Asa de Luz

The Link

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Seemingly this band has a strong connection with Sagrado Coração da Terra, because practically every member of that band played as a guest on their first release. This second effort is not that different; it contains several guest musicians, including members of Sagrado. After the first songs on The Link, listeners may notice that this is a strong album of neo-progressive rock with symphonic moments. The more gentle songs, such as "The Distance" and "Memories of a Great Love," are reminiscent of Sagrado Coração da Terra's work, which is not surprising as there are definite similarities in various aspects of the sound, such as the alternate male/female (sometimes operatic) vocals, violin playing, symphonic arrangements, and Baroque references. The majority of the lyrics are in English and there is only one track in Portuguese ("Canção Perdida," which has a great guitar solo dueling with electric violin). As with Sagrado, the lyrics deal with reflections on the human condition, attitudes, and relationships.

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