An album abstrusely out of any context because the context is itself! “T.R.E.S.” is a title that can already be traced in the previous album of the Genoese band as well as derived even from the novel “Il Pendolo Di Foucault” by Umberto Eco, as well as being a reference to the number 3 and all its eschatological meanings. This is therefore the third album of the band which was ready many years ago but has never seen its definitive completion. After twenty-five years the ritual is completed, reviewing the material left in the drawer. Combining the cover and the lyrics to the sum and definitive music of Malombra, we arrive at something with a vast and even dispersive meaning. From references to classicism and esotericism, as to gnostic symbolism, “T.R.E.S.” is an abstruse but flowing and fascinating flow of gothic, doom, prog and hard rock. T.R.E.S.” more than an album it is the union of intentions, knowledge, art, signs. Who composed this work says “A practice of sweat and effort where every note, every passage, every resolution represented a goal. The overcoming of an individual limit that the individual could never have hoped to achieve without the crutch of the collective». Let us now abandon the conceptual discourse which is loaded with significance and perhaps also with expectations and let us review the music slightly. An hour and more precocious with a noteworthy production and a robustness of sound made with a precise cut and respecting the individual instruments. The singles, in fact, emerge in the collective which expresses a noble sound message, refined indebted to the Italian-style prog. “Malombra” also approaches the Goblins in certain moments and manifests a hard rock/occult rock that infuses body to eccentric sound fugues, such as “Cerchio Gaia 666” or the spectral “Baccanalia”. A gothic/doom decadence emerges around, monstrously evident in “Fantasmagoria 1914”, or krautrock terms as in “La Sola Immanenza”. Not a simple album because the lyrics are a strong part, heavy in the whole, but an album where the music, the words and the musicians are something all together. Count them, they are three!