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Tragedian: Seven Dimensions
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Tragedian: Seven Dimensions

Power Metal
3.0/5.0

Formed nearly two decades ago by American guitarist, songwriter, and producer Gabriele Palermo, Tragedian has been consistently releasing a new studio album every four to five years since 2008's Dreamscape. While a personal project, Palermo has been assisted in his recordings by musicians across the metal universe, from the States to the larger European theater. In 2021, Palermo returns with his fourth Tragedian studio album, Seven Dimensions which includes three new participants: Dawid Wieczork on bass, Denis Scheither on keyboards, and Joan Pabon on the microphone. Guest vocalists include Wade Black and Zak Stevens.

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Being my first experience with Tragedian, perhaps maybe for you as well, here's the skinny on their metal sound. Tragedian plays, essentially, heavy power metal, wherein all things rev up quite quickly to a speedy gallop and groove and then culminate with a Palermo guitar solo (or several throughout and arrangement). It's a simple formula of some redundancy with, perhaps, some minor variations here and there. This recipe is obvious and self-evident within Forevermore, Rising Rage, Aloness, Darkest Days, and Out Of The Dark, which features guitarist Dan Palmer from Death By Stereo and Zebrahead. It's riffs plus rhythm section plus speed equals guitar solo. The end.

Some minor variations arrive with the more synth symphonic Bringer Of Dreams, which has a lighter acoustic/electric guitar start before ripping into power metal, and Forces Of Light, a power ballad that turns mostly on piano and vocal arrangement. As for Palermo's guitar performance, his solos are as fast as the power metal, but seemed to have the same sharp tone across the album. Maybe the most difficult element to endure was Joan Pabon's vocals. He can certainly screamo, but I'm not sure if he can actually sing. I could pass on this album just because of his vocals. Seven Dimensions also includes three rearrangements of songs from 2013's Decimation: Destiny, Crying In The Rain, and Para Siempre, a Spanish version of Forever.

All said, and simply, Tragedian's Seven Dimensions offers metal fans predictable, and repititive, galloping heavy power metal featuring Gabriele Palermo's equally energetic and speedy guitar solos. Check out the video and support the band.




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The Bottom Line

All said, and simply, Tragedian's Seven Dimensions offers metal fans predictable, and repititive, galloping heavy power metal featuring Gabriele Palermo's equally energetic and speedy guitar solos. If this sounds good to you, support the band.

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