Trinacria - Travel Now Journey Infinitely review
|Album:||Travel Now Journey Infinitely|
|Release date:||April 2008|
01. Turn Away
02. The Silence
03. Make No Mistake
04. Endless Roads
06. Travel Now Journey Infinitely
Trinacria is a new band from Norway with members famous for Enslaved. Their style can be best described as "Psychedelic Black metal", a style which is now being developed and popularized by Nachtmystium. Trinacria is more than just psychedelic though and embraces a much larger part of the musical spectrum than Nachtmystium does.
"Travel Now Journey Infinitely" contains influences of Pink Floyd, Ambient and Shoegaze, but also of the dissonance and chaos of Deathspell Omega (most of the riffs and drumming in "The Silence"). Add to that that the band consists of members all with their feet in different genres, namely Black/Prog (Enslaved), Hard-Rock (Audrey Horne) and Noise (Fe-Mail). With such varying bands the result must be diverse too and it sure is. To give a bit of an idea: the first track is a trance-inducing drum-oriented dreamy song, while the second track "The Silence" is dissonant and dangerous. After that "Make No Mistake" is surprisingly straight-forward and direct. No longer surprising, the mood changes again and let's stop at that, the message should be clear now: this album is diverse.
For some it might be a little too diverse, I'm afraid. You're going to have to like or be open to a broad range of styles. Another thing that might put people off is that although it utilizes plenty of extreme vocals (check the horrifying wails in the title track) and distortion, it could have done with a bit more Black metal. A bit more of a bite would definitely increase the impact of both the aggressive and introvert parts. At the same time it would further estrange the listener. However, it is here and it is now and it is what it is and "Travel Now Journey Infinitely" is definitely worthy of occupying my here and now. Good album, good band and a bright prospect.
||Written on 07.01.2009 by If you're interested in extreme, often emotional and underground music, check out my reviews. I retired from reviewing, but I really used to be into that stuff.|
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