Almah fea. Edu Falaschi
Release date: March 3rd 2007
Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Style: Power Metal
Rating: 50/100
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: February 4th 2007

Almah 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.

I 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.

A 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 me.