Triaxis are as close to a local band as Hammerfest 2013 gets – this isn’t the Welsh band’s first Hammerfest, and we’d bet our bottom dollar it won’t be their last.
Triaxis, who appear over on the second stage, have songs that are swollen with full-bodied bombast and dissected by chugging riffs and precision solos. Frontwoman Krissie battles through a sore throat and delivers Rainbow Rising-era Dio vocals even on the less notable songs in their set. Closing track, ‘Black Trinity’, closely follows in the footsteps of Maiden in its guitar structure but does absolutely no shame to its influential forebears, proving to be the highlight of the afternoon.
Triaxis @ Hammerfest 2013 setlist:
Sand and Silver
Under Blood Red Skies
Some Things Are Worth Dying For
…And Shadows Creep