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FREEDOM CALL

Angra

 

Progressive Metal

3.27 | 25 ratings

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jampa17
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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.

jampa17 | 3/5 |

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