TriORE ‎– Three Hours

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Cold Meat Industry ‎– CMI.201, Eternal Soul Records ‎– CD 10
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1 The First Three Hours 4:08
2 Victory Rising 3:10
3 After Summer We Fall 4:06
4 The Missing Hour 3:02
5 Another Love, Another Hate 2:48
6 No Tears Are Shed For You And Me 3:18
7 Pleasures & Tortures 3:23
8 Fires Burn, Like Fires Do 3:18
9 Let Us Meet In The Trenches 3:38
10 There's A Smell To Life That Dies 3:27
11 Europa's Dream 3:48
12 The Last Three Hours 3:13

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22. Oktober 2009

Recently this album was announced by Cold Meat Industry, and once I figured out that TriORE would be a collaboration between Christian Erdmann of Triarii and Tomas Pettersson of Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, I became very enthusiastic. They just so happen to be two of my favorite artists in the martial / neofolk genre. They have already worked together before, for instance on the song "Roses 4 Rome" of Triarii's album "Pièce Héroique" and that song was quite something. Dedicated readers of this blog will know of my fondness for ORE, but I have also savioured every second of above-mentioned album of Triarii. His most recent album, "Muse In Arms", was a little less to my liking, even if only because of a perceived ideological swing to the right. Anyway, as soon as the news of "Three Hours" broke, I placed my order and last week it arrived.

Judging from album and song titles, as well as the artwork of cogs and gears from watches pictured in the booklet, the theme of this album clearly is "time". The opening track "The First Three Hours" resounds with Triarii's bombast, but most songs steer a middle course between the styles of these two acts and are little different from what they normally do. In this case certainly not a bad thing! Tomas takes on vocal duties and acoustic guitar, whereas I get the impression that Triarii is more responsible for sampling and percussion. Upon superficial listening one might think that this sounds like another ORE album, but that is not quite true. Both gentlemen also sing together on several occasions and on a track like "Pleasures & Tortures" the result is especially goose bump-inducing. Tomas' singing seems to have improved again anyway and on songs like "The Missing Hour", "Another Love, Another Hate" and "No Tears Are Shed For You And Me" I find his voice to be outstanding and to sound very powerful.

I can be short on this one. Those who dig the sound of, especially the older, ORE and also drool at what Triarii is producing; you cannot miss this album. Certainly one of the top productions in the martial / neofolk genre. I raise my glass to many more collaborations between these two artists.

Completely unrelated, but am I the only who is curious what kind of audio-hell these two could unleash if they were to cooperate with an act like Elend?

- originally written for the Dutch weblog IkEcht, English translation by the author.