The expectation of a second CD after the big success of Perto do Amanhecer in Europe was enough to stress out the entire band. Not abandoning their modern neo-prog essence, the band preferred an approximation of the '70s' school of progressive rock, and with this Apocalypse achieved an evolution: operatic vocal counterpoints, more elaborated arrangements, better-resolved themes, and more emotion. This features six songs, longer and again with Portuguese lyrics with spiritual themes such as life after death and reincarnation; the new theme of ecology is allied with the energy and lyricism of the quartet. The result is complex music (of course, you must expect no comparisons to King Crimson, for example) and rich, melodic tunes. Aurora dos Sonhos opened the doors for a new audience from new countries, especially in the Orient (Japan and Korea). This CD proves that, in fact, Apocalypse is one of the most representative bands of progressive rock from Brazil.
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AllMusic Review by Cesar Lanzarini