Tristana are a band from Slovakia that original started out as more of a power and speed metal band but have evolved into more of an extreme and alternative metal band with the new release and this is a review of their 2015 album "Virtual Crime" which will be released on March 31st on Bakerteam Records.
A very heavy sound that mixes electronic music and nu metal together start off the album along with a good mixture of melodic and aggressive vocals t hat also have a black metla tinge at times being brought onto the recording a few seconds later and the riffs and solos also bring in a decent amount of melody quite a bit throughout the recording.
Synths when they are utilized bring a progressive metal feeling to the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and you can still hear a little bit of the bands power metal past in some of the vocals at times while the music goes for more of an aggressive direction and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and a later track also brings in a brief use of female vocals.
Tristana creates a very original sounding recording taking elements of extreme, nu and alternative metal and adding in a touch of power metal to create a sound that is original but would still be mainstream enough for the masses and while I usually do not enjoy this style this band is very good at what they do and actually make this genre sound more tolerable for once, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Tristana are a very decent sounding mixture of extreme and alternative metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fallen" "Beg For Death" "Killer" and "Haunting Fever". 7/5 out of 10.