After more then two decades Moonspell still knows how to enchant an audience. These Gods Of Dark Metal from Portugal made sure their brand new tenth cd `Extinct’ sounds heavy, dark, mysterious, melodic and varied. On top of that the songs are marked with beautiful string arrangements and a modern and fresh flair is present. The calm, sombre but strong vocal performance of Fernando Ribeiro strengthens the atmosphere in a very pleasant way. And because of their great accessible rhythms and melodies it’s obvious the new songs will rock on stage and move the audience for sure. `Extinct’ is absolute a highlight in the career of Moonspell.