A Minor Prelude - Triumph - Never Surrender
Label: Peacock - 1157 • Format: Cassette Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Hard Rock
One would think that Canadian hard rock power trio Triumph would be in exceedingly high spirits after earning their fourth consecutive platinum album with 's career highlight, Allied Forcesbut the residue of their most grueling bout of worldwide touring yet had actually left the band physically and creatively exhausted.
Unfortunately, one had only to peel back the deceptively buffed surface veneer applied to Never Surrender 's songs to glimpse Triumph 's halfhearted effort underneath. Take Rik Emmett 's token effort at a majestic radio single, "A World of Fantasy," which certainly adheres to type with its fetching chorus and dense vocal harmonies reminiscent of Styxbut nevertheless sounds like a slightly impoverished cousin to former hits like "Lay It on the Line" and "Magic Power.
Even no-fuss, driving rockers like "Too Much Thinking" and "Writing on the Wall" emanate a palpable lack of passion. And since the ploddingly paced "Battle Cry" is anything but more of a moaning trucethe only track that really gets the blood boiling is drummer Gil Moore 's "When the Lights Go Down," whose simple yet emphatically delivered blues riff easily makes up for its cornball lyrics.
Three instrumental interludes of little consequence are also Slaughtered Priest - Slaughtered Priest - World Wide War across the album A Minor Prelude - Triumph - Never Surrender a thinly veiled time-consuming ploy, and offer just as much proof that Triumph were wanting for endurance and inspiration throughout Never Surrenderthe first -- albeit largely camouflaged -- warning of their soon to be declining fortunes.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Track Listing. Too Much Thinking. A World of Fantasy. A Minor Prelude. All the Way. Battle Cry.
Overture Processional. Never Surrender. When the Lights Go Down. Writing on the Wall. Epilogue Resolution. Too Much Thinking Triumph. Spotify Amazon. A Minor Prelude Triumph. All the Way Mans World - Loudon Wainwright III - More Love Songs. Battle Cry Triumph. Overture Processional Triumph. Writing on the A Minor Prelude - Triumph - Never Surrender Triumph.
Epilogue Resolution Triumph.
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