Portugal's Moonspell have returned with a live recording where their play all of the songs from their 2021 album "Hermitage" live and the live album will be released on September 30th by Napalm Records and is called "From Down Below - Live 80 Meters Deep" .
An intro and live audience reaction starts off the album while clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording. Clear gothic metal vocals are also used on most of the songs along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and a great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. Female vocals can also b e heard briefly along with the harsh vocals also bringing in elements of black metal and keyboards can also b e heard quite a bit throughout the recording.
At times the music also gets very atmospheric sounding along with one song also adding in a brief use of acoustic guitars as well as some spoken word parts also being utilized briefly, one of the songs is also an instrumental and the whole recording also sticks to either a slow or mid tempo direction. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover poetic and metaphysical themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Moonspell and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this live album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Greater Good" "Hermitage" "The Hermit Saints" and "The great Leap Forward". 8 out of 10.
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