Many, many Metalians complain about "Victory", the third album of the Edenkoben based Brotherhood TRANCE, that it was no Power Metal, bot "Farmer Metal" at best. What should I say? Maybe: Shit on it! Take your opinion and shove it where the sun won't shine!!!
This CD is one of the best albums that ever was, is and ever will leave the German steel smithy, hell yes. Even better than the previous album "Power Infusion" we get hit after hit, gem after gem. Especially the fantastic "Break The Chains", introduced with the much scoffed at spoken word part and containing equally simple and effective guitar riffs and melodies, is still a guarantor for good mood.
With TRANCE we did not get many surprises back then. Simple riffs, hymnic melodies without bombast, here faster, there slower, but always directly on the twelve. German quality. And the foam on the beer has been/is the nasal vocals of front buck Lothar Antoni. Simple, tooth-cracking "hit it-over-and-out" Metal has been played by most German Metallers in the 80s, but TRANCE had been the uncrowned kings of this style, hell yes! (Online August 23, 2003)