It's been five long years since iconic Brazilian power metal kings Angra released their latest album, "Ømni". Finally the band is back now with new music, proving once again to be one of the most unique bands of the genre. Angra's signature sound - merging classic virtuosic power metal with progressive elements and rhythms - is on full display here and makes "Cycles Of Pain" a highlight for every fan of sophisticated first-class metal. The band's long-running line-up (founded in 1991) is joined by former Rhapsody of Fire vocalist Fabio Lione since 2013, who once again delivers an incredible performance. Guest appearances by multiple Latin Grammy winner Lenine (on the partly Portuguese song "Vida Seca") as well as Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Kiske/Somerville) and Vanessa Moreno round off Angra's new masterpiece perfectly. "Cycles Of Pain" was mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward (Helloween, Magnum, Firewind).