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By Milwaukee Tom
The Three Tremors is a takeoff or play on words, of a previous collaborative project of 3 Opera singers back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s called The Three Tenors. It was also an idea in theory to supposedly feature Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson and Geoff Tate. But that project never materialized.
So fast forward to 2019. The Three Tremors has come to life and has been realized. They consist of 3 highly regarded and highly talented singers. Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin, (Jag Panzer, Titan Force, Satan’s Host) Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples, Beyond Fear) and Sean Peck. (Cage, Denner/Shermann, DeathDealer)
I do not consider this a “project,” like so many collaborations are. I do consider it an actual band with 3 lead singers, because the other musicians who make up this group are from the band called Cage. Cage was formed back around 1992 and has 7 studio albums to their credit. A very good San Diego, CA based Metal band, and Sean is their singer. So the players on this cd are: Casey Trask-Guitar, David Garcia-Guitar, Alex Pickard-Bass and Sean Els-Drums. And of course the 3 Vocalists.
The album has 12 songs total, mostly up tempo to faster paced songs. Some of the lyrical content references a Viking theme, a World War II pilot, and one song pays homage to the Metal legends Ronnie James Dio and Lemmy Killmister. This album is an unrelenting, in your face, blazing Metal album. It’s really a classic type heavy metal album, but combining a feel of today’s current instrumental styled arrangements… lot’s of double bass drumming, lead guitar breaks, etc. The band hammers home the songs and is kick ass.
The singing on the album is fantastic, by all 3 guys… all the way through. Lots of piercing high notes are hit, as you would expect by these 3 amazing singers! An awesome display of vocals.
But what stands out the most to me, is that the 3 singers aren’t “singing over each other.” There isn’t clumsiness in the arranging and composing of the songs. That is no easy task when you have 3 people singing on all the songs, at the same time, and also trading off vocal parts in the songs. They do it seamlessly on this album. Excellent job.
The Three Tremors self titled album is a blistering display of powerful metal with great musicianship and incredible, strong vocals. Go buy it.
8.5 out of 10.
01. Invaders From the Sky 02. Bullets for the Damned 03. When the Last Scream Fades 04. Wrath of Asgard 05. The Cause 06. King of the Monsters 07. The Pit Shows No Mercy 08. Sonic Suicide 09. Fly or Die 10. Lust of the Blade 11. Speed to Burn 12. The Three Tremors [Bonus Track]
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