Angra
Cycles Of Pain


3.5
great

Review

by pizzamachine USER (618 Reviews)
November 4th, 2023 | 19 replies


Release Date: 11/03/2023 | Tracklist

Review Summary: more like cycles of music styles amirite

Let’s get it

In the first two tracks, one gets the impression that Angra were held at gunpoint to produce the best power metals in the lands. The impression is incredible. The band play with the fingers of gods as these old men they play instruments they play instruments with their bums with a knick knack paddywack give a dawg a riff. It’s impressive how sexy their playing is, showing that these dudes are still THE dudes to compete with. Dragonforce is jelly.

Yet, later on, the album is composed of plentiful ballads. I’m talking a lot of ballads, like oodles. Ballads are great, but if you expected full force, take-off-your-clothes (due to the velocity) power metal the entire time you will be sad. You will be sad because the album oozes classic rock as much as whip snap turtle power. You might say it drags or isn’t as unique as it could be. Two points negated from Griffindor!

Have no fear, Angra will not disappoint you whiners. The singer human can hit razor notes with an edgy voice that could topple mountains, and it sounds very nice. That vibrato is to die for, especially if you’re an old boomer. Add some sexy power chords and it raises dicks in agreed unison form, a spectacle from the audience that dazzles as much as the powerful riffs. Which one goes harder? Suffice to say that both are quite interesting, but I prefer cuddling my wifey and not fantasizing about dicks cuz I’m not a virgin. Smok’s mom knows this, but anywho.

I’m eating a hamburger right now, and if it could talk it would say this album pwns. It’s a very agreeable statement, like how my face contorts into a smile when I hear this album. Old school metal isn’t dead, it is here, and it is done well. If you don’t like ballads you’re missing out. If you don’t like old boomer singing you should respect your elders.

Conclusion
🐢🐢🐢🍕/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
DaveyMonsoon
November 4th 2023


898 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haven't heard all of their stuff yet but everything I have heard rules.

pizzamachine
November 4th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, they’re OG’s

rockarollacola
November 4th 2023


2123 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

This was kinda meh for me. It's one of those albums I can recognize is good, but it just doesn't land for me. Wanted to give it a 2.5, but that would insinuate it is of poor quality.

pizzamachine
November 4th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I get you for sure

Pikazilla
November 5th 2023


28995 Comments


does this prog

pizzamachine
November 5th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

It depends on your point of view

ToSmokMuzyki
November 6th 2023


9960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

looks like proop to me

rockarollacola
November 6th 2023


2123 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

"does this prog"



Progs too hard IMO

pizzamachine
November 6th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dats fair too

CaptainDooRight
November 6th 2023


134 Comments


super disappointed with this 😞

pizzamachine
November 6th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

😱dats bad

CaptainDooRight
November 7th 2023


134 Comments


I was expecting something that would surpass temple of shadows and have elements from their first two albums that gave that special feeling

pizzamachine
November 7th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The first couple tracks felt very special

cycosynner
November 7th 2023


139 Comments


"knick knack paddy wack give a dawg a riff"

I think I came.

pizzamachine
November 7th 2023


26525 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

m/

CaptainDooRight
November 8th 2023


134 Comments


yeah maybe I’ll revisit, just my initial impression

DaveyMonsoon
November 8th 2023


898 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"I was expecting something that would surpass temple of shadows and have elements from their first two albums that gave that special feeling"



To be fair, if you go into this expecting something even better than Temple or anything like their first few, then understandably you're going to be disappointed ah ha. On it's own though, it's a solid later-era Angra album.

nolo
November 9th 2023


4 Comments


The first paragraph has 'they play instruments' twice.

Otherwise great review, POS'd

ToSmokMuzyki
November 9th 2023


9960 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

thankfully was not proop



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