Trinity is the third (and presumably final) album from Finnish progressive/power metal band Revolution Renaissance. This is the band that guitar wizard Timo Tolkki formed after leaving Stratovarius. Tolkki is joined by members of Hammerfall, Aquaria, Firewind and Takara.
There is a bit of controversy surrounding this album. Tolkki announced just before it was released that it was going to be the last Revolution Renaissance album due to lack of interest, and the band recently claimed that Tolkki didn't actually play any guitar parts on Trinity. Allegedly the guitar work here is the work of producer Santtu Lehtiniemi. Apparently the band is going to continue in some form, and based on this album I don't blame them. Hopefully their songwriting skills match their musical chops.
Anyway, back to the album. As you would expect, Trinity sounds quite a bit like a classic Stratovarius album (Visions maybe), and has that cold, Finnish progressive/power metal sound that Stratovarius pioneered and bands like Sonata Arctica and Excalion perfected. It's a melodic album that also boasts some very technical musicianship (especially on the 10-minute title track). The guitar work is absolutely incredible (whoever it is playing), and the vocals are quite good as well. It's still weird to hear Timo (or a Timo stand-in) playing without Timo Kotipelto on vocals, but Takara frontman Gus Monsanto does a great job.
Controversy aside, if you like the Finnish style of progressive/power metal, you'll want to hear Trinity. I'm going to be very interested to see where both Tolkki and the rest of the band end up.
Update - In a recent interview, Tolkki confirms that he did indeed perform the guitar parts for this album. He also announced that he is working on an "all-star" project called Symfonia, which will feature former Angra vocalist Andre Matos and former Helloween drummer Uli Kusch, among others. It sounds very promising.