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TEMPLE OF SHADOWS

Angra

 

Progressive Metal

4.15 | 251 ratings

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AtLossForWords
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2 stars Sixty six minutes of missing time. I don't find this to be a particularly good release. In the booklet, the band states that the following is a concept album about a knight named Shadow. I really didn't pick up on the concept by just reading the lyrics or listening to the album. When I listen to this album it doesn't really make an impression on me.

The album is more Power Metal than Progressive Metal, but even for Power Metal standards, I don't find anything particularly good about this album.

The vocals are bad for a Power Metal standard, so natrually they aren't any better for Prog stands. Edu Falaschi doesn't show a diverse range or a natrual tone of voice. The vocals are much more of a distraction than an addition to the music. He's not off key, but he's much more dissonant than most vocalists are of this genre. Not a very good vocal performance.

The guitars can shread, but other than the short Spainish motifs, there isn't much diversity on this album. It's distorted guitar tones almost start to finsih, the tone gets quite repeatative. The harmonies are particularly boring and fail to excite or intrest the listener.

The bass is nice where it gets it's moments, but it's inconsistent throughout the album. I can't exactly say I liked the perfomance, but I can't say it was bad either.

The drums are fast, and that is all I have to say about them.

The production is typical for a larger budget album. The sound isn't bad, but it isn't exactly innovative. There isn't an aspect of the sound that makes me want to be like "yeah I want to listen to that Angra album. The production isn't great, but it isn't exactly poor. it is boring.

AtLossForWords | 2/5 |

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