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TEMPLE OF SHADOWS

Angra

 

Progressive Metal

4.17 | 185 ratings

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FarBeyondProg
4 stars For those of you who have read my last review you will know that im a big fan of this band and to be honest i just recently checked them out and found out i needed to buy a few of their albums, so i did, i bought the last album i reviewd 'Rebirth' along with this album 'Temple Of Shadows'.

Now although i highly praised the last album i feel that this one was just as powerfull but at the same time it just didnt pack the same punch as 'Rebirth' feeling ever so slightly darker in tone and more in line with an album like Helloween's 'The Dark Ride' or even 2007's 'Gambling With The Devil' album, just a slightly darker sound to me, Which i dont mind it just kinda supprised me, in songs like SPREAD YOUR FIRE and the brilliant ANGELS AND DEMONS the tone of the guitars i feel is a little bit heavier and sound a lot like Helloween, there are some incredible songs on this album like the cheesy but powerfull ballad WISHING WELL or the epic of the album THE SHADOW HUNTER thses songs really prove that Angra still have that catchy songwriting ability that made 'Rebirth' so good in the first place just with someting added;

Deus Le Voit Intro Spread Your Fir - 8/10 Angels And Demons - 9/10 Waiting Silence - 8/10 Wishing Well - 9/10 Temple Of Hate -7/10 The Shadow Hunter - 9/10 No Pain For The Dead - 7/10 Winds Of Destination - 7/10 Sprouts Of Time - 8/10 Morning Star - 7/10 Late Redemption - 7/10 Gate XIII - 7/10

My Conclusion? as you can tell i just didnt enjoy it as much as Rebirth, dunno what it was maybe it was the length, still dont let that put you off it, well over half of these tracks are worth going out and buying this album stright away.

FarBeyondProg | 4/5 |

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