TRINAKRIUS - THE BLACK HOLE MIND
METAL TO INFINITY
The newest release from the biggest European mailorder and record company named Hellion Records descends from Metal heaven - name of the band is Trinakrius, album title: ''The Black Hole Mind''. A while ago, I've heard about these Sicilians should bring out a new album - I was looking forward to hear the end result with a burning passion for Metal!
Checking out Trinakrius' biography, I must determine they have three CD's out up to date (incl. this new one). Underground Symphony Records delivered their debut ''Sancta Inquisitio'' in 2006 followed by a second release entitled ''Inquisantism'' one year later on through Psychodoomelic Records. I dunno the exact reason why they choose for another record label, to me it's good to know they now collaborate with Hellion Records, a label with a lot of potential… leader Jurgen Hegewald and his colleagues knows what real Metal is all about!
About Trinakrius' new album ''The Black Hole Mind'', I actually have nothing to communicate then personal words of much dignity! Their manner of treatment situates himself somewhere between an era I'd like to announce as mid 80s and early 90s. Inspired by Metal tunes from this era - here and there I can hear influences from 'new millennium' outfits too but don't be afraid, they won't follow the nowadays trends. Instead, you have to make yourself aware that Trinakrius' name of the game can be described as Doom / Power Metal, 100 percent pure!
Classic Doom / Power Metal played in an epical way - well, I'm very satisfied with the songs I've heard a couple hours ago. Besides a fantastic cover of Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid', there is much more to enjoy. First remarkable point in the band is that they have a superb singer on boards - strongful as can be, this guy sings without offering his own vocal notes incorrect. Great frontman anyway. I also was kicked in the head when I've heard both guitarist for the first time. Astonished as I was during these fellows guitar tactics, comparisons with legendary axemen like Chris Oliva and Ritchie Blackmore are sincere. The same good words can also be said concerning bass and drum works. Heavy as hell offered in perfect balance!
'Torment' and 'Mad' blow you away merciless with their heavy loaded guitars and awesome 'doomy' rhythms. You will never be dragged away into a stream of very low speeds, Trinakrius mostly bring on their songs in mid or up-tempo ways . Longest track of the album 'Raptus' starts with a dark and sinister kinda introduction, when the guitars start to roar - this song takes you by the throat right away. Alternating with calm parts, especially the vocal to work contagious. I can detect some minor, progressive touches too which gives the song a very special feel. My faves are without hesitating: 'Killertomia' and 'Mental Devstation' with mindblowing guitar rhythms straight from the eighties - superb! Last mentioned song has a wonderful 'break' on board, quite unusual in the beginning of it but the guitar solo's are killing me! 'Little Angel (Samuel's Theme)' reminds me of early Savatage's 'When The Crowds Are Gone' and 'Edge Of Thorns'. Most easiest track of the CD but I still do like it!
As mentioned before, I really like the Epic Doom / Power Metal from Trinakrius with all of my heart. Production is top notch, when you buy this product you will also the owner of a thick, full of information about the band booklet, a fantastic artwork will be yours,... Definitely and truly a must have for Doom Metal merchants who worship greats like early Solitude Aeturnus / Candlemass / Black Sabbath / Trouble, Forsaken, Heathendom,... Aware of their talented skill via their official homepage at: http://www.trinakrius.it/ or via myspace at: http://www.myspace.com/trinakrius MY POINTS: 94 / 100
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