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Moonspell - Sin / Pecado

7.8 | 424 votes |
Release date: 3 February 1998
Style: Gothic metal


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04. Abysmo
05. Flesh
06. Magdalene
07. V.C. (Gloria Domini)
08. EuroticA
09. Mute
10. Dekadance
11. Let The Children Cum To Me...
12. The Hanged Man
13. 13!

Additional info
Recorded at: Woodhouse Studios (Hagen/Germany) 21/7/1997 - 19/9/1997.
Produced by: Waldemar Sorychta and Moonspell.
Mixed by: Siggi Bemm, Waldemar Sorychta and Moonspell.
Vocal coach: Brigit Zucher (also additional vocals on "Flesh").
Chorus by: MS Coiro.
Pre-produced by: Markus Freiwald and Moonspell at Mute studio June 1997, Dortmund.
Cover/booklet and bandphotos: Rolf Brenner, all shots taken in Portugal, April 1997.
Model: Miriam Carmo.
Art Direction: Carsten Drescher (Media Logistics) and Moonspell.

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

Guest review by
"Não há duas sem três" is a popular Portuguese proverb and basically, though it has no direct translation to English, means that if you have two, you'll have three. What do I mean with this saying? I mean that after two masterpieces we had to be blessed with a third one.

"Sin/Pecado" is very different from the previous albums, but Moonspell has taught us that that is positive and that we don't have to fear change. This is the most calm Moonspell album, still influenced by Doom Metal but more centered in the Gothic Metal environment, giving this album a newer, more emotional and beautiful athmosphere. For this reasons the rough vocals aren't as used as in "Wolfheart" or "Irreligious" and clean vocals make most of the album, showing us another side of Fernando Ribeiro's singing capabilities.

published 01.04.2004 | Comments (22)

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16.08.2014 - 18:11
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Rediscovered this album about 5 years ago and since then I really enjoy it. Easily among my top 5 if not top 3 albums of theirs.

The Hanged Man is an awesome track. Best on the album.
01.04.2015 - 16:11
Abolutely fantastic album, have been listening it for almost 17 years now and still like it
06.03.2021 - 15:11
Rating: 9
Great replay value, an excellent album through and through 23 years on. It's aged very well.

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