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Release Year: 1998

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1999 CD SPV 18480
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 5/24/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 12/12/2015 1:30:00 AM by: DBSilver
  1. Wings of Reality
  2. Petrified Eyes
  3. Lisbon
  4. Metal Icarus
  5. Paradise
  6. Mystery Machine
  7. Fireworks
  8. Extreme Dream
  9. Gentle Change
  10. Speed

Bonus Track:

  1. Rainy Nights

Andre Matos
Vocals, Piano, Keyboards

Kiko Loureiro

Rafael Bittencourt

Luis Mariutti

Ricardo Confessori

Reviewed by Nuno on 01 Dec 2000

While maintainig some of the particularities that made them a success case in the prog & metal world, Angra find it reasonable to experiment new approaches with this Fireworks.
The album gets to have less ethnical moves than its two predecessors, but the orchestrations are still here, and also the powerfull arrangements.
Andre Matos vocals are improved and the band experience a more edgy metallic sound in its whole. Do some people find this to be a step back in their quality?? cannot say that when you really listen carefully to this album, because in terms of musicianship it may well be their best effort yet.
Ok, so people will probably like more the ethnical elements that made them known to the metal community, and yes, proggers may find this album less prog and more heavy; but i stand faithfull to my idea, this is a great power metal album, with sprinkles of very tastefull progressive stuff.
Let's be fair, the path that they were building was becoming a little washed out and, congratulations on Angra, they were able to understand that and ride on in great style.