Who has missed a great mixture of melancholic but always optimistic power metal in the veins of the first three albums of ANGRA? VOCIFER from the same country, Brazil, present in their second album called “Jurupary”, an excellent perspective on how this music should sound nowadays.
The band takes the best ideas of its “Boiuna” debut into the next level by adding many progressive metal and several folklore elements to the classic power metal and the whole result sounds very rejuvenating. If this music was supposed to make you travel, sing, dance having in mind the maturity obtained from the mistakes of the past, and the flame to discover the future, VOCIFER give us the best soundtrack for this purpose.
The album’s philosophy is based on the 90s which means that everything is well-balanced and the production gives space to each and every instrument. So, here we don’t have that ultra-fast, ultra-fake power metal we usually see nowadays, but a romantic and down to earth power metal playing which lets the listener feel the music. The vocals also follow the same path; João Noleto avoids exaggerations by screaming his voice out, like many singers do believing that this is power metal, but prefers a sentimental approach, similar to the style of Andre Matos.
VOCIFER’s second album is an unbelievable surprise for the fans of power/progressive metal. Those who consider “Angel’s Cry” and “Holy Land” among the best albums of their collection, should be ready to place “Jurupary” proudly next to them.
“My senseless life…”