Tim V. : I must admit that I never felt attracted to this Portuguese band. Last year I saw them while they were on tour with Kreator, but I was far from impressed. So it was rather surprising that 'Darkness And Hope' turned out to be such a cool Gothic Metal album. I mean, after the first few notes it really got me, and the CD is thus varied that it doesn't get boring anywhere, this isn't in any comparable with the predecessor "The Butterfly Effect". They've also found the perfect balance between writing sensitive ballad like stuff and aggressive guitar attacks. If you're already a Moonspell fan you got yourself a great new CD, and if you don't know the band, take some time to check it out, you won't be disappointed. I guess this release will gain Moonspell a lot of new fans.