Brazilian heavy metal veterans Angra return with a brand new music video which shows the duality portrayed daily in humanity through light and shadow. The music chosen for this visual representation is “Light of Transcendence”, the opening track of the last studio album ‘ØMNI’. Carefully directed by Thiago Kiss, who recently worked with Alírio Netto in his last work “Back to the Light”, several guests participate in the video, among these different artists and friends of Angra, such as the performer “Coveiro Maldito”, the monk Dada and very special extras.
“I am very happy that we are finally releasing the video of ‘Light of Transcendence’,” says guitarist and vocalist Rafael Bittencourt. “The music is very special, it has the typical speed metal sound that Angra is known for, but at the same time, it’s different. Just imagine a fast and heavy song with lyrics that could well have been written by a spiritual band. Unusual, right? And this was done intentionally because I wanted to write lyrics that do not fit the stereotype of power metal, but that show a connection between diverse ideas, religions, and everything that exists.”
The video seeks to bring deep concepts and renew a musical genre that has been stigmatized to only deal with the fantasy themes of dragons and swords. But humans are looking for concepts that help them in their own lives. The power metal sound is dramatic and gives a sense of urgency to this theme, but the stand-out lyrics of “Light of Transcendence” are something Angra fans should pay attention to, because they explain the connection between what is finite, what is born and what dies or even what is material, and what is infinite, transcendental, full and constant.
Prarthana is an Indo-Aussie, vegan, heavy music addict, fluent in sarcasm and metal. She enjoys listening to different genres with a special passion for being consumed by the extreme, the occult and the obscure. Travelling is an obsession.