Moonspell-Sin/Pecado

Released originally by the band in 1998, Sin/Pecado became the great divider of the Moonspell wolfpack. Produced by their long time companion (Waldemar Sorychta – Wolfheart, Irreligious), the songs of this “accursed” album were signs of a rebellion of the band against the sound that made them famous in the scene. Instead of wolves and vampires, Moonspell set the compass to songs filled with electronica and darkwave moods that talked about the European Community or the love for a woman.

“Slow Down,” starts things off with an eerie menace floating in the background, turning the screws one way and another. “handmadeGod,” takes a sharp turn. Bringing in some serious electronics, filtering through a crash and a bang, to make the listener truly sit up and pay attention. “2econd Skin,” is a ripper. Filtering through the ground swells of the world. It roars into the overground and smashes things with alarming energy. “Abysmo,” rolls with the thunder. Pulling sharp punches in many differing directions to allow for some fascinating play. “Flesh,” concocts itself into a darkening cocoon and slows down with the world forcing the listener to slow down and reflect. “Magdalene,” is a slightly more ambient and fluorescent song, that speaks volumes of the great clutch. “V.C.” takes the high road and brings about a true change in circumstance and embraces full electronica. “Eurotica,” goes full ambient.

“Mute,” is darker, more reflective of a general state of mind with a filtering growling menace lurking in the background. “Dekadence,” snaps and crackles with energy and focus. It also brings some new and refreshing lights to the show. “Let The Children Cum To Me,” has some fascinating darkened elements about, with some snarling gripes thrown in for good measure. “The Hanged Man,” snaps and crackles with energy, biting through the dawn and showing off just how good it is. “13” Bites through the dawn and turns it into a psycho fanatic energy crush. “Erotik Alchemy,” turns on the dials, shifting through the focus and allowing for a biting and a menacing turn of the screw. “Sacred,” a Depeche Mode Cover is as good if not better than the original.

The album is out on 13th December via Napalm Records.

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