TR3NITY ‘The Cold Light Of Darkness’|
After recently witnessing a splendid gig by this band I did the decent
thing and bought a CD! Now many years ago back in the 1980’s I was a big fan
of all things prog but fell out of touch with the whole scene in the 90’s.
It’s only in the last couple of years that my love of all things progressive
has been rekindled mainly due to progressive metal bands and if, like me,
you are a lapsed fan then Tr3nity will reawaken your love of this type of
music. Tr3nity tip a nod to the 80’s/90’s British progressive music of IQ
and Jadis but like these two bands have the musical appeal and more
importantly the tunes to appeal to a much wider audience.
There is a concept behind this album and although I am never very good at
getting some I think this is about child abuse and forgotten childhood.
Musically the band are top draw with the keyboards of Paul Gath a particular
listening delight. The soundscapes created by the band are ones you can
easily get lost in (headphones are recommended for full effect!) like ‘Eyes
Of A Child’ and the guitar work on ‘Into The Dark’. Stand out track has to
be the piano/vocal on ‘Is There A Paradise?’ where vocalist Chris Campbell
delivers an impassioned and haunting vocal.
Go along and see the band live if you get a chance, otherwise enjoy this
CD and for people who have enjoyed Marillion, Camel, IQ et al you will be in
for a treat. The music does deserve a wider audience as well and don’t be
put off if you usually are by the tag ‘prog rock’.
Review by Jason Ritchie
***** Out of this world | **** Pretty
damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly