Angra - Fireworks
Melodic Heavy Metal
10 songs (57'33)
Release year: 1998
Angra, SPV
Reviewed by LdLc

After the much appreciated FREEDOM CALL and HOLY LAND comes Angra's latest album FIREWORKS.

Particular attention was given to the sound of this new album, produced and mixed by Chris Tsangarides and partialy recorded at Abbey Road Studio, in London. Well, believe me you can hear the result! Opinions about FIREWORKS are quite divided amongst Angra's fans: some see Angra at its best, others say they have lost a bit of the originality and the charm that made other albums, HOLY LAND for instance. But hey guys, this album rules! The whole band's play is great, mastered, and above all full of freedom. The album's pace is not very fast, but every song is enjoyable and has its own power.

Particular credit must be given tho the singer Andre Matos , who is amongst the best Heavy-Metal singer EVER, and who did a lot for this album (piano, keyboards, orchestral arrangements...)

FIREWORKS is quite a balanced album, lots of mid-tempo, some ballads, and some more aggresive songs; but from the beginning to the end it remains Angra.

It is realy a must-buy for Heavy-Metal lovers, and also for those out there who play music! Believe me, the band's play, be it vocal, guitar, bass or drums, is simply amazing... So if you like powerfull Heavy-Metal with killer riffs and vocals, do not hesitate, BUY this album!

A few words to say that ANGRA has just splitted , leaving Rafael and Kiko (the two guitarists)with the name "ANGRA", and Andre, Luis and Ricardo alone. The reason of the split appears to be management problems. Rumors said that Rafael and Kiko have found a new singer and will carry on as Angra. But let me tell you, this will NEVER be like before..Just think of songs like Make Believe, Carry On, Nothing To Say, Z.I.T.O...without Andre, Luis and Ricardo..I don.t know what it will be, but it won't be Angra...

Killing Songs :
Wings of Reality, Lisbon, Metal Icarus, Speed
LdLc quoted 92 / 100
Chris quoted 82 / 100
Other albums by Angra that we have reviewed:
Angra - Ømni reviewed by Goat and quoted 70 / 100
Angra - Secret Garden reviewed by Goat and quoted 80 / 100
Angra - Aqua reviewed by Kyle and quoted 92 / 100
Angra - Holy Land reviewed by Kyle and quoted 94 / 100
Angra - Aurora Consurgens reviewed by Andrew and quoted 95 / 100
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