It’s not often you get an opportunity to see Troyen play live so I was really looking forward to the band’s show tonight. Troyen were active for a few years in the early 1980s and their only official full-length “Finish What you Started” (mainly a collection of songs written in the early days) came out in 2015 just after the band had reunited. And predictably, tonight’s set was taken entirely from that very release.
Maybe it was because Troyen were sandwiched between 2 louder Metal bands but their performance sounded and appeared somewhat weak and the sound quality didn’t help matters either. Nevertheless, Troyen had some fantastic songs to work with (‘Syrian Lady’ and ‘Dreams Never Lie’ being two of them) and all of their songs deal with interesting themes and stories. In the end I got the feeling that Troyen is like a sleeping dragon in that the band has yet to realise its full potential.
Troyen’s set-list: ‘Backlash’, ‘Dreams Never Lie’, ‘Finish What You Started’, ‘Don’t Send Me To War’, ‘Futures Friend’, ‘First Blood’, ‘Syrian Lady’, ‘Crazy Lady’. (I have the impression the last song was omitted due to time restrictions.)
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