Trinacria is essentially a side project for the core members of
with the standard goal of branching from their well-known style.
So, the result is that while there are clear Enslaved elements here,
this really doesn't sound like an Enslaved record.
In general, the songs are more meandering,
with a slight nod toward the atmospheric hardcore of bands like
Cult Of Luna
and the like, though at times ("Make No Mistake") they attempt
a cool, upbeat industrial thrash style to great effect.
The other noticeable difference is the multiple noises and samples,
courtesy of Maja Ratkje and Hild Sofie Tafjold, apparently member of
a "noise group" known as Fe-mail.
At times these effects are distracting, at other times engaging, but in
either case they lend a touch of uniqueness to the proceedings.
This not a perfect album, as some of the songs are too long ("Turn-away"
features a cool riff, but at over nine minutes it doesn't develop into
anything more than a singular repeated riff).
But it's a cool album, and if the guys can fit in more work here around
their day jobs, the potential is limitless.
Travel Now Journey Infinitely
2008 BNR Top Ten album
Reviews: Sea Of Tranquility
Lords Of Metal
Teeth Of The Divine
- Turn Away
- The Silence
- Make No Mistake
- Endless Roads
- Travel Now Journey Infinitely
- Grutle Kjellson
- Maja Ratkje
- Ivar Bjørnson
- Arve Isdal
- Espen Lien
- Hild Sofie Tafjord
- Iver Sandoy