Aqua (Angra album)

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Aqua
Studio album by Angra
Released August 11, 2010 (Japan)
August 17, 2010 (Brazil)
Recorded February - May 2010
Genre Progressive metal, power metal, heavy metal
Label JVC/Victor, SPV/Steamhammer
Producer Angra, Brendan Duffey and Adriano Daga
Angra chronology
Aurora Consurgens
(2006)
Aqua
(2010)

Aqua is the seventh full-length studio album by Brazilian progressive/power metal band Angra. It was released on August 11, 2010 and August 17, 2010 in Japan and Brazil, respectively.[1] It is their last recording to feature Edu Falaschi on lead vocals, and also their last studio album with drummer Ricardo Confessori.

Overview[edit]

The album features returning drummer Ricardo Confessori, who had left the band with Andre Matos and Luís Mariutti in 2000 and had been since then replaced by Aquiles Priester.

According to guitarist Rafael Bittencourt, the album was based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.[2] Bittencourt also states that:

Aqua was released through major labels internationally, but in Brazil the band decided to self-release it, so that they can keep control of everything related to the album, says vocalist Edu Falaschi.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [3]
Danger Dog [4] (4.75/5)
BW&BK [5] (7/10)
Black Wind Metal 4.5/5 stars[6]

Tracklist[edit]

Standard version (Brazil and Europe)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Viderunt Te Aquae"     Rafael Bittencourt 1:00
2. "Arising Thunder"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:52
3. "Awake from Darkness"   Felipe Andreoli Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Rafael Bittencourt 5:54
4. "Lease of Life"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi 4:34
5. "The Rage of the Waters"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt, Ricardo Confessori and Felipe Andreoli 5:34
6. "Spirit of the Air"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 5:23
7. "Hollow"   Felipe Andreoli Felipe Andreoli, Rafael Bittencourt 5:30
8. "A Monster in Her Eyes"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt 5:15
9. "Weakness of a Man"   Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt 6:12
10. "Ashes"   Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro 5:05

Standard version (Japan)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Viderunt Te Aquae"     Rafael Bittencourt 1:01
2. "Arising Thunder"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:52
3. "Awake from Darkness"   Felipe Andreoli Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Rafael Bittencourt 5:55
4. "Lease of Life"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi 4:34
5. "The Rage of the Waters"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt, Ricardo Confessori and Felipe Andreoli 5:43
6. "Spirit of the Air"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 5:23
7. "Hollow"   Felipe Andreoli Felipe Andreoli, Rafael Bittencourt 5:31
8. "A Monster in Her Eyes"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt 5:16
9. "Weakness of a Man"   Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt 6:13
10. "Ashes"   Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro 5:12
11. "Lease of Life" (different remix) Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi 5:34

Double digipack limited edition[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Viderunt Te Aquae""     Rafael Bittencourt 1:01
2. "Arising Thunder"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:52
3. "Awake from Darkness"   Felipe Andreoli Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Rafael Bittencourt 5:55
4. "Lease of Life"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi 4:34
5. "The Rage of the Waters"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt, Ricardo Confessori and Felipe Andreoli 5:43
6. "Spirit of the Air"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 5:23
7. "Hollow"   Felipe Andreoli Felipe Andreoli, Rafael Bittencourt 5:31
8. "A Monster in Her Eyes"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt 5:16
9. "Weakness of a Man"   Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt 6:13
10. "Ashes"   Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro 5:12

Disc 2 (Bonus disc: Edu Falaschi Era)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Nova Era"   Rafael Bittencourt, Felipe Andreoli Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:52
2. "Rebirth"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt, Kiko Loureiro 5:15
3. "Hunters and Prey"   Rafael Bittencourt Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt, Edu Falaschi, Aquiles Priester 6:29
4. "Spread Your Fire"   Rafael Bittencourt Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:25
5. "Wating Silence"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt, Kiko Loureiro 4:55
6. "The Course of Nature"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:31
7. "Salvation: Suicide"   Rafael Bittencourt Kiko Loureiro 4:22

LP[edit]

Side one[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Viderunt Te Aquae""     Rafael Bittencourt 1:01
2. "Arising Thunder"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:52
3. "Awake from Darkness"   Felipe Andreoli Edu Falaschi, Felipe Andreoli and Rafael Bittencourt 5:55
4. "Lease of Life"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi 4:34

Side two[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
5. "The Rage of the Waters"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt, Ricardo Confessori and Felipe Andreoli 5:43
6. "Spirit of the Air"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 5:23
7. "Hollow"   Felipe Andreoli Felipe Andreoli, Rafael Bittencourt 5:31

Side three[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
8. "A Monster in Her Eyes"   Rafael Bittencourt Rafael Bittencourt 5:16
9. "Weakness of a Man"   Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt 6:13
10. "Ashes"   Kiko Loureiro Kiko Loureiro 5:12

Side four (bonus tracks)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Nova Era"   Rafael Bittencourt, Felipe Andreoli Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:52
2. "Spread Your Fire"   Rafael Bittencourt Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:25
3. "The Course of Nature"   Edu Falaschi Edu Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:31

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anime Friends - Successful Performance". Angra's official website. 23 July 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Angra: New Album Details Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 5 July 2010. Archived from the original on 13 August 2010. Retrieved 29 July 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1956531
  4. ^ "Music Review : Angra Aqua :: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock :: CD Album Music Review : Craig Hartranft". Dangerdog.com. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  5. ^ bravewords.com. "> Hardwares > ANGRA - Aqua". Bravewords.com. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 
  6. ^ "Review: Aqua". Black Wind Metal. Retrieved 4 August 2011.