ARTIST:

ANGRA

(BRAZIL)
TITLE:

AURORA CONSURGENS

(2006)
LABEL:

SPV STEAMHAMMER

GENRE:

MELODIC METAL

TAGS:
""Aurora Consurgens" is an excellent album, less direct than "Temple Of Shadows", but more homogeneous and shorter, that should allow Angra not only to keep a place apart in the metal scene but also to hope to win new listeners."
NOISE (07.11.2006)  
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"Aurora Consurgens" is the sixth album of the Brazilian band Angra, a group that is no longer to be presented. With a rather mysterious title that could be translated as "The Dawn Rise", Angra offers once again a concept album - we will speak here more easily about general themes - which owes its name to a work of Saint Thomas Aquinas who lived in the 13th century. It deals with mental disorders and personality problems. Angra has therefore embarked on an ambitious project, but the confidence that the Brazilian band has shown over the last few years may allow him to take on such a challenge. 

Musically speaking, the band has chosen a more direct way than the one used on their previous album. Indeed, while the Brazilian flair and progressive elements are still present, the tone is much heavier.

The album aims to be very diversified and presents itself as a real collective effort. Each protagonist has brought his own stone to the edifice making the content very solid. The guitar parts of Loureiro and Bittencourt are complex without being tiring with an omnipresent melodic research, the drums of Aquiles Priester are of a remarkable accuracy and the vocals of Edu Falaschi is once again excellent... Knowing how to modulate his voice is a major asset in front of the pack of melodic speed metal bands.

Angra offers us 10 very rich tracks. Few immediate compositions à la Nothing to say, (Holy land) but a panel of what the band knows how to do best between Heavy, Prog and Brazilian folklore. The first track "The Course of nature" after a tribal intro is the most surprising with its almost thrash side, very unusual for the band. Afterwards, we navigate between heavy speed with the excellent "The Voices Commanding You" and its chorus or "Salvation Suicide" and slower tracks full of feeling such as "Ego painted grey" or the superb "So near so far", a splendid ballad with strong Brazilian accents. It's this kind of track a little bit apart that really makes Angra's strength.

In the end, the band signs an excellent album, less direct than "Temple Of Shadows", but more homogeneous and shorter, thus reinforcing the impact of the compositions. This "Aurora Consurgens" should allow them not only to keep a place apart in the metal scene but also to hope to win new listeners.


More informations on http://www.angra.net/





TRACK LISTING:
01. The Course Of Nature
02. The Voice Commanding You
03. Ego Painted Grey
04. Breaking Ties
05. Salvation: Suicide
06. Window To Nowhere
07. So Near So Far
08. Passing By
09. Scream Your Heart Out
10. Abandoned Fate

LINEUP:
Aquiles Priester: Batterie
Eduardo Falaschi: Chant
Felipe Andreoli: Basse
Kiko Loureiro: Guitares
Rafael Bittencourt: Guitares
   
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