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3 stars Trusties begun life in 1989 in Oulu, Finland, led by singer Matti Ylilauri and guitarist Marko "Oikku" Oikarinen, joined soon by bassist Ville Veijalainen.They debuted in 1997 with the acoustic album ''Growing smaller'', followed by several performances around the country as an acoustic trio.While writing down material for a second album they soon realized the pieces were sounding better with the addition of drums and keyboards.As a result they were helped by drummer Janne Ervelius in some tracks.Their sophomore effort was released through their own PUUCD label, entitled ''We just want to rule the world''.

The album has not much in common with the debut of Trusties, yet the band never abandoned its acoustic roots and this work contains plenty of virtuosic crescendos on classical and acoustic guitars.But basically Trusties now sound a lot like bands such as ENCHANT, RESISTOR, GALLEON or AMON RA, mixing accesible Progressive Rock aesthetics with demanding heavier excursions.The result is a diverse and challenging album, which does not lack also tons of atmospheric moments and more lyrical passages.Strong and memorable rhythmic tunes are blended with interesting, striking solos, while the keyboards and synths have a discreet symphonic flavor.Many tracks are based on the shifts between acoustic and electric tunes, but the attitude of the band still remains quite rocking.A couple of them even contain strong Ethnic vibes with the addition of percussions, however the overall approach of the group is very fresh and sounds really modern.A great singer like Matti Ylilauri strengthens Trusties' new and very attractive image.

Trusties won't exactly rule the world with this work, but the music in this album is good enough to pay full attention to them.Nice, fresh and energetic modern Progressive/Art Rock with interesting and memorable arrangements, no less than warmly recommended.

apps79 | 3/5 |


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