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Triumph

 

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2.65 | 8 ratings

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zravkapt
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2 stars I keep thinking the band name should read Triumpth. I have no idea why. These guys were a Canadian hard rock trio who were compared to Rush because they were a trio and singer/guitarist Rik Emmett sorta sounded like Geddy Lee. Bass player Mike Levine played keyboards too but it's not a significant enough factor for the critics to have mentioned it. Unlike Rush, drummer Gil Moore sang some of the lead vocals on some songs. I was kind of surprised to see Triumph here on ProgArchives as well as another Canadian band Max Webster. FM made sense though. But Triumph's first two or three albums do have some longer, proggier songs on them.

You won't find any prog here. You will find a few really good commercial hard rock songs included however. "Hold On," "Magic Power," "Follow Your Heart," "Somebody's Out There" and "Lay It On The Line" are still played heavily on Canadian radio. "Fight The Good Fight" is the proggiest song here with some nice synth and a Rush/Zeppelin vibe. They didn't but should have included the Moore sung ballad "Just One Night." I always liked that song but apparently some of the band's fans don't like it. I only ever owned Classics so I was never a hardcore fanboy anyway. Fans of the more mainstream side of Rush might enjoy this. A half decent compilation but not of much interest to most fans of prog rock. 2 stars.

zravkapt | 2/5 |

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