Delain - Moonbathers



8.1 | 159 votes |
Release date: 26 August 2016
Style: Symphonic metal

Owners:

129 have it
14 want it


Disc I
01. Hands Of Gold [feat: Alissa White-Gluz]
02. The Glory And The Scum
03. Suckerpunch
04. The Hurricane
05. Chrysalis - The Last Breath
06. Fire With Fire
07. Pendulum
08. Danse Macabre
09. Scandal [Queen cover]
10. Turn The Lights Out
11. The Monarch

Disc II [bonus]
01. Suckerpunch [Live In The Netherlands]
02. Turn The Lights Out [Live In The Netherlands]
03. The Glory And The Scum [Live In The Netherlands]
04. Don't Let Go [Live In The Netherlands]
05. The Glory And The Scum [Orchestra version]
06. Hands Of Gold [Orchestra version]

Line-up
Charlotte Wessels - vocals
Martijn Westerholt - keyboards, orchestration, backing vocals
Otto "The Baron" Schimmelpenninck - bass
Timo Somers - guitars, backing vocals
Merel Bechtold - guitars
Ruben Israel - drums

Additional musicians:
Alissa White-Gluz - vocals
Oliver Phillips - additional guitars, additional keyboards
Guus Eikens - additional guitars
Mikko P. Mustonen - orchestration

Additional info
Produced by Martijn Westerholt.

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Comments: 22   Visited by: 408 users
26.08.2016 - 13:33
Rating: 9
SlaytanicBacon
Wow This album may be Delain's best since Lucidity!
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26.08.2016 - 16:38
Rating: 10
quelloforte3
I love this album, really good!!
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26.08.2016 - 21:27
Susan
Smeghead
It must be me. Everyone else is loving this one, even non-symph fans. I got bored I'll give it another try since so far The Human Contradiction is still way above this album, for me.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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27.08.2016 - 05:28
Rating: 8
masterofdisguise
Definitely their best so far.
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27.08.2016 - 20:16
Teravolt_Danny
Another solid album from these guys and ladies.

That melody on "The Monarch" won't leave my head... I've probably listened to that track 20 times already.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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28.08.2016 - 11:03
Rating: 9
Xyanade
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 27.08.2016 at 20:16

Another solid album from these guys and ladies.

That melody on "The Monarch" won't leave my head... I've probably listened to that track 20 times already.

too bad this track is so short, they should make it 10 min+
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28.08.2016 - 15:12
Rating: 8
the_scarecrow
Some good songs, some meh. I'll have to spin it a few more times, my opinion may change. White-Gluz's input was unnecessary and added nothing.

Edit: It's grown on me. Some of Delain's best work, although I find "Fire With Fire" pretty underwhelming. Also, "The Monarch" should have been so much longer. It's a very good release overall.
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28.08.2016 - 17:28
PocketMetal
Written by Susan on 26.08.2016 at 21:27

It must be me. Everyone else is loving this one, even non-symph fans. I got bored I'll give it another try since so far The Human Contradiction is still way above this album, for me.


The Human Contradiction was indeed better than this one. I don't know why they put a song like Chrysalis on the album, sounds like it belongs to a C-side disk. I think the new album is merely good.
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29.08.2016 - 02:25
Rating: 9
Codorna
The first 3 songs are amazing
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29.08.2016 - 05:04
Teravolt_Danny
Written by Codorna on 29.08.2016 at 02:25

The first 3 songs are amazing


I'm not crazy about track 2 - it's a bit dull for a single, IMO. Tracks 1 and 3 are great, though.

The album drops off a big towards the end, but overall it's a solid release.
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I lift weights and listen to metal
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29.08.2016 - 21:16
Symphony Ex
I want to love this, but I'm not there yet. Great orchestration and performance. I often find albums that need a good few listens to get into end up being your favourites. So going for play number 10. It's getting there.
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30.08.2016 - 14:20
Rating: 9
joshsteph
I think it's their strongest release so far. Very strong album, great songs, insanely well written harmonies and melodies, they knew 100% what they are going for this time. On top of all that great ear food, Charlotte's voice is something magical. Not surprised at all for making it in the Top 2016 albums. Good job, Delain! \m/
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30.08.2016 - 16:03
Rating: 8
the_scarecrow
Written by Symphony Ex on 29.08.2016 at 21:16

I want to love this, but I'm not there yet. Great orchestration and performance. I often find albums that need a good few listens to get into end up being your favourites. So going for play number 10. It's getting there.

I feel the same. I really want to love it, but some of the tracks don't appeal to me. I'm growing more fond of it with each listen, though.
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31.08.2016 - 00:25
mariano
It does start quite well: the first 3 tracks are the best in the album. Then, the next 2 are the usual boring slow-paced songs found in every Delain album, which puts me off for the rest even though there are a few acceptable songs ahead.
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31.08.2016 - 04:50
Rating: 9
Apolyon666
Written by the_scarecrow on 28.08.2016 at 15:12

Some good songs, some meh. I'll have to spin it a few more times, my opinion may change. White-Gluz's input was unnecessary and added nothing.

Edit: It's grown on me. Some of Delain's best work, although I find "Fire With Fire" pretty underwhelming. Also, "The Monarch" should have been so much longer. It's very good release overall.


Agreed... Hans of gold" featuring White-Gluz" ... is the weakest sond... everything else is solid...
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31.08.2016 - 18:55
Rating: 7
tiny dog ghosts
This album, to me, goes nowhere. It starts OK but it just becomes the "Delain sound" after a few tracks. Last album was far better I think.
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01.09.2016 - 06:34
Rating: 9
RyanKolp
The only songs I'm not that fond of are Hands of Gold and Chrysalis. Everything else is fantastic. Fire with Fire is probably my favorite, but Turn the Lights Out and their cover of Scandal are a close second and third.
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04.09.2016 - 07:05
Rating: 7
tiny dog ghosts
I re-listened and ok, I "get" it a bit more now. It's not as good as the first two albums but overall it's a decent return to form. 6 > 7
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09.09.2016 - 11:05
Rating: 4
rashaverak
If you were listening symphonic metal for last 10 years, listened to the within temptation, nightwish, epica, lyriel and others, then this album sounds completely useless, it is stream of average noise that ends after an hour and I cannot remember a single strong moment.
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19.10.2016 - 19:04
Rating: 9
SlaytanicBacon
Written by rashaverak on 09.09.2016 at 11:05

If you were listening symphonic metal for last 10 years, listened to the within temptation, nightwish, epica, lyriel and others, then this album sounds completely useless, it is stream of average noise that ends after an hour and I cannot remember a single strong moment.


Have you not heard Delain before? They have always had a more accessible pop sound, just because it's not complex symphonic does not mean it's bad.
In fact this is the very reason I like them as they have their own sound and kept to it.
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22.10.2016 - 17:31
Rating: 9
CyGuy6587
Thought Scandal sounded very 80's, didn't realise it was a Queen cover haha!
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17.04.2018 - 11:22
Rating: 6
zakapior
Average at most, nothing special.
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