Origin: Spain
Genres: Power Metal
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Dark Moor  


Dark Moor is one of Spain's leading power metal bands, having formed in 1993 and releasing a string of albums starting with Shadowland in 1999. Reviewed here is The Gates Of Oblivion, the last full-length album recorded before the band underwent a major lineup change. Oblivion is a standard classically-influenced Euro speed/power metal album, drawing from familiar influences in the field such as Rhapsody Of Fire, Blind Guardian, and Stratovarius. It's well done, but the songs are a tad samey, and apart from being fronted by a female vocalist (the very capable Elisa Martin), there's not really a lot to distinguish Dark Moor from the many other bands playing this style -- at this juncture they have yet to forge a truly unique identity. Nonetheless, the band remains popular among Euro power metal fans.

As previously mentioned, the band essentially split in two following Oblivion, with Martin and two others leaving due to musical differences (eventually forming Dreamaker), while the remaining duo has recruited a new lineup and continues to flourish.

Current Members

Alfred Romero

vocals

Enrik Garcia

guitars

Mario Garcia

bass

Roberto Cappa

drums

Former Members/Guests

Elisa Martin

vocals (Dreamaker, Fairyland)

Albert Maroto

guitars (Dreamaker)

Jose Garrido

guitars

Anan Kaddouri

bass

Daniel Fernandez

bass

Roberto Peña De Camus

keyboards

Jorge Saez

drums (Dreamaker)

Andy C.

drums


Discography



Shadowland 
1999
  1. Shadowland
  2. Walhalla
  3. Dragon Into The Fire
  4. Calling On The Wind
  5. Magic Land
  6. Flying
  7. Time Is The Avenger
  8. Born In The Dark
  9. The King's Sword
  10. The Call
  • Elisa Martin
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Albert Maroto
  • Anan Kaddouri
  • Roberto Peña De Camus
  • Jorge Saez




The Hall Of The Olden Dreams 
2000
  1. Ceremony
  2. Somewhere In Dreams
  3. Maid Of Orleans
  4. Bells Of Notre Dame
  5. Silver Lake
  6. Mortal Sin
  7. The Sound Of The Blade
  8. Beyond The Fire
  9. Quest For The Eternal Fame
  10. Hand In Hand
  11. The Fall Of Meniboe
  • Elisa Martin
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Albert Maroto
  • Anan Kaddouri
  • Roberto Peña De Camus
  • Jorge Saez

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) The Fall Of Melnibone 
2001
  1. The Fall Of Melnibore
  2. Silver Lake
  3. Wood Song
  4. Halloween
  5. Cuentos De Ayer Y De hoy
  • Elisa Martin
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Albert Maroto
  • Anan Kaddouri
  • Roberto Peña De Camus
  • Jorge Saez




The Gates Of Oblivion 
2002
  1. In The Heart Of Stone
  2. A New World
  3. The Gates Of Oblivion
  4. Nevermore
  5. Starmaker (Elbereth)
  6. Mist In The Twilight
  7. By The Strange Path Of Destiny
  8. The Night Of The Ages
  9. Your Symphony
  10. The Citadel Of The Light
  11. A Truth For Me
  12. Dies Irae (Amadeus)
  • Elisa Martin
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Albert Maroto
  • Anan Kaddouri
  • Roberto Peña De Camus
  • Jorge Saez

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Between Light And Darkness 
2003 Arise
  1. A Lament Of Misery
  2. Memories
  3. From Dusk To Dawn
  4. Echoes Of The Sea
  5. Dies Irae (Orchestral version)
  6. The Shadow Of The Nile
  7. Mystery Of Goddess
  8. The Fall Of The Melniboné
  • Elisa Martin
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Albert Maroto
  • Anan Kaddouri
  • Jorge Saez




Dark Moor 
2003 Arise
  1. A Life for Revenge
  2. Eternally
  3. The Bane of Daninsky (the werewolf)
  4. Philip, The Second
  5. From Hell
  6. Cyrano of Bergerac
  7. Overture (Attila)
  8. Wind Like Stroke (Attila)
  9. Return for Love (Attila)
  10. Amore Venio (Attila)
  11. The Ghost Sword (Attila)
  12. The Dark Moor
  • Alfred Romero
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Jose Garrido
  • Anan Kaddouri
  • Andy C.

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Beyond The Sea 
2005 Arise
  1. Before The Duel
  2. Miracles
  3. Houdini´s Great Escapade
  4. Through The Gates Of The Silver Key
  5. The Silver Key
  6. Green Eyes
  7. Going On
  8. Beyond The Sea
  9. Iulius Caesar (Interlude)
  10. Alea Jacta
  11. Vivaldi´s Winter (bonus track)
  • Alfred Romero
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Daniel Fernandez
  • Andy C.

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Tarot 
2007 Scarlet
  1. The Magician
  2. The Chariot
  3. The Star
  4. Wheel Of Fortune
  5. The Emperor
  6. Devil In The Tower
  7. Death
  8. Lovers
  9. The Hanged Man
  10. The Moon
  • Alfred Romero
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Daniel Fernandez
  • Roberto Cappa

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Autumnal 
2009 Scarlet
  1. Swan Lake
  2. On The Hill Of Dreams
  3. Phantom Queen
  4. An End So Cold
  5. Faustus
  6. Don't Look Back
  7. When The Sun Is Gone
  8. For Her
  9. The Enchanted Forest
  10. The Sphinx
  11. Fallen Leaves Waltz
  • Alfred Romero
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Daniel Fernandez
  • Roberto Cappa

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Ancestral Romance 
2010 Scarlet
  1. Gadir
  2. Love From The Stone
  3. Alaric De Marnac
  4. Mio Cid
  5. Just Rock
  6. Tilt At Windmills
  7. La Canción Del Pirata
  8. Ritual Fire Dance
  9. Oh! Wretched Me
  10. A Music In My Soul
  • Alfred Romero
  • Enrik Garcia
  • Mario Garcia
  • Roberto Cappa

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 

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