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4.08 | 209 ratings

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5 stars After "Angels Cry" I was ready to get disappointed by Angra's next album...well, when "Holy Land" was released I couldn't have been more astonished!! It's hard to make up one's mind to know which of them is better...

Angels Cry's style is more heavy-metal oriented, whereas Holy Land adds brazilian elements to it (there's even an excerpt of an Hermeto Paschoal song in one of the tracks!) and makes use of more complex musical structures. Which of course is no guarantee that people will like it, for it may sound too weird for those who aren't used to this...but then again, it might also sound as something extremely creative and beautiful. The highlight is definitely the song Carolina IV, a 10-minute epic that mixes heavy metal, typical brazilian percussion and classical music, with perfect transitions and harmony between those radically different styles. A must, in my opinion...

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