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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Very nice debut album from this fine and interesting neo prog band from England. Tr3nity´s music sounds deceptively simple, bland and repetitive on the first hearings, which is quite deceiving. But if you listen to it a few more times, you´re hooked. Unlike some opinions here on PA I find this album to grow on each listening. The more I hear the more I like it and find - just like their second efford - many subtle details that escape the casual listener.

The songs are very melodic, with some great guitar solos (much in the vein of Camel´s Andrew Latimer and Floyd´s David Gilmour), good keyboards (again deceptively simple on first sight) and some nice, emotional vocals. The theme they chose is quite disturbing (child abuse and its consequences), but it is well done in my opinion. Ok, the concept may not always work (the Exposure Suite is a good example), but still the musical side of it is worth, going from good to excellent.

There are some surprising elements and styles changes here and there, like the funky rhythms of Which Way or the bluesy guitar solo in the end, but after some spins I felt they fit in ok and ended up liking them too. There are no sudden and obvious, bombastic, shifting moods or changes, but they are there, and this is part of their charm: you have to pay atention, and then you´ll be rewarded in the end with one of the most interesting and gratifying neo prog albums I heard in the new millenium.

This is not really a masterpiece but it is also excellent. So my rating is 4 stars. The Cold Light Of Darkness is not as refined as their second CD, but the basic formula is here. If you like melodic, subtle, emotional music with some fine keyboards sounds and great guitar a la Camel, you should listen to Tr3nity. Well done, boys! I´m looking forward to hear their next work as soon as it is out. Great find in PA!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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