Produced by Charlie Bauerfeind, this is the third album by Brazilian band Viper. For the first time, bass player Pit Passarell assumed lead vocals, since singer André Matos left the band to form ANGRA.
The results were variable. For one side, Pit's vocals were rougher and harder, being a welcome relief to André's often annoying tiny vocals. On the other hand, musically the band tried to be more aggressive, this being a totally differente album than THEATRE OF FATE (their classis masterpiece).
(...) This is the third album by this Brazilian band. This band released three albuns up to that point: SOLDIERS OF SUNRISE THEATRE OF FATE EVOLUTION The only album worth to listen is THEATRE OF FATE, produced by Charles Bauerfeind. After that, singer Andre Matos (a guy who desperately tries to copy ex-Helloween's singer Michael Kiske) left to form ANGRA. Viper's lead songwriter, Pit Passarell, assumed vocals, with disgraceful results. The band gave up all its "evolution" featured in the great THEATRE OF FATE, and went back to basics for EVOLUTION, a failed effort since the start. This album is (awful).
Viper was a relatively important band in Brazil, one to gett some international acclaim and that toured even in Japan. But they had one dreadful characterictic: when playing live, they were some of the worse metal acts EVER!.
Anyway, EVOLUTION was their last album of some merit. Afther that, the band evern stopped to sing in English and went on to sing in their native language, Portuguese.
viper foi uma excelente banda, vinda do brasil juntamente com sepultura e tambem angra, (pelo ex vocalista André Matos e agora no shaman) esse cd foi muito importante para o viper, provando sua qualidade mesmo com a saida do André matos.