Majestic
Trinity Overture


3.5
great

Review

by Aaron Arneson CONTRIBUTOR (109 Reviews)
October 19th, 2013 | 13 replies | 1,003 views


Release Date: 2000 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Happy metal

Metal doesn’t always have to be aggressive or evil to make a memorable listening experience. Although sometimes the genre sounds better when your blood is boiling, Majestic are the kind of band you’ll want to listen to when you’re in a good mood. This might sound like a stretch, as their music has no shortage of energy - but rather than having an angry tone it gives off a surprisingly positive vibe. This isn't a bad thing, however, as their music is often just as infectious as the most sinister names in metal.

Almost everything that makes Majestic a hell of a good time can be linked to keyboardist Richard Andersson’s ambition and Apollo Papathanasio's soaring vocals. No matter how far you venture into their sophomore effort, neither musician ever seem to run out of stamina as they make each song sound as monumental as possible. Much like their debut album, Trinity Overture contains influences of classical music which are infused with traditional heavy metal (also known as neo-classical). This gives the album the thundering sound of a symphony, and the skillful guitar-work is just the icing on the cake. Songs like the 7-minute title track paint a clear picture of what the band are capable of as Papathanasio's lively vocals accompany the frantic pace of the keyboards and drumming. However, ‘I’ll Shoot The Moon’ is quite possibly the best song as the instrumentation flows together incredibly smoothly and it never has a dull moment. It also contains some of the most exciting guitar-solos on the album, as Majestic takes control of the arena and we become the audience. They may not always have us on the edge of our seats, but they manage to keep our attention throughout the performance. The only real downside is the songs start to sound predictable once you’ve heard a few of them, but due to their refusal to let up the pace, it’s usually an entertaining affair.

Trinity Overture contains some of the most epic pieces the band has ever written. Whether it’s the way Papathanasio takes control of the microphone on songs like 'Resurrection’ or the triple assault of animated keyboards, guitars, and drumming - it’s an album that leaves the listener hungry for more. At first it might take some getting used to, especially for those who prefer the more aggressive side of metal, but it’s well worth the wait. In fact, after you begin having trouble getting the songs out of your head, you might start questioning why you don’t listen to more power metal in the first place-- after all, it’s pretty damn fun.



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Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 19th 2013



19672 Comments


dedicated to Mister Twister (raisehell)

pretty cool album. As always, feedback is welcome

Mister Twister
October 19th 2013



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Thank you sooooooooo much.

Actually Jonas Blum was only the vocalist on the first album, Apollo Papathanasio was the vocalist here. Review is still really good though, thanks.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 19th 2013



19672 Comments


dammit lol. I'll edit it

and you're welcome man, glad you liked it

Mad.
October 19th 2013



3706 Comments


Awww, he finally got a review for it!

I would listen to this but power metal is a cheese far to stinky for me to digest

Digging: Anubis - Hitchhiking to Byzantium

Mister Twister
October 19th 2013



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

You should give it a chance anyways, it's amazing :D

manosg
October 20th 2013



5959 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Three more to reach 100! Review is well written and accurate.

Digging: Saviour Machine - Saviour Machine I

Mister Twister
October 20th 2013



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The Breath of Horus is my personal favorite on this album. It's like the best song ever

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2013



19672 Comments


@manosg, thanks man! I was hoping it turned out ok lol

Mister Twister
November 1st 2013



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hey, I think you guys should check out Time Requiem's debut. It's like this taken up to 11, the song writing is more ambitious, has progressive elements, has a fuller production, it's all around like this on steroids.

4.5'd it though because I dunno, I still like this one more personally, for reasons I could never explain. Time Requiem's debut is probably objectively superior though. Everybody else has it rated 4.5 so far as well :P

Mister Twister
November 10th 2013



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

SHADOW OF DREAAAAAMS

BEGIN TO FAAAAAAAAALL

Mad.
November 11th 2013



3706 Comments


How come you never reviewed this, you clearly have a... lot to say about it

Mister Twister
December 26th 2013



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

SENSATION

MY NATION

Mister Twister
August 7th 2014



1526 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

IN THE DARKNESS THEY WILL TAKE YOU

TO A PLAAAAAACE, YOU WON'T RETUUUUUURN



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