Angra - Holy Land CD (album) cover




Progressive Metal

4.05 | 176 ratings

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2 stars Since my purchase of "Holy Land" and "Angel's cry" came as a double disc edition I will post the same review on both albums.

After reading some positive reviews on ANGRA I decided to order "Angel's Cry", "Holy Land" and "Temple Of Shadows" all at once. Even after listening to those albums multiple times I still don't like them. I think this is just plane metal, but if they would be Metallica I could still like it. This is just one of those prog-metal bands with abundance of metal and a huge lack of prog, like there is some other band I don't really "get" called Dream Theatre. I like prog because of it's complex textures. First I thought that prog and metal could not be combined, but bands like GREEN CARNATION, PAIN OF SALVATION, OPETH and RIVERSIDE have proven me differently. If you want to listen to some good Brazilian prog music go buy a CD from AETHER, INDEX, SOLIS, or TARKUS, but avoid ANGRA. Sorry guys!

Maybe I will still post a review on "Temple Of Shadows" later on, but don't expect it to be "magical"...

evenless | 2/5 |


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