Alpha Noir/Omega White

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Alpha Noir/Omega White
Alpha Noir.jpg
Studio album by Moonspell
Released April 27, 2012
Recorded 2011
Genre Melodic death metal, symphonic metal (Alpha Noir)
Gothic metal, gothic rock, dark rock (Omega White)
Length 40:34 (Alpha Noir)
38:10 (Omega White)
78:44 (Total)
Language English, Portuguese
Label Napalm
Producer Tue Madsen
Moonspell chronology
Night Eternal
(2008)
Alpha Noir/Omega White
(2012)
Extinct
(2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Blistering 7.5/10 stars[2]
Exclaim! favorable[3]
Metal Forces 8/10 stars[4]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5[5]

Alpha Noir/Omega White is the ninth full-length album by the Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell, released on April 27, 2012. It is the band's first double album. The band's press release cited Bathory, King Diamond, Onslaught, early Metallica, Testament, and Artillery as influences for Alpha Noir, which was described as "an incendiary album". Omega White was instead described as an album of "pure atmosphere and shadow", an homage to Type O Negative and The Sisters of Mercy and similar to Moonspell's second album Irreligious. Alpha Noir and Omega White were both produced and mixed by Tue Madsen, who had previously worked on the band's Under Satanæ and Night Eternal records.[6]

The song "New Tears Eve" has been dedicated to Peter Steele, the vocalist and leader of Type O Negative, who died in 2010.

Track listing[edit]

Alpha Noir
No. Title Length
1. "Axis Mundi" 4:57
2. "Lickanthrope" 3:49
3. "Versus" 3:39
4. "Alpha Noir" 4:30
5. "Em Nome do Medo" ("In the Name of Fear") 4:27
6. "Opera Carne" 3:53
7. "Love Is Blasphemy" 4:31
8. "Grandstand" 4:54
9. "Sine Missione" 4:57
Total length: 40:34
Omega White
No. Title Length
1. "Whiteomega" 4:21
2. "White Skies" 3:34
3. "Fireseason" 4:29
4. "New Tears Eve" 4:45
5. "Herodisiac" 4:46
6. "Incantatrix" 4:40
7. "Sacrificial" 4:11
8. "A Greater Darkness" 7:24
Total length: 38:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Fernando Ribeiro - vocals
  • Ricardo Amorim - guitars
  • Pedro Paixão - keyboards, guitars
  • Aires Pereira - bass
  • Miguel Gaspar - drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Natalie Zed (May 7, 2012). "Moonspell - Alpha Noir Review". About.com. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ David E. Gehlke (May 8, 2012). "Moonspell - Alpha Noir (Napalm Records)". Blistering. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ Laura Wiebe (May 8, 2012). "Moonspell Alpha Noir/Omega White". Exclaim!. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Fisher, Mark. "Moonspell - Alpha Noir". Metal Forces. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 
  5. ^ Trey Spencer (May 7, 2012). "Moonspell Alpha Noir/Omega White". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved May 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=168448