Trial play Classic Heavy Metal full of songs and steel.
The vocals are melodically clean and employ some very nice harmonies. The singer belts out the tunes with power and class. I really like his voice.
The songs on Vessel are very well written and performed. Trial are a clearly a professional band with a high quality threshold. These tracks are memorable even on their first spin and subsequent listens really allow them to get under your skin.
Trial have elements of Epic Heavy Metal, which comes out in the longer length of some of their tracks, as well as a slight Traditional Doom Metal feel to some parts of the songs.
There’s a good amount of variety on this album and the band show they have what it takes to produce enjoyable songs no matter what tempo they play.
Each song has a lot of content and there’s no filler to be found at all. They save the best track for last with the 13 minute epic Restless Blood. Quality.
The production is modern enough to be crisp and punchy but warm enough to not rob the band of any of their heart.
Trial are at that perfect sweet spot between old and new, giving them a timeless air. This is Heavy Metal as it should be played in 2015.
Vessel is a really enjoyable Metal album and I definitely recommend getting your hands on it.