1755 (Moonspell album)

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1755
1755 (Moonspell album).jpg
Studio album by Moonspell
Released November 3, 2017
Recorded 2017
Genre Gothic metal,[1] Latin metal
Length 47:42
Label Napalm
Producer Tue Madsen
Moonspell chronology
Extinct
(2015)
1755
(2017)

1755 is the eleventh full-length album by Portuguese gothic metal band Moonspell, released on November 3, 2017, and unlike previous albums, it is entirely sung in Portuguese. This is a concept album, detailing the story of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.[2][3][4]

This album was recorded in Fascination Street Studios, produced and mixed by Tue Madsen, noted for working with Meshuggah, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity, Dir En Grey, and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter. Cover artwork was designed by João Diogo.[3] It includes guest performances in some songs, including vocals by Paulo Bragança on the track 'In Tremor Dei'.[1]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Blabbermouth.net7/10 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Moonspell, all lyrics by Fernando Ribeiro (except "Lanterna dos Afogados").

1755
No.TitleEnglish TranslationLength
1."Em Nome do Medo"In the Name of Fear5:33
2."1755" 5:12
3."In Tremor Dei"In Fear of God4:26
4."Desastre"Disaster3:22
5."Abanão"Quake4:08
6."Evento"Event4:44
7."1 de Novembro"November 1st3:53
8."Ruínas"Ruins4:45
9."Todos os Santos"All Saints5:09
10."Lanterna dos Afogados" (Os Paralamas do Sucesso cover)Lighthouse for the Drowned6:30
Total length:47:42

Personnel[edit]

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

Additional musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Adriano Esteves - logo
  • Tiago Canadas - engineering, recording
  • Jon Phipps - pre-production, arrangements
  • João Diogo - artwork
  • Tue Madsen - producer, mixing, mastering
  • Paulo Mendes - photography

Charts[edit]

Charts (2017) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 63
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 89
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 95
French Albums (SNEP)[9] 159
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 72
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[11] 11
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 62
US World Albums (Billboard)[13] 14

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Moonspell - 1755". Lords of Metal. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  2. ^ "Album Review: Moonspell - 1755". 14 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Details about 1755; Moonspell". moonspell.cz. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  4. ^ "MOONSPELL - 1755 / Digipak CD". shop.napalmrecords.com.
  5. ^ Jay H. Gorania. "CD Reviews - 1775 Moonspell". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2018-09-24.
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Moonspell – 1755" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moonspell – 1755" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Moonspell – 1755" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Lescharts.com – Moonspell – 1755". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Moonspell – 1755". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Moonspell – 1755". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Moonspell – 1755". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Moonspell Chart History (World Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 September 2018.