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Sagrado Coração da Terra


Symphonic Prog

3.05 | 47 ratings

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2 stars Undoubtfully SAGRADO CORACAO DA TERRA is one of the most well known groups ever to come out of the strong brazilian progressive rock scene.SAGRADO had a bif and succesfull career in Brazil and the main man behind the group was the master of violin Marcus Viana.We are talking about 1985 here when the band made their debut with one of the most uneven albums I've ever heard...

...and we are not talking about different style of tracks but also about uneven parts in the same track!For example ''Arte do sol'' contains some excellent symphonic piano work and fine violin solos by Viana but where the vocals are added the track turns to cheesy...or even the longest track of the album ''A gloria das manhas'' where the first part of it delivers boring keyboard/flute work in a hypnotic slow tempo while the second section delivers some intense piano and nice work by Viana on violin...What about the rest of the tracks?Well some of them are far out of prog purposes and it is obvious that the band tries to approach a wider audience like the ballads ''Asas'', ''Corpo veleiro'' and ''A vida e terna'' which have a sound and vocals close to the soundtracks of the most famous love stories in brazilian soap-operas...''Memoria das salvas'' is track influenced by the brazilian tradition with little interest while ''Deus dancanarino'' and ''Sagrado'' contain some nice symphonic work with beautiful keyboards and classical influenced violin...

Unfortunately,and despite the fine moments, over half of the album contains rather pop influened music or some uninteresting moments while the rest of the album has a symphonic sound that,in my opinion,remains undeveloped or unfinished...So it is better for you to leave this album out of your collection...Only for collectors and fans of the band...2 stars...

apps79 | 2/5 |


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