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3.32 | 31 ratings | 4 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Freedom Call (5:04)
2. Queen Of The Night (remix version) (4:42)
3. Reaching Horizons (5:08)
4. Stand Away (Orchestral version) (4:37)
5. Painkiller (remix version) (6:03)
6. Deep Blue (Edit Version) (3:55)

Total Time: 29:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Andre Matos / vocals, piano and keyboards
- Kiko Loureiro / guitars
- Rafael Bittencourt / guitars
- Luis Mariutti / bass
- Ricardo Confessori / drums

Releases information

Label: Rising Sun Productions/Lucretia Records

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ANGRA Freedom Call ratings distribution

(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
Good, but non-essential (48%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

ANGRA Freedom Call reviews

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Review by jampa17
3 stars On the nostalgic side of things.

André Matos is a musician who has a lot of taste in doing nostalgic moody rock pieces. Even in the heavy phrases, he brings out some dark feeling and a lot of strong emotions through his songs, and that's what you will find in this EP, some kind of an extended version of the mythic Holy Land, an impressive album. Matos is kind of the Kevin Moore enigmatic "depressive" moody person, but his songwriting is wonderful.

The songs are remixed/edited and there are new ones as well. For me, The Queen of the Night is the song of the album. While I like more the LP version, this one is very dynamic and fresh, and it retains the good amount of sense and soul that Angra manage to have during that early days.

The new songs are Freedom Call, a good and strong song, very in the route of regular Angra. The other is Reaching Horizons, a beautiful ballad with great arrangements, without being outstanding, the song is good enough to flows through the album in a nice dark and mellow grove.

The other three songs are remixed, modified versions of songs already published. Nothing wrong with them, but nothing new or brilliant as well. Sure the fans of this era of Angra will be glad to rock out with Painkiller or aloud themselves to flow with the moody Deep Blue.

This is a good introduction to Angra, but the real worth material is in their formal studio albums Holy Land and Angels Cry. 3 stars for the good quality of the songs, but nothing really outstanding in the overall.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Interesting Ep from Angra, Brazilian Prog Metal band. This Ep present 6 songs, 5 originals and 1 is a Judas Priest cover ("Painkiller"). The stat is with title-track, "Freedom Call", a good melodic Power metal song with good arrangements. "Queen Of The Night" is presented here in a remixed ve ... (read more)

Report this review (#397246) | Posted by 1967/ 1976 | Thursday, February 10, 2011 | Review Permanlink

4 stars When I first knew about this EP, I thought "OK, another Angra's EP, nothing to expect, not too much!" Well, I was wrong! The first "Freedom Call" introduces a prog-metal climate mixing guitar riffs and clean tones with orquestrations. The second one "Queen of the night" shows ANGRA's unique mu ... (read more)

Report this review (#9704) | Posted by | Friday, January 21, 2005 | Review Permanlink

2 stars The only interesting track on this EP is the strong title track. The rest are a couple of early tracks that mostly would appeal to hardcore fans and another couple of good tracks but already available on earlier releases. There is also a a Judas Priest cover, Painkiller, that adds nothing to t ... (read more)

Report this review (#9703) | Posted by Prosciutto | Friday, December 31, 2004 | Review Permanlink

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