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Release date: 11 August 2010
Style: Progressive power metal

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7.4 | 178 votes

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01. Viderunt Te Aquæ
02. Arising Thunder
03. Awake From Darkness
04. Lease Of Life
05. The Rage Of The Waters
06. Spirit Of The Air
07. Hollow
08. A Monster In Her Eyes
09. Weakness Of A Man
10. Ashes
11. Lease Of Life [new mixing][Japanese bonus]

[limited digipack edition bonus compilation CD]
01. Nova Era
02. Rebirth
03. Hunters and Prey
04. Spread Your Fire
05. Waiting Silence
06. The Course of Nature
07. Salvation: Suicide

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Release dates:

Japan - August 11th
Brazil - August 17th
Europe - September 24th
Russia - September 29th
North America - October 5th

Guest review by
R Lewis

Rating:
8.2
I'm afraid this won't help me winning much sympathy, but I have to be honest: I never really liked Angra. And that always seemed strange to me, because they seem to represent one of the biggest worldwide expressions of power metal. When I listened to the album which should be, according to the ratings, their masterpiece, Temple Of Shadows, my expectations were sky-high. But, despite repeated listens, I couldn't go further than an unexpected 6. I didn't find anything particularly bad, I just couldn't notice anything better than average. Now, you can freely hate me.

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published 14.01.2013 | Comments (9)

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JÄY - 09.04.2010 at 21:12  
  Self-producing (aka will be delayed)
but i dont care! great albums take time...
LeoBozzano - 02.05.2010 at 18:35  
  Angra is the best! Brazil Heavy metal!!!
x-avier - 29.06.2010 at 19:00  
  Their rebirth world tour album is just out of this world. One band I need to see LIVE!!!
SexyCat_1113 - 09.07.2010 at 17:59  
Rating: 6 So hopeful album£¡
x-avier - 20.07.2010 at 19:28  
  The new song is excellent!
EmeraldSword - 23.07.2010 at 18:39  
Rating: 4 Still unsure after hearing the single "Arising Thunder" but I'm keeping my fingers crossed it's like "Temple of Shadows" with the Aqua theme it has going about Shakespeare's "Tempest" I'm really stoked about this one... late September can't come soon enough.
Kib Thanyarath - 27.07.2010 at 02:02  
Rating: 7 Out in Japan August 11st, so early.
Kib Thanyarath - 16.08.2010 at 18:02  
Rating: 7 I just got my Japanese version cd. nothing sounds like Arising Thunder on this album. that song might probably be the only Power Metal song, others are much more Prog. definitely more prog then ever before. pretty cool album, it'll grow on u!
JÄY - 17.08.2010 at 01:06  
 
Written by Kib Thanyarath on 16.08.2010 at 18:02

I just got my Japanese version cd. nothing sounds like Arising Thunder on this album. that song might probably be the only Power Metal song, others are much more Prog. definitely more prog then ever before. pretty cool album, it'll grow on u!


A agree...quite proggy. very mellow... but whats with bands releasing a song early that doesnt reflect the rest of the album AT ALL?
Kib Thanyarath - 17.08.2010 at 07:03  
Rating: 7 XD i feel the same.
BlankFile - 19.08.2010 at 20:44  
Rating: 8 I heard the album about 6 or 7 times by now, the Japanease version. And all i can say is "Aqua" is one of the best releases of the decade in Power/Progressive Metal and the best of 2010 by far. I agree with the users that say Arising Thunder is a bit deceiving, when compared to the rest of the songs of the album. But the whole album is spectacular, creative and sentimental.
Shadowcross - 23.08.2010 at 20:08  
Rating: 10 Really great album, growing on me steadily! great work Angra!
x-avier - 24.08.2010 at 01:01  
  GREAT WORK ANGRA!! a lot better than aurora conserguos and growing on me as temple of shadows did. Far more prog and I dont know everything the riffs the melodies the drums everything is pretty dam cool
Warrior_Of_Ice - 24.08.2010 at 05:07  
  Temple of Shadows is still their best work IMO. Havent listened to this one enough to pass judgement yet
Ag Fox - 28.08.2010 at 01:11  
Rating: 7 The middle part of the album is very strong, but the beginning is a bit cheesy and the last bit is just not engaging enough (I wandered off)
Metal Guardian - 10.09.2010 at 15:42  
Rating: 8
Written by Ag Fox on 28.08.2010 at 01:11

The middle part of the album is very strong, but the beginning is a bit cheesy and the last bit is just not engaging enough (I wandered off)

Agree. After the middle part it just become better and better, especially the last part.
farfaramir - 13.09.2010 at 03:50  
Rating: 5 Mediocre.
MeTalRea|istiK - 19.09.2010 at 07:45  
Rating: 9 The best progpower band in the world!!come to wacken plz!!i love to see u guys live!!this album is saviour of angra legacy..the right word to describe it..ANGRA IS COME BACK..
Tursti - 19.09.2010 at 12:02  
  I wwwwant this album.
EmeraldSword - 25.09.2010 at 00:51  
Rating: 4
Written by Warrior_Of_Ice on 24.08.2010 at 05:07

Temple of Shadows is still their best work IMO. Havent listened to this one enough to pass judgement yet


Agreed. I was kinda let down by this one. I was keen on seeing a similar release to Temple of Shadows after they announced the "Tempest" concept theme for the album. Lead singer didn't seem into it as much as previous work in Angra. I'm keeping my spirits high for the upcoming Almah now.
Dino - 26.09.2010 at 03:33  
  This album is great!!!
opeth771 - 29.09.2010 at 18:25  
  This is by far their worst album. Angra will never be the same without Aquiles!
Kalmari - 08.10.2010 at 15:33  
Rating: 8 Amazing album, did take a couple of spins though. Best songs: The Rage Of The Waters, Spirit Of The Air, Hollow
renai - 19.10.2010 at 06:23  
Rating: 8 Quite a nice albums, one of the best in 2010 for sure.
Fat & Sassy! - 03.11.2010 at 23:21  
Rating: 6
Written by Kib Thanyarath on 16.08.2010 at 18:02

I just got my Japanese version cd. nothing sounds like Arising Thunder on this album. that song might probably be the only Power Metal song, others are much more Prog. definitely more prog then ever before. pretty cool album, it'll grow on u!


