Minneapolis trio powers through metal-tinged post-rock on EP.
I generally avoid all things that are "post" something or another, but Trita may have been lurking my Spotify.
If you grilled the band members on their interests and inspirations, they'd probably give you something extremely different that what I'd come up with. That's the fun in discovering new music, it challenges the idea of what the listener is comfortable consuming.
Trita varies their attack and that benefits both listener and artist. Capable of building a soundscape, not just sounding like a droning mess, Trita brings to mind a lot of artists that I haven't listened to in many years, many of which might not even sound particularly like the Minneapolis trio.
When the band wants to build, they do. When they want to play straight forward, they do.
Listening through this EP forced me to dig a bit deeper than just throwing around some contemporaries or mainstream sounds. I had to dig back through old Isis when the guitars lead you forward, listen to some Haste when the distortion rises with the screaming voices, remember Tool's "Lateralus" when some basslines shine. I thought frequently of Goes Cube, which is a band I love.
Trita stirred up some sounds that had laid dormant in my mind for many years. They did it well. This EP was released in September of 2017, but hopefully it isn't the last we've heard of these guys. Four songs probably isn't enough and now I'll have to spend the rest of the day listening to all those other artists I listed to fill the space.
by Daniel Coughlin