Moonspell - Hermitage



7.9 | 126 votes |
Release date: 26 February 2021
Style: Gothic metal

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01. The Greater Good
02. Common Prayers
03. All Or Nothing
04. Hermitage
05. Entitlement
06. Solitarian
07. The Hermit Saints
08. Apophthegmata
09. Without Rule
10. City Quitter (Outro)
11. Darkness In Paradise [Candlemass cover] [bonus]

Line-up
Fernando Ribeiro - vocals
Pedro Paixão - keyboards
Ricardo Amorim - guitars
Hugo Ribeiro - drums
Aires Pereira - bass

Additional info
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano at the Orgone Studios, UK.

Staff review by
Dream Taster
Rating:
8.6
"Hermitage is an open-hearted invitation to simplicity. To be humble. To be thankful. To serve you solace. Provide you comfort, entertainment. We sincerely hope this call reaches you. That you kindly accept what we offer. That you take our music with you to the place you must feel as yours. To your secret place, to your hermitage. Blessed be." - Fernando Ribeiro

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published 16.02.2021 | Comments (18)

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18.01.2021 - 22:19
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
Ever wondered what Moonspell would sound like if you sprinkle a little Pink Floyd?

Wait till you hear All or Nothing. Dreamy riffs and the 2 guitar solos give you goosebumps. An emotional ride.

Heard it first because I'm a patron on Patreon, this song alone is worth my money. Even more excited about the album now.
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26.02.2021 - 11:37
Rating: 9
Gothic Metalhead
Pro Introvert
An anticipated release, this was a great release. Definitely better than their last album.
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26.02.2021 - 11:48
Rating: 9
vuducha
Holy... what a pleasant surprise! Amazing gothic atmosphere, and I think The Hermit Saints is now one of my favorite Moonspell songs.
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26.02.2021 - 12:19
Rating: 7
Charlotbk
For me this album is a disappointment ....really miss the rage in Fernando voice maybe with time I will dig it more but pretty solid performance by the musicians .

The best part for me is the end of Apophthegmata reallly epic !
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26.02.2021 - 12:51
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
The lush atmospheres are the best thing about it. Not ass immediately catchy as Extinct.
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Jusqu'ici, tout va bien...

2021 goodies
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26.02.2021 - 13:15
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
I really love this album owing to it's courage to deviate from simple song structures and crowd-pleasers.

It's an easy 9 from me. The best part of the album is the guitars. so diverse and varied. Ricardo never shows off, but his guitar parts are so carefully crafted that they become a necessary part of the song. The album has more solos than previous albums and every solo is introspective and cool. Even the arpeggios and riffs going on in the background are so good

Fernando's vocals are the second thing that bring me back to the songs. he has tried so many different styles across the songs and each delivery style does justice to the lyrics.

Most bands doing a 13th album would've played safe and made songs close to their best hits. But no, not Moonspell. has to be THE most creative band out there
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26.02.2021 - 13:26
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
Though I love the album, I am sure it would get some hate and slack... not for what it is, but for what it's not... and it's not Wolfheart/Irreligious//Extinct or any of the old albums... and many fans hope with every new album that Moonspell would dish out another Wolfheart while the band isn't interested in doing that.
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26.02.2021 - 14:07
HyperDrifter
First listen I think "Moonpeth" but that's no bad thing. More listens required for it to really sink in. Nice to hear them experiment with their sound, very atmospheric!
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28.02.2021 - 01:11
Rating: 9
SAY10
Moonspell really surprised me. I was already a fan, but this album, at this stage of their career, is something else. When the song "All or Nothing" was released, it was clear they outdone themselves. I just love it.
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01.03.2021 - 12:12
Rating: 8
Tom Muller
Fantastic album. a real surprise
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Fire walk with me
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01.03.2021 - 14:03
Rating: 8
musclassia
The lead guitar work on All Or Nothing is just as good as the comments above suggested it would be. A very impressive album all round, it probably won't be something that I find myself revisiting (Extinct is the only Moonspell album to do that so far), but I can really appreciate the work they've done here. Between this album and how well Paradise Lost/Draconian's albums went down last year, looking like good times at the moment for big bands in gothic metal.
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01.03.2021 - 20:30
Rating: 9
The Melting Snow
Written by musclassia on 01.03.2021 at 14:03

Between this album and how well Paradise Lost/Draconian's albums went down last year, looking like good times at the moment for big bands in gothic metal.


I was thinking pretty much the same. Both Paradise Lost and Draconian's albums were among the best for me in a long long time...

But a difference between Paradise Lost/Draconian's album and Moonspell's is in the reception. While last year both albums got lots of positive reviews and high ratings, it isn't really the case for Moonspell. PL and Draconian's albums ended the year in top 2 of 2020... and Moonspell's is already out of the top 20. Some people love the album, some are meh about it.

Quite weird, as I rate this album very highly. But I can understand the change of style is less than favorable for long time fans of the band.
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02.03.2021 - 12:02
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Tage Westerlund
This is equal as prev one, that was sorta show gothic whit those videos, this is more softer gothic, good album, I like it better as they have done in last years, first one is their best, then I say this.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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02.03.2021 - 12:30
gavdann
Written by The Melting Snow on 01.03.2021 at 20:30

Written by musclassia on 01.03.2021 at 14:03

Between this album and how well Paradise Lost/Draconian's albums went down last year, looking like good times at the moment for big bands in gothic metal.


I was thinking pretty much the same. Both Paradise Lost and Draconian's albums were among the best for me in a long long time...

But a difference between Paradise Lost/Draconian's album and Moonspell's is in the reception. While last year both albums got lots of positive reviews and high ratings, it isn't really the case for Moonspell. PL and Draconian's albums ended the year in top 2 of 2020... and Moonspell's is already out of the top 20. Some people love the album, some are meh about it.

Quite weird, as I rate this album very highly. But I can understand the change of style is less than favorable for long time fans of the band.

I loved the Draconian but I've (and I don't know why) never warmed to Paradise Lost. I even took the trouble to catch them live but they left me cold and I spent most of the night propping the bar, fiddling with my phone.

I'll happily be giving this album a go though.
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02.03.2021 - 17:23
nikarg
Mod
Written by HyperDrifter on 26.02.2021 at 14:07

First listen I think "Moonpeth" but that's no bad thing. More listens required for it to really sink in. Nice to hear them experiment with their sound, very atmospheric!

More like "Moonfloyd" I think. Still, this album is special. It is surprising how interesting and relevant they remain at this point in their career.
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03.03.2021 - 04:26
Rating: 8
moribun
I've been having this album on repeat for 3 days now and it just gets better after every replay. Moonspell always seem to bring something new to the table.
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