After 26 years on the international Metal scene, the members of Tristania have this week taken the heavy decision to call it a day. This means that future plans, including the scheduled Latin America Tour in December, have been cancelled.
Struggling through some truly challenging years, like the rest of the world, we have been eager to finally look ahead with the Latin America Tour being the next big thing for us.
Artist: Tristania Title: “Ashes” Label: SPV Records Release Date: 2/1/2005 Genre: Gothic Metal Rating: 7/10
While I felt much of this CD was enjoyable, I found there were some weird moments in which I had trouble defining the sound I was hearing. It kicks off right away with the guttural growls of Kjetil Ingebrethsen. He is accompanied by the almost angelic voiced Vibeke Stene. I found it unique that three singers are present in this group from Norway as usually in a group like this you will have both a male and female singer. One sees this most often in bands like Nightwish and Lacuna Coil. However, in the case of Tristania you cannot compare them to either of those bands. Tristania is unique in its direction as more of the Gothic style, than that of straight ahead power metal. I felt this group had the most in common with Epica from the Netherlands. Continue reading “Ashes” by Tristania→