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Angra - Temple Of Shadows

8.7 | 660 votes |
Release date: 6 September 2004
Style: Progressive power metal


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01. Deus Le Volt!
02. Spread Your Fire [feat. Sabine Edelsbacher]
03. Angels And Demons
04. Waiting Silence
05. Wishing Well
06. The Temple Of Hate [feat. Kai Hansen]
07. The Shadow Hunter
08. No Pain For The Dead [feat. Sabine Edelsbacher]
09. Winds Of Destination [feat. Hansi Kürsch]
10. Sprouts Of Time
11. Morning Star
12. Late Redemption [feat. Milton Nascimento]
13. Gate XIII

Top 20 albums of 2004: 12

Eduardo "Edu" Falaschi - vocals
Kiko Loureiro - guitars, keyboards
Rafael Bittencourt - guitars, backing vocals
Aquiles Priester - drums
Felipe Andreoli - bass

Session musicians
Zeca Loureiro - backing vocals
Rita Maria - backing vocals

Guest musicians
Sabine Edelsbacher - vocals
Milton Nascimento - vocals
Kai Hansen - vocals
Hansi Kürsch - vocals
Sílvia Góes - piano
Douglas Las Casas - percussion
Yaniel Matos - cello
Tito Falaschi - backing vocals
Dennis Ward - backing vocals
Michael "Miro" Rodenberg - additional keyboards

Additional info
Guest musicians:

Fábio Laguna - Keyboards
Milton Nascimento
Kai Hansen (Gamma Ray)
Sabine Edelsbacher (Edenbridge)
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)

Staff review by
I'm a fan of Angra, since the beginning and I must admit that their "split" if I can use this word was a really big disappointment for me. Their first album through the new area of the band "Rebirth" wasn't a good one for me, not because of the new musicians, but it was just uncoloured in comparison of the others albums of the band. But on the other hand, I totally understand that it's not easy to release a great and amazing album just after a real turnover in the line-up of a band. Then, I was waiting a lot this new album "Temple Of Shadows", and damn that's totally different... Yeah I must say it, this time I just took a big good nice kick in my ass… "Temple Of Shadows" is just an amazing and beautiful album…

published 06.12.2004 | Comments (20)

Guest review by
Sometimes I should eat my own words. Why do I go talking about an album being the best? Because I believed nothing could prove me wrong. When you love a song or album so much nothing can make you change. And I thought I wasn't going to change.

I did. Well, maybe I will. Because even I said Voimasta Ja Kunniasta was the best metal album, or at least the one I loved the most, now I may change my opinion. This, my friends, is the best metal album. Or maybe I just should stop talking shit and just say that any album I rate as perfect (you won't find a lot of them) can be my favorite.

published 09.10.2006 | Comments (18)

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26.04.2010 - 23:18
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Fucking amazing!!

This is an impressive mixture of different sounds, styles and genres, even from outside the metal world
02.10.2010 - 02:28
Rating: 9

I love this album.
02.02.2011 - 16:52
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Why is it nearly all Angra albums need to be listened to like 20 times over before I hear the brilliance? I always originally loved this album, but am only now hearing how much of a masterpiece it is.
02.02.2011 - 17:47
Rating: 10
Angelic Storm
This is simply, one of my all time fave albums from any genre, and up there with early Helloween as far as classicness goes.

While Helloween basically created the genre, with the first 3 albums. With Temple Of Shadows, Angra turned the genre on it's head, and pushed the boundaries of it to unseen levels. Definitely a masterpiece in every sense of the word, and Angra's finest work.
24.03.2011 - 17:52
Rating: 10

My favourite power-album, ever. I can only recommend this musical journey.
05.11.2011 - 18:34
Rating: 10

I like a lot of power metal but this album never gets stale. Incredible songs.....
09.12.2011 - 22:27
Rating: 9
Metal slave
Damn this is so good! Angra are at their best when they're fast and more aggressive.
01.02.2012 - 02:34
Cuca Beludo
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Milton Nascimento sounds awesome in this album.
19.05.2012 - 05:07
First half of the album warrants a 10 for me as you can't find power metal better than this, second half however is not as good probably an 8. So overall a 9/10.
02.10.2012 - 01:46
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My favorite Angra album. This is undoubtedly their best effort!
14.12.2012 - 00:06
Rating: 9
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Great album from Brazil
30.01.2013 - 17:45
Rating: 9

Amazing album. I suppose the band were very ambitious and creative when recording this album, but fans of the band probably expected something even better than 'Rebirth' with this, and that's essentially what this album is, although not by that much. The guitar work is, as always, something to marvel at, the symphonic compositions and neo-classical influences are running their course throughout the album and even the vocals add something unique to the album itself. 'The shadow hunter' and 'Late redemption' are personal favourites from this album.
26.10.2013 - 19:18
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
Top 10 albums of all time...
15.11.2013 - 20:41
Rating: 10

Angra in one album, progressive, power and neoclassical metal just mixed in this one, the best album of Angra even better than before releases with Andre Matos, 7 years and i still loving this , is one of the best metal albums of all history even if you are not a fan of power metal music this one is a must have.
01.01.2014 - 22:39
Rating: 9

Great album
fuck shit up!
19.11.2014 - 06:15
Rating: 10
Stunning Cactus

The overall rating needs to be WAAAAY higher. Nothing but absolute quality and virtuosity on this masterpiece. Could eat Metallica's entire discography in one gulp.
>inb4 blah blah blah can't compare to Metallica blah blah blah
10.02.2016 - 00:21
Rating: 10
Mountain King
K i K o
I'm gonna comment again because I have to let it all out. All early favorites aside, this was the best band ever at one point and this IS the best album ever made. Vocally, guitars, solos, drums, bass, mood, diversity, adrenaline, story, concept, everything. This is the best album ever made by humans until today...
09.04.2016 - 22:40
Rating: 10

This is just so good...
11.10.2019 - 19:54
Rating: 10
The Sasquatch
This album is a genre defining album, absolutely one of the best power metal albums real esse in the 2000s, up there with Kamelot's Epica/Karma but IMO better. Although I don't like Edu as much as I like Matos, he just nails every song and the musicianship is top class.

This should be on everyone's list of essential listens for power metal.
02.09.2020 - 17:31
JoHn DoE

I haven't listened to this album in a rather long time. I will give it a listen soon.
I thought the two primary purposes for the internet were cat memes and overreactions.
25.08.2021 - 02:09
Rating: 10

This is a Masterpiece 2004 album so far!
Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!

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