Like... Holy Land kinda prog? o_o
ApolloFC - 17.11.2010 at 09:49  
  I like most of this new album..almost tempted to say all of it.
Kalmari - 28.11.2010 at 22:05  
Rating: 8 I'm suprised it got 7,6 when aurora got 8 which I think doesn't come even close this album.
farfaramir - 08.12.2010 at 19:39  
Rating: 5
Written by Kalmari on 28.11.2010 at 22:05

I'm suprised it got 7,6 when aurora got 8 which I think doesn't come even close this album.

That's a matter of opinion. In fact, (IMO) it must be the worst album in Angra history.
Kalmari - 08.12.2010 at 22:00  
Rating: 8
Written by farfaramir on 08.12.2010 at 19:39

Written by Kalmari on 28.11.2010 at 22:05

I'm suprised it got 7,6 when aurora got 8 which I think doesn't come even close this album.

That's a matter of opinion. In fact, (IMO) it must be the worst album in Angra history.

Yeah, but I'm wandering why do you guys think it's the worst?
IMO every song has different colors and the change from parts to another ones are made very smoothly, the compositions are amazing! (You can have beautiful melodies and heavy parts in the same songs, for example Hollow) Also the concept is great, and the lyrics are well made about The Tempest. The only thing that keeps me from giving a 10 is that the production of drums and vocals isn't that great.

Aurora Consurgens however sounded more technical and boring. There was a almost routine like feeling of composing songs, just gluing parts together.
farfaramir - 08.12.2010 at 22:42  
Rating: 5
Written by Kalmari on 08.12.2010 at 22:00

Written by farfaramir on 08.12.2010 at 19:39

Written by Kalmari on 28.11.2010 at 22:05

I'm suprised it got 7,6 when aurora got 8 which I think doesn't come even close this album.

That's a matter of opinion. In fact, (IMO) it must be the worst album in Angra history.

Yeah, but I'm wandering why do you guys think it's the worst?
IMO every song has different colors and the change from parts to another ones are made very smoothly, the compositions are amazing! (You can have beautiful melodies and heavy parts in the same songs, for example Hollow) Also the concept is great, and the lyrics are well made about The Tempest. The only thing that keeps me from giving a 10 is that the production of drums and vocals isn't that great.

Aurora Consurgens however sounded more technical and boring. There was a almost routine like feeling of composing songs, just gluing parts together.

Well, the production is bad for starting :/... I don't have a good english to explain it, but there is a problem with the sound of the guitars and the drums. It totally destroyed the album for me.
But generally, the production shouldn't be a factor, so there is another problem with the melodies. There is not a single memorable melody I can remember, specially if we talk about "Arasing Thunder"(that was supposed to be one of their best). The best song in the album is "Lust for life", good song BTW, but it's not enough.
And others instruments (like strings, or Piano) doesn't fit in the composition like in others albums (Like in Temple of Shadows), that was one of the biggest goals in all angra albums but in this one seems to fail. Maybe it has something to do with the production.
It's not a horrible album, but as Angra is an excellent band, you demand more for them.
About the Lyrics and the concept, is very well done (point for this album), not as good as in temple of shadow, but good anyway.

The other thing is that the last song in the album doesn't have energy (not only the last, but all of them).
About Aurora Consurgens, I don't know, it had a lot of catchy melodies and good drumming, it's not an excelent album either but it still have a lot of Angra on it. Not like this one.

I think it has something to do with the fact you expect a lot from this band, and two "Not that good albums" generally affects the last one more in its rating that the first mediocre album. (Like in Helloween, "Pink Bubbles go Ape" has a better rating than "Chamaleon" even when in my opinion, both are equally terrible XD).
farfaramir - 08.12.2010 at 22:43  
Rating: 5 I said "Last song" but I meaned "Last songs" ....
Kalmari - 09.12.2010 at 22:35  
Rating: 8 Okay, I can see your point but as you said, it's a matter of taste. I can also say that the production is a let down.
Prometheus - 01.09.2011 at 15:56  
Rating: 6 Really good but the others like rebirth and temple of shadows are better. i like this band it sounds a bit like dream theater
Evil Chip - 14.12.2012 at 22:53  
Rating: 7 "Lease of Life" is one of the most beautiful ballad written by Angra. However the album as awhole is really average except from some songs here and there. The beginning it's really uninspired IMO.
musicalkaratekid - 30.01.2013 at 19:51  
Rating: 7 Obviously a more progressive effort than any other albums by the band, Angra's latest album succeeds in most places yet slightly fails in some. Although the guitar solos are admittedly brilliant and sometimes even flying off the richter scale, they can be at time a bit uninspired, as on 'Weakness of a man'. The vocals are pretty good though, and the songwriting compositions really work well as usual.

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