Any band whose appreciation of music is broad enough to encompass the likes of Dissection, The Misfits, Iron Maiden, The Doors and Type O Negative is unlikely to be interested in recycling other people’s ideas.
Emerging from the Swedish death metal abyss in 2004, Tribulation immediately stood apart from what was already a crowded scene. Their exhilarating 2009 debut album “The Horror” earned praising reviews. Their much awaited 2013 follow-up “The Formulas of Death” saw the band beginning to spread their wings further, its 75 minute playing time offering a more epic and colourful approach than its predecessor, the progressive touches resulting in an almost cinematic journey while displaying abundant aggression and occult overtones.
Yet even with such a glowing track record, their new album The Children of the Night is guaranteed to turn the heads of both newcomers and the initiated alike. Remarkably Swedish, the combination of foreboding death and black metal with vintage rock/metal as well as even dark wave influences sees Tribulation offering nods to bands such as the aforementioned, while nonetheless always refusing to fall into mere mimicry.
Tribulation always touch the emotions of the listener. At a time when the metal enthusiast is faced with a constant stream of releases, this album stands alone; to listen to it is to be swept up in its grandeur and majesty.
The track "In The Dreams of The Dead" from the new album was premiered at Metalhammer and can be heard here: Metalhammer - Tribulation -In The Dreams of The Dead
TRIBULATION live in Europe 2015:
FR 17.04. Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Neurotic Deathfest
SA 18.04. Aurich (Germany) – Schlachtfest XV
FR 01.05. Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz + At The Gates
SA 02.05. Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline + At The Gates
SA 30.05. Alvesta (Sweden) – Muskelrock
SU 31.05. Bristol (UK) – Temples Festival
18-20.06. Halden (Norway) – Tons Of Rock
19-21.06. Clisson (France) – Hellfest Open Air