Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Lords Of The Trident - The Offering


It's rare that I review power metal on this blog, and it's rarer still that I review USPM. Every once in a while though something cuts through that I realize I need to dig into because it is simply that good. This is how I feel about the new record from Lords Of The Trident, The Offering. The band has crafted a massive release here and one that I think devoted fans across the world are going to find themselves completely obsessed with, simply because Lords Of The Trident have capitalized on their early potential and proven that they are THAT good. 

This album is a huge step forward for the band, with bigger choruses than ever, more glorious and triumphant guitar solos and a general sense that this is in fact what Lords Of The Trident have been working towards for all these years. The execution of this record as a concept record is also incredibly well done. The storytelling is clearly signposted and put together in a way that remains compelling and enthralling throughout. The Offering resonates on a variety of emotional levels, and like I said - really feels like the completion of all that this band has been working at for the past several years in the best possible way. 

The Offering is, at the end of the day, a whole hell of a lot of fun. It's a record that I think underground fans are going to feast on, but more mainstream metal fans will also get something out of. When it comes down to it, good music is good music, and when it's as well executed as this album it's hard not to be thrilled with all that they have done here. This album is a great look at the place of power metal in the scene today, and hearing a band really leaning into the genre with a sense of fun you don't often find is a delight. 

Pre-order the album!

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