Almah ‎– Fragile Equality

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AFM Records ‎– AFM 253-2
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1 Birds Of Prey
Lyrics By – Edu FalaschiMusic By – Paulo Schroeber
4:46
2 Beyond Tomorrow
Lyrics By – Felipe AndreoliMusic By – Felipe Andreoli
4:04
3 Magic Flame
Lyrics By – Edu FalaschiMusic By – Felipe Andreoli, Marcelo Barbosa, Marcelo Moreira
3:32
4 All I Am
Lyrics By – Felipe AndreoliMusic By – Felipe Andreoli
4:41
5 You'll Understand
Lyrics By – Felipe AndreoliMusic By – Felipe Andreoli, Marcelo Barbosa
6:04
6 Invisible Cage
Lyrics By – Edu FalaschiMusic By – Paulo Schroeber
5:46
7 Fragile Equality
Lyrics By – Felipe AndreoliMusic By – Felipe Andreoli
3:48
8 Torn
Lyrics By – Felipe Andreoli
4:42
9 Shade Of My Soul
Lyrics By – Felipe Andreoli
4:59
10 Meaningless World
Lyrics By – Edu FalaschiMusic By – Felipe Andreoli
4:49

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Recorded and mixed at Norcal Studios, São Paulo, Brazil.
Mastered at Norcal Studios.

[P]+[C] 2008 AFM Records GmbH.

The track durations are not listed on the release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 046661 137422
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 94W5
  • Matrix / Runout: Sony DADC A0100999111-0101 11 A01
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 05204

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LCR 3860 Almah Fragile Equality(CD, Album) Laser Company Records LCR 3860 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
IROND CD 09-DD745 Almah Fragile Equality(CD, Album) Irond, Dark Division IROND CD 09-DD745 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
VR-102 Almah Fragile Equality(CD, Album) Verde Records VR-102 Mexico 2008 Sell This Version
ICARUS 523 Almah Fragile Equality(CD, Album) Icarus Music ICARUS 523 Argentina 2008 Sell This Version
VICP-64560 Almah Fragile Equality(CD, Album) Victor VICP-64560 Japan 2008 Sell This Version

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justinsgaines

justinsgaines

March 22, 2019

Originally conceived as a solo album for Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi, Almah became a full-fledged band with Fragile Equality, the 2008 follow-up to the debut Almah album. This time around, it's just Edu and his band (which includes fellow Angra member Felipe Andreoli) - no guest musicians.

With Fragile Equality, Almah sticks pretty close to the sound of the debut. It's a fairly straightforward European-style power metal album with some progressive touches. It's perhaps not as grand or progressive as some Angra works, but most of these songs sound like they'd fit on an Angra album (which isn't a bad thing at all). Obviously there's a lot of melody here, but there's also a real sense of heaviness that you might not find in the average Stratovarius or Edguy release. Heavy is good, especially paired with Falaschi's unique and powerful vocals. It's the kind of power metal you can bang your head to.

The caliber of musicianship is really high, especially coming from a largely unknown lineup. The guitar work is impressive, the rhythms are super-tight, and the keyboards are handled very well, adding to the music without becoming obnoxious. And of course Falaschi, who has been struggling live lately, turns in a fantastic performance. "Beyond Tomorrow," "You'll Understand" and the title track all stand out, but there really isn't a weak moment on the album.

If you enjoyed the first Almah album, you're going to like Fragile Equality as well. Honestly, it's probably a stronger album overall. It's also going to appeal to fans of Angra (naturally), Shaman, Stratovarius, Kamelot and melodic progressive power metal in general.