Respecting nature, one riff at a time
Moonloop was born in 2001 in Barcelona, Spain and plays a progressive kind of death metal not dissimilar to bands like Opeth at their early stage and Gojira – distinguished by powerful guitar riffs and atmospheric passages. The band line up has remained the same since : Eric Baule (vocals, guitar), Juanjo Martin (rhythm guitar, vocals), Raul Payán (drums) and Vic Granell (bass).
In 2011, and after a long recording period of thoughts, experimentation and musical growth, Deeply from the Earth was finally mixed at The Room studios by Gorka Dresbaj and mastered at Mastering Room AB in Sweden by Goran Finnberg. The album is based again on Mother Earth, as well as on life experiences.
The album was released on July 15 through Listenable Records.
This month frontman Eric Baule was kind enough to take us through the entire new album, track by track. Get the take on each song below:
AWAKING SPIRALS OF TIME
A track that begins with an arabesque melody and then turns into a powerful riff that leads to an explosion at the end of the song. Like a journey, this short instrumental song it’s like the Big Bang, where everything is born and everything begins.
BEGINNING OF THE END
The Earth is trying to advise humanity of their lack of respect against nature, so if we don’t put an end to our behaviour, surely we will see the beginning of the end…A Death Metal influenced song that has some thrash and progressive elements mixed with some bright guitar solos that give some hope to the whole history.
A LIFE DIVIDED
A nightmare from a tormented soul that wants to find peace but first has to face his demons. Pure Death Metal mixed with some diminished scales to create a sense of void and abyss at some points. Powerful riffs that cut like a knife at the middle-end of the song.
One of the most experimental songs we wrote. It has different atmospheres, between Death Metal and Progressive Rock, but with some melodic touch that goes away from the typical Death Metal style. The meaning under the lyrics is basically that there are many corporations hurting nature. We have to stop them all!
A riff that sounds like a full of hate rhythm’n’blues leads the song to complex changing rhythm patterns with a soft and atmospheric passage in the middle.
One of the most powerful songs that we wrote, it has both emotional guitar solos and very aggressive parts. The story behind this song is about a sea snail named “Strombus” that lives today in tropical environments. This creature has helped scientists to understand how climate change has been affecting the planet since 2 million years ago.
A melodic introduction with clean vocals turns into a Death Metal journey full of changes. The song ends with a melancholic and reflexive landscape. This song is about trying to find the answers to personal questions related to the passing of time and how does this affect to our life.
LEGACY OF FEAR
One of the most violent and heavy songs from the whole album. Monolithic riffs and twisted melodies through fast drum patterns that speak about how society tends to tell us how we should live.
Personal life experiences give new questions to a character who is in a negative mood. Fall and rise again, that’s how life works. The song mixes the soft and the aggressive side of the band, like life itself. The end of the song has one of the most beautiful solos that we have ever recorded.
Falling into a personal abyss that reflects what we think when we are feeling low and sad. This is one of the most bizarre and progressive songs that we have written. It has many changes and different passages, ending with an explosion of melody that brings some light at the end of the journey.
No one knows if Atlantis ever existed, but mythology talks us about a society that lived in perfect harmony between them and nature. One day everything went against them. Some scientists say that a big cataclysm was the reason for their disappearance. We don’t care if that is true, but one thing is sure, actual society is heading for a saturation and we see similarities between them and us. This song is a deep dive into what those civilization remains are saying to us. More than ever, here you can find eerie passages, powerful riffs and dynamic rhythm patterns, voices from the depths of darkness and clean atmospheric landscapes to give meaning to the whole history.