Review by Jason Ritchie

Vocalist Andre Matos rose to fame with Angra and Shaman and now for his debut album he utilises some ex-members from both bands as well. Produced by the legendary Roy Z this is as you would expect, well produced classy power/progressive metal although for me the album does lack a real killer tune to grab the listener from the off.

That said some interesting musical intros are used on a couple of songs – an eastern feel on ‘Rio’ and native American Indian chants on ‘Reason’, the latter then explodes into some monster riffs. Matos certainly has a great voice on him, able to switch form real lung busting passages to much more reflective, gentle vocals with ease.

The album for me just needs a little more quality in the songs as it can sound very generic in places. Mind you if you like Angra you will certainly have a ball with this album! ***½


About Janus

Janus Aureus is my recently-inaugurated personal blog (written in portuguese, but with some texts in english as well). Fiore Rouge is my old (but still very active - in fact, more than Janus :P) blog (I started it back in 2005). Mentalize is a fan-made website (since 2005). if you wish to contact me for any reason, visit my blog and leave a comment OR see email above (top left) - no, my name's not Andre - actually, I'm not even a guy! LOL Long story... O Janus Aureus é meu blog pessoal - escrito em português - ainda sem muito conteúdo, pois foi começado no final de dezembro de 2011. Já o Mentalize foi aberto em 2005 e está escrito em várias línguas *rs* Privilegio o uso do inglês ali porque o pessoal estrangeiro não tem muitas informações sobre o AM. Quem quiser entrar em contato comigo por qualquer motivo, deixe um comentário nos meus blogs ou use o email que está aí em cima à esquerda (e não, eu não sou o Andre - aliás, sou mulher!).

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