Moonspell / Kreator / Novembre - Live at the Lisbon
Coliseum, Portugal, Feb 27th 2000
Reviewed by Sandra Gonçalves
Metal Rules!! Correspondent For Portugal
For the promotion of their latest work -"Butterfly Effect",
Moonspell began their European tour in January and
ended in their homeland country. This time three show's took place in
Portugal (two in the north, Oporto, in which they played with Witchery and
the other concert was in Lisboa on the 27th of February. As far as I'm concerned, this was the
most professional Moonspell concert I've ever seen with spectacular light
management and very good performance by the musicians. Moonspell's Pedro Paixão
(keyboards) gave a hand to his guitar partners
while the keyboards were programmed. Of course, there is always a
performance by the vocalist Fernando Ribeiro.
"Soulsick", "Butterfly Effect", "I am the
Eternal Spectator", "Angelizer", "Can't be",
"Solitary Vice", "Lustmord" and "Tired" were
some of the chosen songs in a set list that didn't give much importance
to "Sin/Pecado" album. From Sin/Pecado they only played "Sin/Pecado"
and "EuroticA". Meanwhile there was also time for older
things like "Wolfheart", "Irreligious", "Wolfshade
(a werewolf masquerade)", "Ruin and Misery", "Mephisto",
and the encore "…Of Dream and Drama (Midnight Ride)", the hymn for all Portuguese
- "Alma Mater", the classic "vampiria"
and also "Full Moon Madness".
For support on this tour we had Kreator! This was their third
time in Portugal and they presented a very different work than what we were used
to - Endorama an album with a good sense of gothicism. "Golden
Age", "Chosen Few", "Everlasting Flame",
"Passage to Babylon" and "Endorama" are excellent
tracks but it was nothing more than disgust for those fans who didn't know the lastest album. Besides the new songs Kreator played also some
classics like "Pleasure To Kill", "People of the Lie",
"Extreme Aggression", "Flag of Hate" and
"Tormenter." At the end there was also time for "Phobia", "Leave
This World Behind", "Black
Sunrise" and "Renewal". I came away with the feeling that the
audience expected much more from this old trash metal institution that Kreator
once were. It was depressing to see them leave with a sad look in their
Initializing this night were the Italians Novembre presenting the latest
work "Classica". Unknown by most of the audience, the band was
damaged by the poor sonority management and the fact that the
audience preferred to spend too much time at the bar!!!!!
All photos ©2000 Metal Rules!! and Sandra Gonçalves
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Moonspell - Live!
Kreator - Live!