Kandia – “Inward Beauty | Outward Reflection” (2010)


Independent Release

Review by Tony Cannella

Kandia is an Alternative Metal band from Portugal. They released their debut EP “Light” in 2008 and now have released their full-length debut. “Inward Beauty|Outward Reflection” is a 12-song, 50-minute slab of metal that features a constant groove running through their songs, complete with bombastic riffing and the controlled aggression of vocalist Nya. After a brief opening intro, “Paranoia” kicks things off and right off-the-bat I would have to say that this is my favorite song. The mood for this track is very aggressive with vocalist Nya packing a great deal of ferocity in her vocal delivery but still managing to inject a lot of melody as well. “Into Your Hands” is next and is another straight-forward number with huge guitar riffs and a great, catchy, memorable chorus. “Hold on to Me” is a mid-tempo number and would make a great single. Other highlights include: “Inwards”, “Reflections”, “Love Me As I Am” and “Rise ‘09” (a song re-recorded off their first EP). “Inward Beauty | Outward Reflection” is a pretty forceful, attention grabbing CD. Kandia do a great job in combining all out metallic aggression with melodic flair.

Rating – 88/100



  1. Intro
  2. Paranoia
  3. Into Your Hands
  4. Hold on to Me
  5. Inwards
  6. All I Need to Know
  7. Reflections
  8. Y.S.L.E.
  9. Love Me As I Am
  10. Rise ‘09
  11. Waste My Time
  12. Reflections (Radio Edit)  


Line Up  

  • Nya Cruz – Vocals 
  • André Cruz – Guitars
  • Bernardo Lima – Bass
  • Daniel Silva – Drums 



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