Angra – Storm of Emotions: A Video Breakdown

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No, not Ankla. Angra!

I don’t claim to know a lot about the Brazilian metal band Angra. My knowledge of them is pieced together from message board posts by “that one guy”. You know the guy I’m talking about. They’ll regale you with tales of having a beer with Jon Zazula from Megaforce Records and or the time he almost tried out for Savatage. No matter the subject, they manage to shoe-horn Angra in. If Angra can’t fit in, they’ll mention Running Wild.

The point (and I promise I’m trying to make one) is that Angra is a band that you may not find on your own, but their loyal fanbase is vocal enough to educate the metal masses. That’s a true testament to a band that has been around since the early 90’s without much mainstream exposure. Maybe their new video for “Storm of Emotions” off the album Secret Garden (Really? Huh. Alright.) out January 16th will be just the introduction you need to get in on the Angra train.


0:08: Slappity slappity slap slap slap!
0:12: I agree with your agreeing.
0:15: Triple slap attack!
0:20: Separately, the leather jacket, mullet, and mustache are powerless, but when their powers combine, they form Captain Angra!
0:34: Whoa, where ya going?
0:40: Oh hai!
0:45: These certainly are some “special” effects.
1:00: I hope all those leather jackets have giant Eight Balls on the back.
1:06: I always appreciate seeing the world from a sandwich’s point of view.
1:17: Commence Kaleidoscopic Prog Solo!
1:23: You also see the same thing after eating too much Alfredo sauce.
1:29: I’m getting a heavy “Weird Al” vibe right now.
1:33: Slap it like it owes you Brazilian Reals!
1:39: Drummers have gravity rolls, he’s got gravity guitaring.
1:48: Sorry, ladies. That left hand is married.
2:04: Triptykon can learn a thing or two about videos from Angra.
2:16: Hugs!
2:23: If you have that type of facial hair, you’re legally required to tie someone to train tracks.
2:42: Mike Portnoy weeps over that drum set.
2:46: Hugs…again!
2:53: Angra should promote their see-through abilities. They’d be a hit at parties.
3:07: Weeeeeeeeee!
3:17: He just walked through that cymbal. He’s a witch! Burn him!
3:28: Heck, AC/DC’s videos could learn a thing or two from Angra.
3:36: Bass hat trick.
3:44: Clearly no choreography needed.
4:01: One more slapping. For old time’s sake.
4:07: Come back, Angra! Come back!

So that was Angra and their new song “Storm of Emotions”. Pretty catchy, right? For those that are more experienced in all things Angra, what did you think? Did you like it? Did it meet or exceed expectations? Is the older stuff better? Please, teach us your ways and let us know all about Dan Swanö.

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  • Tyree

    Is Weird Al Yankovic in the banner picture?

  • Nordling Rites ov Kahlua

    This guy sang in Tolkki’s band. Or was it the former Angra vocalist? Anyways, there goes Angry for me.

    • The singer is Fabio, you dirty poser

      • Nordling Rites ov Kahlua

        So it was the one before, yes yes. Also, While Fabio may easily be the best thing in RoF, I flush that band with the exception of 3 songs.

      • Nordling Rites ov Kahlua

        I may have to try another song in hopes that it’s better than this. It would be good to hear Fabio in a good band.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Ahh Timo Tolkki. The only (?) willing recipient of onstage leg-urination.

      • Nordling Rites ov Kahlua

        Waht?

    • You’re thinking of Andre Matos, I think.

      • Nordling Rites ov Kahlua

        I was

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    Storm of Emoticons! 🙂 🙂 😀 :o) :] :3 :c) :> =] 8) =) :} :^) :っ)
    >:O :-O :O 😮 😮 8-0 O_O o-o O_o o_O o_o O-O
    >: >:/ :-/ :-. :/ : =/ = :L =L :S >.<
    (^^ゞ (^_^;) (-_-;) (~_~;) (・。・;) (・_・;) (・・;) ^^; ^_^; (#^.^#) (^ ^;)

    • you forgot 8——o

      GL

    • The Satan Ov Hell

      ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Gurptitude

      (´・ω・`)
      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Tyree

    Needs more Slappity slappity slap slap slap!

  • Did anyone else actually like the song or is it pretty much just me and Xan?

  • Guacamole Jim

    That 1 Guy you say?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHlDfejCHkc

    Okay, back to the article.

  • Renan Ribeiro

    I don’t care about Angra, at all.
    Sepultura and RDP are much more my jam.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Only Virgil Donati can play traditional grip in rock music and not look like a douche.

    • What about the dude from Pearl Jam bro?

      • Guacamole Jim

        Oh shit bro I forgot about him!! I’d let him bang me traditional grip, no homo tho

    • MoshOff

      Nick Pierce begs to differ.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEhxIBFO-j4

      • Guacamole Jim

        Dude. Phenomenal.

        But he wears his hat backwards and plays traditional… double whammy.

        • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

          Well, wearing your cap backwards has its benefits when playing live. It’s like a pseudo sweat band and, more than once, I’ve knocked my cap off my head with my sticks wearing it forward. CAP BACKWARDS – PRACTICAL AND FUNTIONAL.

          • Guacamole Jim

            CAP INDOORS = WHAT SUN BRO?

          • JWG

            True story: as a kid I developed an extreme photosensitivity as a random side effect of my medical condition (side note: it went away just as randomly and completely in my late teens).

