Takes me back
Well, goddamn if this isn't some spectacular guitar-driven, melodic heavy metal. And while there are a few thrash elements thrown in, this is straight out of the Iron Maiden playbook. Seventh Son era, but with better production and no keyboards.
There is a place for this stuff in the realm of commercial music. I know a few kids who are more than willing to dive deeper into heavy stuff as long as there's a hook somewhere. I don't know how the Australian scene is doing these days (these boys hail from Melbourne), but here in America there's a huge gulf between commercial poppy hard rock and extreme metal. Trigger expertly shoots the gap.
Each song simply draws me in further. These songs are well-crafted and expertly performed. The production is sharp, but with enough rounded edges to allow the melodic elements to bring brightness. I don't think I could have programmed this better. Lucky for all of us, Trigger puts all of its flesh, blood and soul into great music. Thoroughly invigorating.
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