The Three Tremors, featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens, Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin, and Sean “The Hell Destroyer”, will release their new album Guardians of the Void on the 5th November, 2021 via Steel Cartel Records.
We quite enjoyed the debut album of The Three Tremors saying that:
One look at The Three Tremors and it’s easy to think that this might be an idea that works better on paper. One listen though and you’ll likely to be head-banging away. It’s a slab of old-school metal backed up by a set of voices that rightfully can be called iconic. There might be a feeling that the album might be focused too much on vocals but they get the balance right mostly. Only on occasion are the vocals a little too dominant and high in the mix.
The Three Tremors aren’t looking to break the mold here and there really shouldn’t be any kind of expectation for anything ground-breaking. It’s an album of hyper heaviness and not much else but leaves a sense of satisfaction.
That was at the start of 2019 and a lot has changed in the world since then but you know who haven’t changed? The Three Tremors, as they bring us another meaty slab of anthemic heavy metal.
Though that’s not to suggest they are just repeating themselves here. Guardians of the Void isn’t a major shift in sound or direction but it is a more refined and developed listen. The Three Tremors have taken what worked for them and focused on that. One major improvement is how the three vocalists bounce off each other and blend their performances together. Instead of it sounding like everyone is just trying to get their shit in, each voice matches the tone and segment of a track perfectly. Even when they’re all singing together!
Another improvement is how the voices are far less domineering and the guitars/drums get time to be showcased in all their glory. It’s a much more balanced listen and is all the better for it.
That being said, there are few surprises here. The Three Tremors begin hot and rarely cool off. Fast and frantic, powerful and meaty, epic and punchy; all the heavy metal terms you can think of can be attributed to this album. Simply put, it’s shit that makes you want to head-bang.
Highlights include the thumping Bone Breaker, the grandiose chunkiness of Crucifer, the thrill ride that is I Can’t Be Stopped, the methodical heavy groove of Catastrophe and the metal rager that is War of Nations.
It’s a very satisfying blast of heavy metal.
The Three Tremors – Guardians of the Void Full Track Listing:
1. Bone Breaker
2. Guardians of the Void
3. Kryptonian Steel
5. I Can’t Be Stopped
7. Operation Neptune’s Spear
8. Chained to the Oar
10. Wickedness and Sin
11. The Fall of Rome
12. War of Nations
The Three Tremors - Guardians Of The Void (Steel Cartel)
The Final Score - 8/10