This Sâo Paulo, Brazil band was initially formed in 1998; however, the group disbanded in 2005 only to reappear in 2009. MJ was the band’s singer bassist during the first incarnation. A full-time keyboardist also clanged at this time. An early 1999 demo was simply called Brave. The Warrior And The Witch followed. The band entered Aquarela Studio and recorded a full-length, which was issued by Heart Of Steel Records of Germany.
BRAVE - THE LAST BATTLE - AQUARELA
Brave plays the kind of ”˜heroic metal’ that is bursting with sounds of battle, chants of metal and bravado enough to make Manowar sound like the wimps that they are. Other than the American poseurs, the band carries influences from Running Wild and Blind Guardian. Much of the focus is on the dual vocals; however, and those are heavier and more extreme than the average aforenamed band. Once upon a time, the 'power metal' title stood for a brand of heavy metal that was heavier than its more standard cousin. That is the sound for which Brave stands. Indeed, often the extreme vocals veer towards a band like Benediction. There are the high-pitched screams that could be compared to a less shrilly/silly Macabre.
The songs and the album are fairly short, but sound effects and intros are part of the package. Sacred Sanctuary is the obligatory slow cut. It is rather cheesy, but the soloing on it is likely the album’s best. “Heavy metal - to be in our life!” - Ali “The Metallian”