has been out for some time in South America, and now AFM Records has
decided to unleash it upon us Europeans... I wish I could say that
it was a wise decision, but I can't!
This is current Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi's first solo album, and
he has decided to call it Almah and call in some well known
musicians to help him out: Casey Grillo (drums, Kamelot), Emppu
Vuorinen (guitars, Nightwish) and Lauri Porra (bass, Stratovarius).
He has produced, written and arranged the album himself and is off
course handling the vocals as well.
am not sure if the songs are left-overs that did not fit the Angra
mould, or something he just had to get off his chest? No matter what
his motives are I must admit that this is not a very convincing
album at all - the songs are not overly exiting and Edu has sounded
better on all Angra albums. Especially the guitar work sounds plain
dull and uninspired on this album.
pointless release in my book, but I am sure many Angra fans will buy
this album anyhow - so be warned, this is only a decent album! Only
"Take Back Your Spell", "Children of Light", "Golden Empire" and the
title track are above average and convincing - not enough to impress