Moonspell - Alpha Noir / Omega White


8.1 | 513 votes |
Release date: 27 April 2012
Style: Gothic metal

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Disc I [Alpha Noir]
01. Axis Mundi
02. Lickanthrope
03. Versus
04. Alpha Noir
05. Em Nome Do Medo
06. Opera Carne
07. Love Is Blasphemy
08. Grand Stand
09. Sine Missione

Disc II [Omega White]
01. Whiteomega
02. White Skies
03. Fireseason
04. New Tears Eve
05. Herodisiac
06. Incantatrix
07. Sacrificial
08. A Greater Darkness

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

Guest musicians
Carmen Simões - vocals
Silvia Guerreiro - vocals
Valter Freitas - cello

Additional info
Produced, mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen. Drums recorded at Antfarm Studios, Aarhus, Denmark.
Alpha session - June 2011; Omega session - September 2011.
Pre-produced and arranged by Benny Richter at Inferno Studios, Olival Basto, Portugal. Summer 2009, Spring 2011.
Additional production and tracking by Pedro Paixão at Inferno Studios, Olival Basto, Portugal.

Art by Seth Siro Anton (www.sethsiroanton.com).

New Tears Eve is dedicated to Peter Steele (Type O Negative).

Staff review by
Ivor
Rating:
N/A
Moonspell have tried to pull off an Opeth.

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published 08.09.2012 | Comments (22)

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07.06.2012 - 20:37
Rating: 7
Met2Heav
I think it's the best Moonspell release since Irreligious. The last ones were great, but this one really kicks ass
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09.06.2012 - 20:40
Rating: 10
akhbaar
Http://youtu.be/VUuqZEuUMGs Omega White
http://youtu.be/U5aiqy_AbsU Alpha Noir
Complete Albums
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15.06.2012 - 07:09
Rating: 9
metalbrat
I don't how others think, but White Omega is my pick. Great Album.
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15.06.2012 - 20:07
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
This album is far more interesting than I would've expected.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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17.06.2012 - 16:27
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by BloodTears on 15.06.2012 at 20:07

This album is far more interesting than I would've expected.
same for me (= My expectations were pretty low though haha
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17.06.2012 - 20:19
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Ag Fox on 17.06.2012 at 16:27

Written by BloodTears on 15.06.2012 at 20:07

This album is far more interesting than I would've expected.
same for me (= My expectations were pretty low though haha


Mine dwindled when I listened to the first singles so when I actually listened to the album they were low. Omega White was kinda surprising.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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20.06.2012 - 20:43
Rating: 9
Camilo G
Written by InnerSelf on 01.05.2012 at 01:27

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.04.2012 at 22:36

Compare this new one to classics such as Wolfheart and Irreligious and you will see that it is average.

100% True, can't agree more with this


I consider that a release must be judged for what it is, not for what's been done in the past, because is clear that every band has their magnus opus, for example Opeth's Blackwater Park or Metallica's Master of Puppets, in the case of Moonspell we have Wolfhear and Irreligious, and for me there's no discussion, but judging a new realese based on a comparision of the masterpieces done before just make no sense, realeses must be judged (In my opinion) as individuals and in comparison to the present evolution of the metal genre, not to the almost legendary things realesed before... For example I consider alpha noir/omega white is an excelente release (taking into account the decrease of music quallity nowadays) I gave it a 9 judging this work as whole, maybe if i judge them separately this might change, as alpha noir seems to be a bit weaker than omega white.

If i judge this realease in contrast with Wolfheart or Irreligious maybe this deserves a 7, that's my point...
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23.07.2012 - 14:02
Rating: 5
Tiago Rocha
Dark Lighthouse
This album is really lacking something, I just can't figure it out what... it bores me.
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04.08.2012 - 19:57
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Actually, Moonspell never cease to amaze me, especially with Omega White. Very enjoyable indeed. "Incantatrix" has a slight The Cure influence I'm digging.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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17.08.2012 - 14:49
Rating: 6
Hallford9000
Am i the only one who thinks that the vocals are,especially on Alpha Noir, horrible?
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18.08.2012 - 16:19
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
Written by Hallford9000 on 17.08.2012 at 14:49

Am i the only one who thinks that the vocals are,especially on Alpha Noir, horrible?


yup
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10.09.2012 - 17:00
Heka69
Written by The Melting Snow on 18.08.2012 at 16:19

Written by Hallford9000 on 17.08.2012 at 14:49

Am i the only one who thinks that the vocals are,especially on Alpha Noir, horrible?


yup


...yet still you gave it a 9? This must be quite a masterpiece if such a vital and central part of the delivery sucks and it still manages to drop the overall score only so little while being that high to begin with!

