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4 stars Brazilian Prog Metal band Ansata has in Crux Ansata (2008) their debut album. And a quite impressive one. The band brings elements from bands like Symphony X, Angra and sometimes even a bit of Nightwish (on the right dose) in their sound but with a strong personality.

The track one is in fact a mini suite in 3 parts: 'Crux Ansata'. Part 1 is heavy and fast and Malagueta, the singer, made me think about Russell Allen. Part 2 starts acoustic but soon changes while Part 3 is somber and dark.

'Infinitive' is a good tracks that open the doors to the best track in the album 'Choices', great chorus. 'Lord Of The Dead' keeps the high quality of the album and 'Forces' closes the heavy bit for a moment for it's time for a ballad. 'Sands Of Time' it's a quite impressive ballad but the band is better in the heavy bits, just like the Hard Rock of 'Above Them All'. 'Misty Fate' closes the album with a great guitar solo but in general it's a weak track to close this great album.

In general the band began their path in music VERY well, unfortunatelly the band is taking too much time to release the second album that is almost done. In time, while you wait, you can download this album and also their single in the website (

ProgShine | 4/5 |


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