Tribulation debuted in 2006 with an EP and followed that up with
their proper first album, 2009's The Horror, a fantastic slice of
prime Swedish death metal that put them on the map.
Yet four years later, the ironically-titled The Formulas Of Death
signalled a significant change, forgoing most of the brutality of
Horror and instead moving into a more relaxed gothic rock/metal mold,
with only the gruff vocals a true reminder of days of yore.
They followed that with The Children Of The Night in 2015,
and just like that, Tribulation were no longer a death metal band.
It's still quite rare in the metal world
for a band to slide from one genre to another
over the course of a career, and these guys deserve full credit for
doing so pretty seamlessly, embracing and extending their sound
with each successive album,
while not entirely abandoning their roots.
Recent album: Hamartia,
released on April 7, 2023.