Released: 2006, Relapse Records
As reviewers, we often tend to use a lot of genre definitions in order to explain what a band sounds like or what its influences are. Sometimes it helps, but sometimes it just doesn’t. Such is the case with unearthly Trance, a band that has a sludge hardcore base, but at the same time incorporates some Black Metal and even depressive Doom. Yet after saying this I am not telling you anything, cause THE TRIDENT has simply a twisted sound of its own.
One thing that you will notice throughout THE TRIDENT, is that it manages to create a disgusting atmosphere that takes you into a state of trance. Add to this atmosphere noise and soundtrack sort of samples, and you will feel like you are about to be doomed forever. It is really disturbing.
A standout track on THE TRIDENT, not because it has more quality than the others is “Wake Un and Smell the Corpses”. This one, compared to the rest of the CD, is a fast paced Black Metal/Hardcore anthem that cuts like a knife. We could say that the first 5 songs take you into this really depressive heavy mood, and when “Wake Up and Smell The Corpses” starts to blast through your speakers, the only thing the band wants you to do, is to get that knife and do it. Of course, if you manage to get through this anthem without hurting yourself, you will once again return to your previous state of hypnosis. So we could say you are still trapped.
THE TRIDENT is an extremely interesting and fresh release for everyone into dark and heavy atmosphere. The songs take a bit of time to sink, but once they do, there is no way of getting rid of the harm. Prepare to be Doooooooooomed, cause this one is for real. Stay Heavy!!!