With a name like Moonloop, you just know that you are going to get an album that is perhaps at least slightly psychedelic and proggy, in some ways not dissimilar to Gojira, a band that they are going to be compared to more than just a few times. But it's not just the French behemoths musical style that has a link to Moonloop, with the band not only being signed to the Gojira's former label - Listenable Records - but also having a lyrical slant towards the eco-environmental. In fact, it seems almost srange to be listening to 'Deeply From The Earth- and its songs about Mother Nature - on the same day that Spain's largest bank; Bankia - yet another victim of the Global Economic Crisis - is requesting a $24 billion dollar bailout from its government. And whilst these Spaniards, who obviously have a social conscience, may not feel the need to write about the dire situation that is happening around them - and the rest of Europe for that matter - they are at least channelling their efforts into other worthwhile causes.
Musically, its not just the influence of Gojira that Moonloop seem inspired by, with many parts of 'Deeply From The Earth' reminiscent of Opeth, especially in light of the clean vocals that appear thoughout.
Though at times 'Deeply From The Earth' can veer towards the monotonous, overall, the album shows great potential; especially considering it's the bands first album. A stable line up for the past decade has probably put Moonloop in good stead and undoubtedly has helped the band come across as more cohesive. Its only fitting that we go back to Gojira and Opeth, when we state that fans of both these bansd are sure to get the most out of 'Deeply From The Earth', an album that is sure to appeal to lovers of both death metal, and progressive music, equally