            I felt really weird carrying a doctors note for all my classes letting them know that I had to wear a ballcap at all times and was not being rude.

            I should have started wearing other hats just to claim it was actually a fashion thing. I could have been a few decades ahead of the fedora fad. Or years behind the other one sparked by Indiana Jones, I guess.

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            Sheesh…

          • you can also look badass putting backwards while you throw your best pokémon!

  • Maik Beninton
  • Scrimm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    • Tyree

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONER!

      • Scrimm

        I wanted to go a lot longer but it cuts you off dammit.

        • Tyree

          Fucking Disqus.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      BOBBI JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEEEEE!!!

  • BLVKKBEVRD

    Young and in the Way & US Christmas playing in AV Saturday @ the Mothlight 9:30. Would like to see some of the crew there.

  • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

    Meanwhile, that Ankla album is awesome. I still jam it to this very day.

  • Warheart

    Maybe in the US they’re not mainstream, but in Latin America, Angra is insanely huge.

    • Yep, and also huge in Europe and Asia. They’ve stated multiple times
      that they’re never really gonna bother with trying to get an American
      audience, which is often the case with Latin American bands that are
      huge there (Tren Loco and Rata Blanca definitely come to mind. Oddly
      enough though, there were about 4000+ people when I saw Mago De Oz back
      in 2008).
      As for Brazilian rock/metal bands, Angra’s second only to Sepultura as far as sales.

      • Warheart

        Now that you mentioned it, it’s even crazier with Mago de Oz, at least in my country, they even went full mainstream by getting rotation in standard radio stations. I saw them the first time they came, and I remember at some point of the show I stumbled into a 40+ lady who was jumping around LOL, and she clearly wasn’t a straight metalhead. It was funny and weird.

  • Secret Garden? that’s like, really hard to get to in Shadow of the Colossus!

  • My favorite band for 10 years now! Definitely getting the new one!

  • BLVKKBEVRD

    Fellas, check out this product from work

    • My Livejournal name’s kling_klang_bed, oddly enough. And no, it’s not from Leaving Las Vegas or the name of Kraftwerk’s studio.

      • BLVKKBEVRD

        I dont know if I’m too nerdy or not enuff nerdy.

        • 104 here in Best Korea!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            Would you kill Michael McDonald if he arrived in Best Korea? He should go fuck himself with a giant cactus. His voice ruined The Doobie Brothers and his solo albums are atrocities, especially his covers album.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            What a fool believes.

          • KJM

            He did good work with Steely Dan.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I despise him due to the shitty albums he made with The Doobie Brothers. I like the Doobie Brothers but his albums with them sucked. At least he isn’t currently in the band which means I’ll see them at the county fair near me in August.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Along with fried snickers bars and diarrhea.

          • KJM

            I would go armed with Pepto Bismol.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            I have pig bile.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™
          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            My county fair makes the best food.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Better than Taco Bel or Del Taco?

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            It’s a different category altogether.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Liar

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I am not lying. I have different categories of food. They make the best carnival food. Taco Bell makes the best fast food. Burger King is the best fast food burger chain.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Taco Bell is carnival food.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            No they aren’t. You’re so mean to them and it makes me sad.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            ¯_(ツ)_/¯

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            🙁

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            ¯_(-.-)_/¯

            that’s me praying for you

          • Lacertilian

            Praying to whom?

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            The beer and weed gods.

          • Lacertilian

            Cannibeerus: Ancient Lord of Flvsh

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Would pray to/10

          • Lacertilian

            I’ve become more of a follower of Lord Whisk-ii these days.
            Still do some craft-brewing but the allure of the Islay & Highland single malts has swept over me.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            I offer prayers to their prophet, Liquorius ov Alkaholli.

          • more beer

            Taco Bell is food?????

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Carnival food, its the soda of food.

          • more beer

            All of that shit is nasty!

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            Except ginger ale

          • more beer

            Ginger ale with Wild Turkey 101 is delicious.

          • BLVKKBEVRD

            A man after my own heart.

          • I’d bring some Depends in case you don’t make it to the crowded PortaPotty. You won’t be the only one wearing them there, trust me!

          • He could be a nice guy. Also, it’s been 35 years. Might be time to let it go.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan

            I’ve heard he’s a dick. He writes catchy music but it’s soulless instead of soulful. I agree that I should let it go though. He did write some good songs for them.

          • Nobody dies here in Best Korea, EVER, remember? We’ll let you Americans keep him, thanks! And a nationwide tour of him, and his MCI commercial being played on every channel and website 24/7 as payback for The Interview!

  • BLVKKBEVRD
  • KJM

    Goodies from the ice box

  • Alex P.

    I’ve never been much able to appreciate the band’s music, although I know having seen some live footage and being quite a fan of Kiko Loureiro’s solo work since I was rather young (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQL2cLE7HpA – This is one of my favorite songs of its kind) that the musicians in the band are incredibly talented. It’s always sad to see people like that and (arguably) Rusty Cooley, just incredibly physically gifted musicians with tons of theoretical knowledge that just can’t see to write interesting music. I can’t say I was really impressed by this offering, either, although the commentary is every bit as amusing as I have come to expect from the trusty ol’ Toilet.

  • Further Down the Metal Hole

    Captain Angra, cousin of St. Anger.

  • KJM

    Can anybody guess what movie that ice box pic is from?

  • Storm Corrosion (Of Love and Emotion) by Wilton & Akerstache:

    https://soundcloud.com/akerstache/wilton-akerstache-storm