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?? well...you 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.