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PRECIOUS SECONDS

Tr3nity

 

Neo-Prog

3.44 | 29 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This second album from "T3nity" starts as their first one ("Eyes Of A Child").

A long and fully Floydian instrumental part is bringing you back to the likes of "SOYCD". But it is not the first time that neo-prog bands use this fantastic song as their source of inspiration.

But still, it is rather pleasant. This song is fortunately almost instrumental, because the vocal parts are flirting again with the funky / soul mood as during the painful "Which Way" from "The Cold Light Of Darkness Back". It is really strange that this band who offers some pleasant music can turn into such pitiful masquerade (no link at all with the great "Pendragon" album of course).

During this album, the musical passages are good to very good but I have to agree that vocals are difficult to bear and are definitely weakening the whole work. But during "Run Before You Walk", neither of them are memorable; better said it is a weak number. Press next.

You'll reach "From Afar" which is a light song with a nice piano intro. The relation with "Pendragon" is very obvious. It's the situation of a neo-prog band emulating another one. Not quite original but the melodies (piano and guitar) do have this little extra of emotion and beauty that makes me like it very much. Not complex but enjoyable. Especially those superb guitar breaks. The finale is a brilliant explosion of symphonic sounds. The best song from this album, but some other reviewer think it is the worst, so make up your own mind and SHARE it, please.

"More Than I Deserve" has a very similar structure but the smooth intro which is leading to the inevitable guitar solo is a bit longish and repetitive (dull?). It takes about eight minutes to listen to the first captivating notes. But not for long since a minute later the vocals come in .Not convincing at all. Pretty boring actually.

The epic of the album starts almost starts like the opening number. Fully atmospheric and spacey. But only for a minute or so. This song falls quickly flat. It lacks in charismatic moments (but which such a lead vocalist, it would have been difficult), and true and melodic solo are too scarce to be blown away even if, fortunately, Rob Davenport gratifies the listener with some good guitar work. But even these will be so short and too few that it is almost not necessary to mention them.

If you reach the middle of this song, some "Marillion" flavour will probably draw your attention. Vaguely inspired by "Market Square Heroes", the rhythm is picking up joyfully. "Tr3nity" was also deceiving with their epic and closing number on their previous recording. To be honest, I have to say that "The Last Great Climb" is slightly better but when I am confronted to a twenty minute song, I always expect something great of it. And this one just doesn't fulfil my requirements.

Actually, without being so harsh with this album as some of my colleagues, I will conclude with the same rating. Two stars even if five out of ten would be more appropriate. I really hope that this type of rating (half star) will soon be available on PA. That would be a wonderful present. Think about it Max!

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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