Tragedy And Triumph are a solo project from Germany that plays a melodic mixture of viking, black and death metal and this is a review of his 2021 album "Where Mountains Rise And Hearts Fall" which will be released on June 18th by MDD Records.
Acoustic guitars start off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while the vocals are mostly death metal growls. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them along with the screams also bringing in elements of black metal when they are utilized.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style while keyboards can also be heard briefly on a couple of tracks. A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the classic Swedish style along with the acoustic guitars also returning on some of the later tracks as well as one song also introducing clean Viking vocals onto the album.
When the music finally speeds up a small amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard along one song also also adding in a brief use of Viking war samples as well as most of the music also sticking to a mid tempo direction and as the album progresses a small amount of clean playing can also be heard, a later track is an instrumental and also very long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Vikings and Paganism themes.
In my opinion Tragedy And Triumph are a very great sounding melodic mixture of Viking, black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I, Triumphant" "Beneath the Howling Gate" "Ride For Revenge" and "Where Mountains Rise And hearts Fall". 8 out of 10.