Band: Tribulance
Album: The Aftermath of Lies
Release Date: May 2017
Record Label: Self-released
Genre: Heavy metal

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Tribulance is an American heavy metal band. The band has ‘risen from the ashes’ in 2012 and opened for many bands such as King Diamond, Flotsam and Jetsam and Act of Defiance.

From the first spin, this band will definitely capture your interest. While spinning the record, I had the urge to see the band live as I think that they might be better live than on studio. The guitars deliver us a mixture of the classic 80s heavy metal sound mixed with the modern metal sound we know whereas vocals definitely sound trash-y to me. In this sense, the album has a nice integrity as it delivers a mixture of different genres. The elements in the album’s sound are also in harmony with each other, creating a nice and smooth atmosphere.

One point I would criticize would be the lack of originality. Surely, you can feel that these guys are giving their all but the being unique is an important aspect especially if we are talking about heavy metal. In my opinion, a band has to have their certain essence or sound in order to develop further and gain more fans and this lacked in Tribulance. So my advice would be to try to develop their own style. Secondly, although I found the vocals energetic, I sometimes felt that the vocalist had difficulties in the high-pitched or falsetto vocals.

If you are into the classic heavy/trash metal, this album might catch your attention. Give it a listen!

Line-up:

Michael Vidal – vocals
Sal Flores – guitar
Gino Silva- bass
Brandon Lee – drums

Tracklist:

01) Oblivious
02) Conflict
03) The Aftermath of Lies
04) Betray
05) Initiation
06) Deny the Pain
07) Cause and Effect
08) Enamored
09) Walk the Talk

More info:
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