- Released: October 24, 2001
- Label: JVC Japan
- 1.In Excelsis
- 2.Nova Era
- 3.Millennium Sun
- 4.Acid Rain
- 5.Heroes of Sand
- 6.Unholy Wars - Part-1 Imperial Crown - Part-2 Forgiven Return
- 8.Judgement Day
- 9.Running Alone
- 10.Visions Prelude
- 11.Bleeding Heart (Bonus Track)
Angra: Edu Falaschi (vocals); Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt (guitar); Felipe Andreoli (bass); Aquiles Priester (drums).
Additional personnel: Roman Mekinulov (cello); Gunter Werno (keyboards, synthesizer); Douglas Lacasas (percussion); Dennis Ward, Andre Kbelo, Zeca Loureiro, Maria Rita, Carolin Wols, Maestre Dinho, Grupo Woyeke (background vocals).
Recorded at House Of Audio Studios, Germany and Anonimato Studios, Brazil from June-August, 2001.
The Angra album REBIRTH features songs including "Nova Era," "Acid Rain," and "Judgement Day."
Japanese version includes the bonus track "Bleeding Heart."
Brazilian prog metal outfit Angra did well in titling this album Rebirth. Indeed, it marks a rebirth of sorts for the band. Many had been writing eulogies for Angra when longtime vocalist Andre Matos left the group. However, it was certainly too early to count this band out. Angra found a replacement in the person of Edu Falaschi and went forward to record a great album. This album shows the band carrying on its tradition of merging the more metallic side of prog (Dream Theater) with the more proggy side of metal (Fates Warning, Queensr?che) and classically based European metal (Stratovarius, Royal Hunt) to create a sound that is all its own. Since the disc does such a fine job of bridging those two styles, it should certainly appeal to fans of both. ~ Gary Hill