Friday, December 16, 2016

Trusties "Untouchable"

Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Sound Of Wood Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 16, 2016
1. Arrival From Within (2:14)
2. Slave Of The Song (3:29)
3. Quicksand (2:45)
4. Loner In The Lonely Land (2:43)
5. There's Nothing Out There (3:18)
6. Children Of The Machine (5:50)
7. A Grave Inside Me (1:26)
8. Outside Of Place And Time (4:23)
9. A Dream I Never Had (5:21)
10. Return To The Surface Of The Earth (6:35)
   - Empty Minds United
   - Human Hater
   - Talking to Myself
11. Exposed To Light (2:49)
12. Room Of New Life (1:30)
13. The Last Wish (10:53)

Total time 53:16

Matti Ylilauri - Vocals
Oikku - Guitars
Ville Veijalainen - Bass
Janne Ervelius - Drums

As for the music, Trusties continues to dabble in neo-classical progressive rock, yet stirring modern sounds from Dream Theater to System Of A Down to Pain Of Salvation. The core of the songs seem to revolve around the guitar structure which offers crisp and sharp riffage and solos. Actually when first spinning Untouchable, I found the Trusties' music, particularly in the first half, to be more heavy and harsh than with the previous album Human Wheel. I'll admit, I was a bit put off with the albums development. However, I think some of that early sound reflects the dark character of the story. Alternatively, the latter third of the album was much more interesting with Trusties juxtaposing lighter, almost melancholy moments, with the edgier darker side.
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

Outside of Place and Time
A Dream I Never Had

Web page

No comments :

Post a Comment