Night Eternal

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Night Eternal
Moonspell - Night Eternal.jpg
Cover art by Seth Siro Anton
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 16, 2008
Recorded7 January 2008 – 31 January 2008
GenreGothic metal, melodic death metal, melodic black metal
Length44:14
LabelSteamhammer
ProducerTue Madsen
Moonspell chronology
Under Satanæ
(2007)
Night Eternal
(2008)
Alpha Noir/Omega White
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Heavy Rock News9/10[2]
Home Nucleonics(favorable)[3]
The Metal Crypt3.75/5[4]
Metal Rules4.5/5 stars[5]
Metal Storm9/10[6]
Room Thirteen10/13[7]
Sputnikmusic4/5 stars[8]
Teeth Of The Divine(favorable)[9]
Trash Pit4/10 stars[10]

Night Eternal[11]is the eighth studio album by Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell, released on May 16, 2008 in Europe and on June 10, 2008 in North America. It was pre-produced in Portugal with Waldemar Sorychta from 16 November to 30 November 2007 and it was recorded in Denmark at Antfarm studio from 7 January to 31 January 2008.

CD[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."At Tragic Heights"06:51
2."Night Eternal"04:09
3."Shadow Sun"04:23
4."Scorpion Flower"04:33
5."Moon in Mercury"04:22
6."Hers Is the Twilight"04:53
7."Dreamless (Lucifer and Lilith)"05:16
8."Spring of Rage"04:04
9."First Light"05:43
Total length:44:14

The booklet includes lyrics for all songs. The intro lyrics to "At Tragic Heights" are from the Book Of Revelation #16, John. "Night Eternal" also includes lyrics from Revelation, XVII, 5, 6.

Total Running Time: 44 minutes, 14 seconds

Personnel[edit]

  • Carmen Simões is credited as Carmen Simões (Ava Inferi).
  • Patrícia Andrade is credited as Patrícia Andrade (The Vanity Chair).
  • Sophia Vieira is credited as Sophia Vieira (Cinemuerte).
  • Niclas Etelävuori as Niclas Etelävuori/Amorphis
  • Seth Siro Anton as Seth Siro Anton
  • Adriano Esteves as Adriano Esteves

Promo version in cardboard sleeve

Limited Edition[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."At Tragic Heights"06:51
2."Night Eternal"04:09
3."Shadow Sun"04:24
4."Scorpion Flower"04:33
5."Moon in Mercury"04:22
6."Hers Is the Twilight"04:53
7."Dreamless (Lucifer and Lilith)"05:16
8."Spring of Rage"04:04
9."First Light"05:43
Total length:44:15

Limited Edition Bonus DVD

Live at the Wacken Open Air 2007
No.TitleLength
1."Finisterra" 
2."Memento Mori" 
3."Blood Tells" 
Total length::
Clips
No.TitleLength
4."Finisterra" (Video) 
5."Finisterra" (Making Of Video) 
6."Luna" (Video) 
Total length::


Mexican Edition[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."At Tragic Heights"06:51
2."Night Eternal"04:09
3."Shadow Sun"04:23
4."Scorpion Flower"04:33
5."Moon in Mercury"04:22
6."Hers Is the Twilight"04:53
7."Dreamless (Lucifer and Lilith)"05:16
8."Spring of Rage"04:04
9."First Light"05:43
Total length:44:14
Bonus Track
No.TitleLength
10."Age of Mothers"05:42
Total length:49:56
Hidden Tracks
No.TitleLength
11."Scorpion Flower" (Dark Lush Cut)04:36
12."Scorpion Flower" (The Feeble Cut)03:57
Total length:58:29

Reissue Edition[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."At Tragic Heights"06:51
2."Night Eternal"04:09
3."Shadow Sun"04:24
4."Scorpion Flower"04:33
5."Moon in Mercury"04:22
6."Hers Is the Twilight"04:53
7."Dreamless (Lucifer and Lilith)"05:16
8."Spring of Rage"04:04
9."First Light"05:43
Total length:44:15

'Night Eternal' is the eighth studio album by Portuguese gothic metal pioneers MOONSPELL, originally released on May 16, 2008 in Europe and on June 10, 2008 in North America. It was pre-produced in Portugal with Waldemar Sorychta from 16 November to 30 November 2007, recorded in Denmark at the Antfarm Studio from 7 January to 31 January 2008.

