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The Valley of Dry Bones
Trinity is a throwback band, owing a lot of their sound to progressive 70’s rock in the vein of Kansas, ELP, or Greg X. Volz-era Petra. There are also some straight ahead rock influences a la DeGarmo & Key. The Valley of Dry Bones is a collaborative effort between Francisco Roman (guitar), Tony Cecere (bass and synthesizers), and Dan Bennett (drums and percussion). All three sing and contribute songs to the album.
The opening track, “The Accuser,” is one of the better tracks. Musically, it evokes Kansas’ “Closet Chronicles,” while confronting Satan head on:
And in my desperation“I Believe” is a paraphrased version of The Apostles’ Creed, and “I Am” is a picture of God, who He is and His role in the lives of His followers.
Trinity strikes me as a band that played in churches and local coffeehouses and heard “You guys are pretty good, you should do a CD.” And they are just that – pretty good. They don’t quite have the chops of their influences, but this is not to say the album is without merit. Rather, it should as a springboard to better things, not an example of where they hope to go.
Brian A. Smith