Holy Land is a 1996 metalconcept album by Angra. Its theme is centered around the Brazilian land by the time it was discovered in the 16th century, as depicted in the art surrounding the album release. Once fully opened, the cover illustration turns out to be an old 15th-century map. Title track "Holy Land" contains many indigenous and folkloric influences taken from Brazilian music, but also includes classical arrangements symbolizing Europe at the time.
The opening CD track "Crossing" features a rendition of O Crux Ave by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. The following songs tell of life in the "holy land" prior to its colonization by the Portuguese and subsequent changes Brazil underwent upon their arrival.