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Holy Land
Studio album by Angra
Released 1996
Recorded 1995
Genre Progressive power metal
Folk metal
Length 54:41
Label Gravadora Eldorado
Producer Charlie Bauerfeind and Sascha Paeth
Professional reviews
Angra chronology
Angels Cry
(1993)
Holy Land
(1996)
Fireworks
(1998)

Holy Land is a 1996 heavy-metal concept album by Angra. Its theme is centered around the Brazilian land by the time it was discovered in the 1500s, as depicted in the art surrounding the album relase. Once fully opened, the cover illustration turns out to be an old 15th-century map. Title track "Holy Land" contains many indian and folkloric influences taken from Brazilian music, but also includes classical arrangements symbolizing Europe at the time.

The opening CD track "Crossing" features a mass led 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.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Crossing" (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina) – 1:56
  2. "Nothing to Say" (music by Matos, Loureiro, Confessori; lyrics by Matos) – 6:22
  3. "Silence and Distance" (Matos) – 5:35
  4. "Carolina IV" (lyrics by Bittencourt, Matos; music by Angra) – 10:36
  5. "Holy Land" (Matos) – 6:26
  6. "The Shaman" (Matos) – 5:24
  7. "Make Believe" (music by Bittencourt, Matos; lyrics by Bittencourt) – 5:53
  8. "Z.I.T.O." (music by Loureiro, Bittencourt, Matos; lyrics by Bittencourt) – 6:04
  9. "Deep Blue" (Matos) – 5:49
  10. "Lullaby for Lucifer" (music by Loureiro, Bittencourt; lyrics by Bittencourt) – 2:40
  11. "Queen Of The Night" (Bonus Track) (lyrics by Bittencourt) - 4:37

Credits

Release information

Also released as limited edition DoCD longform digipack with bonus MCD "Live Acoustic at Fnac": 1. Angels Cry, 2. Chega de Saudade, 3. Never Understand.

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