"Looking For Someone" is still toda the perfect track to introduce the listener to the Genesis universe thanks to its catchy melody and inserts gradual of all instruments. The hints of flute and acoustic guitar give the song fairytale atmosphere that characterizes all disks of Gabriel era and that will be decisive in making even more "popular" music group. "White Mountain", populated by strange characters and romantic sound of a twelve-string guitar. The five British scions appear earnest and focused on the music, despite the young age, "Visions Of Angels" blends themes sentimental, religious and sumptuous sounds of keyboards designed to explode into a dizzying crescendo. Equally amazing is the interlocking guitar and piano on "Stagnation", Steve Hackett is not yet in the band but the elegant atmosphere folk are already a trademark of the group. "Dusk" draws rarefied mellifluous ("The scent of a flower, the colors of the morning, friends to believe in"), but with the closing "The Knife" that Genesis move the first step towards the legend. The closing track is a long, martial ride when the guitarist Anthony Philips (another great artist forgotten too quickly) anticipates the central role of the guitar that will be the Steve Hackett's fingerprint.
"Trespass" lends itself to multiple interpretations, as many influences that characterize it: far from monolithic prog of Yes and the experimental ambitions of King Crimson, Genesis can rely on other qualities such as compelling vocals of Peter Gabriel, the texts of a religious or fabulous, the typical English atmospheres, as well as a high level of technical but devoid of any self-ambition. Noteworthy then cover with its references to song titles, fun trick that many bands will be follow in the future. These were the Gabriel-era Genesis and "Trespass" it is, if you want, a delicious appetizer.