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Album Reviews : Triple Kill – Age Of Rebellion

By on September 15, 2018

Triple Kill is a 5 piece heavy metal band from Melbourne. Their debut full length entitled ‘Age of Rebellion’ is an ambitious and eclectic collection of traditional/thrash/power metal tracks.

The album gets underway with the short instrumental “Event Horizon”. Allowing myself to be critical, I actually think this is the weakest track on the album. I get what the band are going for,  but it’s a little unconvincing and I question whether this track is actually needed, especially when the title track, track 2,  seems tailor-made for opening proceedings. “Age of Rebellion” is generally an up-tempo thrashy number which has a really melodic, uplifting power metal style chorus and an interesting, extended mid-section.

The next few songs are damn solid and are up there with my favourites on the release – “Lords on Cinder”, “Decay” & “Fear the old Blood” – all three tracks are heavy grooves chock full of solid riffage. I also enjoy the more gruff, ballsy vocal style employed at times during these tracks too.

“Forward Unto Hell” is a cool little track, albeit I do kind of feel like there is a struggle between styles going on in this one – it’s part Machine Head, part ManOwar –  but somehow it works.

“Ran & The Alchemist” are both really enjoyable tracks and are good examples of how ambitious Triple Kill are with their composition.  Layered vocals & expansive instrumental interludes are all on show here. I hear a bit of Iron Maiden and a lot of “Terrano-Del-Ma”- era-Dungeon influences in these two tracks in particular (what, with the elaborate guitars and all the gang chanted ‘whooa-whoooas’!).  Time will tell whether Triple Kill will have the same impact on the Australian metal scene that Dungeon/LORD have had.

The 9 track album is closed out with “Tears of A burning Messiah” which is a straight-up banger, and actually my favourite track on the release. I hear a bit of Harlott in the vocal delivery of this modern thrash track, albeit it almost sounds like another band entirely.

All In all Triple Kill’s debut album is a really enjoyable collection of traditional heavy metal styles – from power metal to modern thrash. If I again allow myself to be critical, I would suggest that some of the 9 tracks are significantly different to the others from a stylistic viewpoint (especially regarding vocal delivery), which prevents the album from being a totally cohesive listen from front to back. But I guess in the same breath the range of styles keeps things fresh and interesting; In a day and age where people listen to music digitally, the album certainly won’t suffer from being listened to on shuffle. Age of Rebellion is a damn solid debut Album, and if traditional metal styles are your thing then I know there will be plenty on this disk to keep you entertained.

Band: Triple Kill
Album: Age Of Rebellion
Year: 2018
Genre: Thrash/Power Metal
Label: Independent
Origin: Australia

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Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal Obsession.net. When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook