Moonspell – 1755

With a career that has spanned a quarter of a century, at this stage Moonspell need very little introduction. They have garnered a strong, almost cult-like, following (especially in mainland Europe) due to their gothic, melancholic yet immediate brand of metal which has never been afraid to revel in a sense of theatre and pomp. At this late stage of their career, and following the successful Extinct, which was arguably their most immediate and anthemic album to date, it wouldn’t be surprising that a follow up would tread a similar path. Instead, latest album 1755 (both Napalm) is an unexpectedly adventurous affair. Continue reading