Portugal isn't something you see every day...and of course Moonspell is already a band with a reputation, a band that commands respect! You cannot mention gothic or doom metal without naming Moonspell, that's for sure!
For the following review we have to go back in time...

The Wolfheart is my one and only Moonspell album I have in my collection for the moment and to come straight at the point, it is a tremendous one! This Portuguese gothic/doom metal band or as we used to call it 'dark metal' has a great ability of combining external instruments with 'metal? and other rhythmical music styles.

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published 01.12.2003 | Comments (1)

Staff review by
Herzebeth

Rating:
9.5
The first and only Black Metal Full Length Album made by Moonspell, A great album with the most incredible atmosphere I've heard in metal scene. The album is incredible well structured, the double bass are in the right place, the distorted and acoustic guitars came in the exact moment, The cleanest Bass-lines are shown in the most depressive moments of the album, and the vocals, man the vocals are beautiful, filled with anger (the guttural voice show only anger and pain, the vocals are not low and throaty for no reason) this album is a true masterpiece.

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published 07.01.2005 | Comments (20)

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Erik M. - 04.11.2012 at 15:56  
Rating: 9 Amazing album, as well as it being the best Moonspell album. However, if all songs would be as great as Wolfshade, Love Crimes, Vampiria and An Erotic Alchemy, this would be a 10/10 easily. I'm giving it a 9/10 because I don't like the other 5 songs nearly as much as the ones I just mentioned (I don't like the folk-tunes a lot), though they're still good.
LeKiwi - 21.12.2013 at 22:25  
Rating: 9 Found this to be a very fun record for some reason Might've been the mood I was in...

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