Memorial (Moonspell album)

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Memorial
Studio album by Moonspell
Released 25 April 2006
Recorded November 2005
Genre Gothic metal, death metal
Length 52:02
Label Steamhammer
Producer Waldemar Sorychta
Moonspell chronology
The Antidote
(2003)
Memorial
(2006)
The Great Silver Eye
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Memorial is the seventh studio album by Portuguese gothic metal band, Moonspell, released on April 24, 2006 by SPV. The album is available in two versions: a standard edition and a limited 'digipack' edition with the "Atlantic" bonus track.

On January 16, 2007, Memorial was certified gold by the Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa for selling over 10,000 copies in Portugal. This is the first time a Portuguese heavy metal group has received this award.[2]

Each of the limited versions and the standard edition end with a different song, but on every version the final track ends with a 6 minute wolfs-howling outro ("The Sleep of the Sea"), hence there are actually two official versions of "Best Forgotten".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "In Memoriam"   01:25
2. "Finisterra"   04:08
3. "Memento Mori"   04:27
4. "Sons of Earth"   01:51
5. "Blood Tells"   04:08
6. "Upon the Blood of Men"   04:55
7. "At the Image of Pain"   04:21
8. "Sanguine"   05:50
9. "Proliferation"   02:39
10. "Once It Was Ours!"   04:53
11. "Mare Nostrum"   01:56
12. "Luna"   04:42
13. "Best Forgotten"   06:47
Total length:
52:02

DVD (Special Edition) Live at CC Estudio 2

  1. "Memento Mori"
  2. "Blood Tells"
  3. "Sanguine"
  4. "Best Forgotten"

Live at Vilar de Mouros

  1. "In Memoriam"
  2. "Finisterra"
  3. "Memento Mori"
  4. "Blood Tells"
  5. "Proliferation"
  6. "Upon the Blood of Men"

Videos

  1. "Luna"
  2. "Finisterra"
  3. "Making of Finisterra"

Personnel[edit]

  • Fernando Ribeiro - vocals
  • Mike Gaspar - drums
  • Pedro Paixão - keyboards, samples, guitars
  • Ricardo Amorim - keyboards, guitars

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Wojtek Blasiak - artwork, layout
  • Adriano Esteves - cover art, layout
  • Dennis Koehne - engineering assistant
  • Siggi Bemm - engineering assistant
  • Waldemar Sorychta - producer, mixing, engineering
  • Paulo Moreira - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Portuguese Albums Chart[3] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Moonspell: Memorial certified gold in Portugal". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-01-16. Retrieved 2007-01-17. 
  3. ^ Steffen Hung. "Portuguese charts portal". portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved 2012-03-01.