Power of Metal.dk Review

Daniel Trigger
Infinite Persistence
Style: Hard Rock
Release date: 21 September, 2012
Playing time: 54:31

With seven studio albums in the discography and 15 years in the music business, Pure Rock Records releases the British musician and producer Daniel Trigger latest work 'Infinite Persistence'. Daniel handles vocals, bass and keyboards on the album. The other musicians on the album are: Sally Trigger (wife, vocals) and Jez Trigger (brother, bass), Adam Bennet (bass), Dave D'Andrade (guitars) and Jerry Sadowski on the drums.

There is no doubt that Daniel is a musical craftsman, but the mix of pale and feeble songs with bland expression in the sound and only three memorable melodic rock songs results in a rather pale album. I had difficulties giving a higher rating. It doesn't lift off somehow. Maybe the production is the weak part, because several songs have the potential to be killer tracks. Something vital and important is missing in the cake.

I like the guitar riffs from Dave on 'Sell my Soul'. 'Losing My Faith' is a heavy rock song that starts very strong, but loses pace at the end right after the guitar solo and limps at the end. 'Rain' has big potential initially with a heavy intro, but flows out into an awkward and buttery sleeping pill.

The vocals isn't the main reason why I've decided to give this disc more evaluation time than necessarily. I searched for something I must have missed on 'Infinite Persictance'. I gave up. There are only these three tracks that has the little extra power and groove: 'Promised Land', 'Pendulum' and 'Synthetic Celebrity'. The closing song is a ballad, 'Last Breath' and it was quite liberating somehow. I think our musical compasses doesn't point in the same direction. I've heard worse, but I've really tried to get Daniel's musical work into my head. For me it became a failure.

Comparing with other melodic hard rock albums this month, this is far behind.

01. Sell My Soul
Losing My Faith
Alone Tonight
Breathe Again
Synthetic Celebrity
One Way Mirror
Promised Land
Lay It On The Line
12. Last Breath
Label: Pure Rock Records
Distribution: SAOL/H'art/Zebralution
Artwork rating: 72/100
Reviewed by: Patrik Skoglund
Date: 9 September, 2012
Website: danieltrigger.bandcamp.com