Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA have released the official video for the song “Light Of Transcendence”, taken from the band’s ninth studio album, “Ømni”, which was released on February 16 via earMUSIC. The video can be seen below, and you can also check our review of the album here.
In his new clip, which was directed by Thiago Kiss, ANGRA returns to show the duality portrayed daily in humanity by light and shadow. “Ømni” was recorded in Sweden with Jens Bogren, who also produced the previous disc, “Secret Garden”. Many musicians were involved in creating the album, ranging from the percussion sound of Bahia to European orchestral arrangement — all of which give the album its outstanding variety.
“Ømni” is a concept album, a set of science fiction short stories that take place at various places in time, simultaneously. The backbone of the plot is based on the idea that in 2046 an artificial intelligence system will change human perception and cognition. It is a system which will allow conscious communication between present and future human beings. Characters such as time travellers, cavemen, warriors, among others, help tell this story. The album connects the concepts of previous LPs (“Holy Land”, “Rebirth”, “Temple Of Shadows”) to one main system, “Ømni”, which in Latin means “everything.”
ANGRA‘s trademark formula, a Brazilian style mixed with classical music and heavy metal, is enhanced by different influences such as progressive rock, thrash metal, Latin music, and djent, which transforms the albums into a swirl of modern and familiar. The conjoined moods and dynamics put a special spin on the lyrics and therefore increase deep sense of immersion in the story.
The cover artwork was hand-drawn by Daniel Martin Diaz, a unique American artist who dedicates his life to mixing scientific and philosophical concepts such as anatomy, computer science, mathematics, cosmology, sacred geometry, symbolism and esotericism. The designer Gustavo Sazes was responsible for integrating such an organic art piece to the visual concept of the album as a whole.