I'm sorry if my sarcasm is provoking, but your behaviour is too peculiar to be left unnoticed. Being biased is all too human but you made me genuinely chuckle.
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10.09.2012 - 17:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Heka69 on 10.09.2012 at 17:00

Written by The Melting Snow on 18.08.2012 at 16:19

Written by Hallford9000 on 17.08.2012 at 14:49

Am i the only one who thinks that the vocals are,especially on Alpha Noir, horrible?


yup


...yet still you gave it a 9? This must be quite a masterpiece if such a vital and central part of the delivery sucks and it still manages to drop the overall score only so little while being that high to begin with!

I'm sorry if my sarcasm is provoking, but your behaviour is too peculiar to be left unnoticed. Being biased is all too human but you made me genuinely chuckle.


Halford asked if he ghimself was the only one finding the vocals horrible. To which the other guys answered "yes" meaning that halford is the only one and that guy doesn't think they are horrible.
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Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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10.09.2012 - 17:44
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
Written by Heka69 on 10.09.2012 at 17:00

Written by The Melting Snow on 18.08.2012 at 16:19

Written by Hallford9000 on 17.08.2012 at 14:49

Am i the only one who thinks that the vocals are,especially on Alpha Noir, horrible?


yup


...yet still you gave it a 9? This must be quite a masterpiece if such a vital and central part of the delivery sucks and it still manages to drop the overall score only so little while being that high to begin with!

I'm sorry if my sarcasm is provoking, but your behaviour is too peculiar to be left unnoticed. Being biased is all too human but you made me genuinely chuckle.



umm, where was the sarcasm in your post?

and what is peculiar with my behaviour? the guy asked a question, I gave him an honest answer. you okay bro?
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10.09.2012 - 21:50
Heka69
Written by The Melting Snow on 10.09.2012 at 17:44
you okay bro?


Definitely not, I missread and overacted. I should find medical help.
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14.10.2012 - 03:09
Rating: 9
Vonpire
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22.11.2012 - 20:11
Rating: 8
The Melting Snow
Came here after 2 months.. rating has fallen from 8.6 to 8.2
What's wrong with metal storm ratings? :/
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24.11.2012 - 16:22
Rating: 7
Erik M.
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.05.2012 at 16:48

Wolfheart and Irreligious are miles ad miles and miles ahead and vastly superior to anything that comes after them.


Nothing tops Wolfheart, that I agree with. Irreligious is not as great, but it's definitely at #2.
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12.04.2013 - 14:09
Rating: 7
Blasphemer1992
Actually this album is quite good, but Fernando described as a darkest and heaviest before release. In fact it's not as gloomy as their previous opuses.
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16.09.2013 - 17:59
Rating: 6
MELANCOHOLIC
I cant get into this album for many spins i give it. It atmosphere is lacking something more darker and sometimes the album sounds dull and boring
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25.03.2014 - 18:23
Rating: 8
SlaytanicBacon
Alpha Noir is amazing though I feel let down immensely by Omega White.
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16.08.2014 - 17:51
Rating: 7
Erik M.
Written by SlaytanicBacon on 25.03.2014 at 18:23

Alpha Noir is amazing though I feel let down immensely by Omega White.


I'm exactly the other way around.

Alpha Noir I would rate a 6/10 while Omega White is definitely 8/10 material. The latter is much more interesting and its sound is much more original than Alpha Noir's generic, bland BM.
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16.08.2014 - 17:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Erik M. on 16.08.2014 at 17:51

Written by SlaytanicBacon on 25.03.2014 at 18:23

Alpha Noir is amazing though I feel let down immensely by Omega White.


I'm exactly the other way around.

Alpha Noir I would rate a 6/10 while Omega White is definitely 8/10 material. The latter is much more interesting and its sound is much more original than Alpha Noir's generic, bland BM.


BM? As far as I can remember the laast album by them that had some black metal on it was Wolfheart and that was 19 years ago. After thaat it was gothic metal all the way.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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16.08.2014 - 18:06
Rating: 7
Erik M.
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 16.08.2014 at 17:59

BM? As far as I can remember the laast album by them that had some black metal on it was Wolfheart and that was 19 years ago. After thaat it was gothic metal all the way.


Yeah, Wolfheart is a nice combination of gothic and BM. But you're implying Memorial and Alpha Noir have no BM sound? Sure, Omega White is totally gothic, but Alpha Noir not so much I'd say.
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16.08.2014 - 18:08
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Memorial has no black whatsoever. I have to relisten to Alpha Noir but I highly doubt there being black in there. under Satanae had black but then again that was a re-recording of Anno Satanae.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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16.08.2014 - 18:28
Darkside Momo
Retired
Alpha Noir has extreme moments, contrary to Omega White which is pure gothic metal, but there's no black metal to speak of. Merely a hint maybe.
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"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you" - Ray Bradbury

"I've lost too many years now
I'm stealing back my soul
I'm awake now"
Abney Park (Letter Between A Little Boy & Himself As An Adult)
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22.09.2014 - 12:34
Rating: 8
_deepblack
This album was my first encounter with Moonspell very good in my opinion but surly they have better albums
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12.03.2016 - 23:39
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
I find the first part better than the second one... Em Nome Do Medo is probably my fav song...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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