Vinyl Edition[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."At Tragic Heights"06:51
2."Night Eternal"04:09
3."Shadow Sun"04:23
Total length:15:23
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Scorpion Flower"04:33
2."Moon in Mercury"04:22
3."Hers Is the Twilight"04:53
Total length:13:48
Side C
No.TitleLength
1."Dreamless (Lucifer and Lilith)"05:16
2."Spring of Rage"04:04
3."First Light"05:43
Total length:15:03
Side D
No.TitleLength
1."Age of Mothers"05:40
2."Scorpion Flower" (Dark Lush Cut)04:43
3."Scorpion Flower" (The Feeble Cut)03:57
Total length:14:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Carmen Simões is credited as Carmen Simões (Ava Inferi).
  • Patrícia Andrade is credited as Patrícia Andrade (The Vanity Chair).
  • Sophia Vieira is credited as Sophia Vieira (Cinemuerte).
  • Niclas Etelävuori as Niclas Etelävuori/Amorphis
  • Seth Siro Anton as Seth Siro Anton
  • Adriano Esteves as Adriano Esteves
  • Edgar Keats as Edgar Keats

Vinyl Reissue Edition[edit]

Side A
No.TitleLength
1."At Tragic Heights"06:51
2."Night Eternal"04:09
3."Shadow Sun"04:24
Total length:15:04
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."Scorpion Flower"04:33
2."Moon in Mercury"04:22
3."Hers Is the Twilight"04:53
Total length:13:48
Side C
No.TitleLength
1."Dreamless (Lucifer and Lilith)"05:16
2."Spring of Rage"04:04
3."First Light"05:43
Total length:15:23
Side D
No.TitleLength
1."Age of Mothers"05:42
2."Earth Of Mine":
3."Unearthed":

Limited edition of 500 copies on "galaxy blue/black splatter" vinyl. Released in a gatefold sleeve, comes with a 6 page booklet.

Personnel[edit]

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

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Adriano Esteves - logo
  • Natalie Shau - model
  • Jorge Pina - choir recording
  • Pedro Paixão - recording
  • Waldemar Sorychta - pre-production, arrangements
  • Jacob Olsen - additional engineering
  • Fernando Ribeiro - executive producer
  • Seth Siro Anton - artwork
  • Tue Madsen - producer, engineering, mixing, mastering
  • Edgar Keats - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
French Albums Chart[12] 144
Portuguese Albums Chart[12] 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Prato, Greg. "Night Eternal:Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-09-22.
  2. ^ "[Crítica] Moonspell – Night Eternal". heavyrocknews. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  3. ^ "Review: Moonspell – Night Eternal". homenucleonics. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  4. ^ ""Night Eternal" review". The Metal Crypt. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  5. ^ ""Night Eternal" by Moonspell - review at Metal Rules". Metal Rules. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  6. ^ "Moonspell - Night Eternal review". Metal Storm. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  7. ^ "Moonspell - Night Eternal review". roomthirteen. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  8. ^ ""Night Eternal" by Moonspell - review at Sputnikmusic". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  9. ^ "REVIEWS>> MOONSPELL - NIGHT ETERNAL". Teeth Of The Divine. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  10. ^ "Moonspell - Night Eternal Review by Matt Hensch". rocknworld. Retrieved 2011-06-24.
  11. ^ https://www.discogs.com/master/view/121091
  12. ^ a b ""Night Eternal" at Portuguesecharts.com". Portuguesecharts. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved 2011-06-24.