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TRILI PT. 2

Trili

 

Heavy Prog

3.05 | 4 ratings

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Epignosis
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Eclectic Prog Team
2 stars This is the second part of the eponymous album, also released this year. As with the previous album, there are excellent ideas, but they are strung together like a string of mismatched beads. The compositions are a mite stronger this time around, but the tones of the guitars are ear-piercingly awful and the playing is sloppy in many places. More than one part of this album literally made me wince in pain.

"Otro Lugar" Rolling snare, bouncy guitar chords, and a bass solo begin the first track, which is a gentle jazz song featuring the sultry feminine vocals that sadly were only on one track on the previous album. At times, she even sounds like a Hispanic Steve Nicks- not a bad thing at all.

"Gomoso Doble Cabeza" Initially unsettling and noisy, the band soon settles into a series of electrifying grooves that are at times almost Rush-like. After some almost excruciating noises, the band drifts into a smoother section that's unfortunately marred by an absolutely dreadful guitar tone and an unexciting chord progression.

"La Muerte Tambien Llora" Extraterrestrial-like noises of all sort begin the second longest track of the album. After the insipid twenty-minute jam of the first album, I shuddered to think what the band would do with not one, but two extended pieces on this one. After three minutes of messing around, something coherent emerges, although coherent may not be the correct word. The two guitars are doing two different things, sometimes working with each other, sometimes working against each other. A rather delightful jazzy section, complete with a walking (nay, almost running) bass and clean lead, make up the bulk of the middle section- a welcome transformation, to be sure. During the final seven minutes, one can expect to hear a psychedelic percussion solo, "accompanied" by random guitar noises and electronic sounds.

"Dentera" The shortest track consists of moderately fast and slightly discordant riffs, sounding like an updated blend of psychedelic and surf rock. The second half is a complete mess though, with caterwauling saxophones, making this one almost impossible to sit through, despite it's pithiness.

"Waves" Long notes played on a synthesizer make for a surprising change on "Waves." After about three minutes, a classical guitar cuts in, pinching three chords at a time. It's completely different than anything on the album, sleepy and tranquil, but sadly represents the other end of the spectrum- a beautiful bore.

"Gabitronix Pt. 2" More galactic noises begin the final and largest piece. It incorporates flute and a grungy bass. The production seems the weakest on this one, interestingly enough, as it has a tinnier sound and seems to be covered by a thin layer of static here and there. What's more, the guitars sound amateurish and almost like kiddie instruments, even out of tune at times. The guitarists simultaneously jam over steady bass and drums, oftentimes over each other and sounding extremely messy in the process.

Epignosis | 2/5 |

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