I was talking to a friend recently and we were discussing all the bands we used to listen to and how the tastes have changed. The name that struck me most was Trivium. They were apparently considered to be the “Next Metallica” by many music magazines, whatever that means. Nonetheless, they are a good bunch of lads who put together jaw dropping Metalcore music. Formed in 2000, Trivium has certainly has only gone one way and that is up. Thus, after our conversation I went back and downloaded their new album VENGEANCE FALLS. It was rather different from their previous work but heavy.
Have they gone a bit commercial? Yes, but don’t just close the media player just yet. It is not bad rather Trivium are approaching the league of extraordinary metal bands.
Overall it is a good album, I liked this one more than In Waves, but the only thing this has on the downside is the comparisons with Trivium’s older albums. The upside it that it is different and in no way similar to Shogun or Ascendancy. Commercialization is not necessarily bad and Trivium proves it right here. The vocals throughout are some of Matt’s best work and the guitar and drums are decent too. Backing vocals have improved overall. In all, I’d suggest a listen and let me know how did you find it.
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