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Release date: 1996
Style: Gothic metal

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01. Perverse... Almost Religious
02. Opium
03. Awake
04. For A Taste Of Eternity
05. Ruin & Misery
06. A Poisoned Gift
07. Subversion
08. Raven Claws
09. Mephisto
10. Herr Spiegelmann
11. Full Moon Madness

Top 20 albums of 1996: 13
Top 200 albums of all time: 176

Review
Lyrics (11)


Additional info
A video was made for "Opium".

The original Brazilian edition featured the bonus tracks:
1. ...of Dream And Drama (Midnight Ride) (Live)
2. Alma Mater (Live)

Reissued again on November 17, 2007 with new artwork, remastered, Liner notes by Fernando Ribeiro, 28 page booklet and a bonus live CD with the following tracklist:
1. Intro
2. Opium
3. Awake
4. Ruin & Misery
5. Raven Claws
6. Herr Spiegelmann
7. Mephisto
8. Intro
9. For a Taste of Eternity
10. Fullmoon Madness

And an extra track in CD 1 - Opium (radio edit)

Also released on LP, limited to 1,500 copies.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
9.0
When I think about depressive melodies, the first country that comes to my mind is surely not Portugal. However, this gothic/doom metal band called Moonspell is from Portugal and these musicians show once again that metal is a worldwide music. 1996's Irreligious was released one year after Wolfheart and from the first note, it's easy to hear the difference between these two albums . This time, Fernando Ribeiro sings as he never managed to do before. But more than his voice, this album just amazes me due to the beauty exhaled by the songs.

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The Melting Snow - 06.05.2012 at 18:03  
Rating: 10 One of my favorite albums of all time. Full moon madness, Awake, A poisoned gift are deep, meaningful, melodic. my favorites.
Erik M. - 26.11.2012 at 23:09  
Rating: 8 A much more consistent album than Wolfheart, as I like pretty much every song equally (on Wolfheart half of the songs are brilliant, the other half is good). If I had to choose I'd say A Poisoned Gift is my favourite and Opium and Raven Claws are my least favourites.

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