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Triarchy : Broken Dreams

This demo is short enough to be called a single, but the high quality in both production and musicianship make up for that. They've also managed to stick to a style that gives the band an identity of their own. All in all I don't complain much about the length of the demo as it's the same length as I would get if I pay for a 7".

Like many other gothic bands, Triarchy uses both clean male and female vocals as well as grunts; a style called "beauty and the beast". What is unusual, however, is that all of the vocals are done exceptionally well. This might be a good time to point out that those who like stunningly beautiful clean female vocals should hear this. Julia Hernandes knows how to blow one away.

While there are touches of sadness in the music, it is melody, romance and beauty that is highly prioritized in Triarchy. And that is not just restricted to the guitars. There are also symphonic elements, a piano and different other synths. It's definitely a rich and diverse band in a genre that many find boring.

The fanbase for Triarchy should be quite large and while it includes fans of clean female vocals, gothic metal, symphonic metal and gothic/doom, they would still appeal to many others - even those who just like mainstream metal like Nightwish or nu-goth like Evanescence. They do have mainstream potential, but let's hope they never ruin themselves that way.

I guess I've already made clear what I think of this demo. So I'll conclude this review by posting a link to the bands myspace page. If you found yourself within any of the categories I mentioned above, go and check out the samples. You might be positively surprised.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Broken Dreams
2. Emotional Daze

Duration : Approx. 12 minutes.

Visit the Triarchy bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
Thermal Mass
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