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CD review TRIOSPHERE "The heart of the matter"

Veröffentlicht am 3. November 2014 von Markus W. in Trioscpapes, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Prog Metal, CD Review, News

(7/10) With "The heart of the matter" Norwegian Triosphere released their news prog metal album, which their fourth one. The band from Trondheim, Norway was founded in 2004 by singer Ida Haukland, who is also plays the bass, Marius Silver Bergesen on guitar and drummer Ørjan Aare Jørgensen. All three founding members are still part of the band that is completed by guitarist Tor Ole Byberg.

On "The heart of the matter" the band worked together with Jens Bogren in Sweden. Bogren also worked already together with bands like Kreator and Opeth and gave the new album from Triosphere an excellent sound which is powerful but also differentiated.

In the beginning I described the album as prog metal. This is of course right, but I have to add that it is prog metal with a good dose of power metal.

The music of Triosphere is layered and includes heavy riffs and powerful chords. The melody is another constant factor that give the songs a certain catchiness. Basically it's the heavy guitars and the melodic vocal lines from Haukland, that characterize the music of Triosphere. 

I highlight is "Breathless", one of the more silent songs with a great guitar solo part in the middle. When it is about the hevay songs I call the opener "My fortress" to my favorites. The tunes is based on a power metal riff and the vocal lines show the entire range of Hauland - from melodic to gloomy and rough. But Triosphere can also play fast. After a slow beginning "Relentless" builds up into a fast metal track that is very refreshing.

The music of Triosphere might miss some originality, but the twelve tracks contain well crafted music that 

 

(7/10)

 

Tracklist:

  1. My fortress
  2. Steal away the light
  3. The sentinal
  4. Breathless
  5. Departure
  6. The heart's dominoin
  7. As I call
  8. Relentless
  9. The sphere
  10. Remedy
  11. Storyteller
  12. Virgin ground

 

Label: AFM records

Genre: Progressive Metal

CD review TRIOSPHERE "The heart of the matter"