Aurora Consurgens (album)

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Aurora Consurgens
Aurora consurgens.jpg
Studio album by Angra
Released October 30, 2006
Recorded House of Audio (Germany)
Via Musique Estúdios (Brazil)
Genre Power metal, speed metal, progressive metal
Length 50:48
Label Paradoxx Music / SPV
Producer Dennis Ward
Angra chronology
Temple of Shadows
(2004)
Aurora Consurgens
(2006)
Aqua
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Lords of Metal (8.5/10) [2]
About.com 3.5/5 stars [3]

Aurora Consurgens is an album by the power metal band Angra. It was released in October 2006 by Paradoxx Music in Brazil and SPV label Steamhammer in the rest of the world. This is the last album to feature drummer Aquiles Priester.

Description[edit]

The title comes from the medieval text of the same name attributed to Thomas Aquinas, which was later used by Carl Jung for relating dreams to the different states of mind. The album is not a concept album as Temple of Shadows was, but it rather focuses all lyrics on the different mental disturbances, such as suicide, schizophrenia, sociopathy, bipolar disorder, etc. The cover was also taken from an illustration of the Aurora consurgens book.

The album is heavier than its predecessors, although maintaining the regional influences, rhythms and arrangements that mark the band. The composition process involved all members this time, resulting in more diverse music.

The drums were recorded in House of Audio Studios in Germany under the production of Dennis Ward; the remaining members were recorded in "Via Musique" studios in São Paulo, Brazil, under the co-production of Thiago Bianchi (Karma and Shaman).

A single called "The Course of Nature" was released as a virtual single for download in the band's official website.

The Japanese edition of the album comes with a bonus track, "Out of This World", which was written in honor of the first Brazilian astronaut, Marcos Pontes. It features Rafael Bittencourt for the first time on the leading vocals.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "The Course of Nature" Edu Falaschi Falaschi, Kiko Loureiro 4:31
2. "The Voice Commanding You" Rafael Bittencourt Bittencourt 5:28
3. "Ego Painted Grey" Bittencourt Loureiro 5:38
4. "Breaking Ties" Felipe Andreoli Falaschi, Andreoli 3:30
5. "Salvation: Suicide" Bittencourt Loureiro 4:22
6. "Window to Nowhere" Bittencourt Loureiro 6:02
7. "So Near So Far" Loureiro Loureiro 7:09
8. "Passing By" Andreoli Andreoli 6:33
9. "Scream Your Heart Out" Loureiro Loureiro 4:26
10. "Abandoned Fate" Loureiro Loureiro 3:06

Bonus track (Japanese edition)[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
11. "Out of This World" Bittencourt Bittencourt 4:36

Personnel[edit]

An illustration of the Aurora consurgens book, depicting an hermaphrodite. This illustration was the basis for the album's cover

Guest musicians

  • Mauricio Alves - percussion
  • Fabrizio Di Sarno - keyboards & orchestral arrangements on #01, 02, 04, 08
  • Rita Maria - madrigal choirs on #02
  • Zeca Loureiro - madrigal choirs on #02
  • Patricia Zanzoti - madrigal choirs on #02

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