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Gyromania
August 4th 2011


16145 Comments


Well, I have these things to say:

- There's a clear formatting issue in the fourth paragraph that you'll catch if you take a quick glance.

- "and whilst this is very much a Sepultura classic the main difference can be found in the vocals, being screamed throughout." - the comma in this sentence isn't necessary.

- The concluding paragraph seems to end a little abruptly and could do for a stronger finish, and the comma here: "radio rock, pop metal community." should be substituted for a '/'

The review's informative and mostly well-written though. You may even get a feature if no staff or contributors cover it.

ShadowRemains
August 4th 2011


21693 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

1 song is too much trivium

Jesuslaves
August 4th 2011


4658 Comments


Has Heafy learned to scream yet?

TheFantasticDangler
August 4th 2011


1192 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

This really shouldn't be compared to BFMV...

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Emim
August 4th 2011


26675 Comments


it's not even very many suns

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2011


7127 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

You may even get a feature if no staff or contributors cover it.

A feature would be a first for me thanks Gyro, going over that 4th paragraph now.
And i'll strengthen that conclusion.



omgraptors
August 4th 2011


820 Comments


I think this is a mix between Ascendancy and Crusade. Shogun has been dropped out of the equation this time around.

TheFantasticDangler
August 4th 2011


1192 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I would agree, except the Crusade was so thrashy, and there is pretty much no thrash present on this at all.

RosaParks
August 4th 2011


15056 Comments


I liked this a lot more than I thought I would. Nice to see the band progress

WashboardSuds
August 4th 2011


5043 Comments


After receiving much positive feedback (as well as negative) from their previous release Shogun


consider meshing this into After receiving mixed feedback from their previous release just so it can flow better

From the hit or miss sounds from The Crusade and the over “Metallicisation” of Heafy’s lyrics to the titan effort Shogun listeners’ didn’t know what to expect.


consider rephrasing this somehow, I can't explain how but it's rough to read

There are still the driving riff patterns, technical and fast guitar solos, the screamed and clean vocals not to mention the inclusion of newest member Nick Augusto who provides an intelligent percussive onslaught without going over the top.


break this up a bit, either put a comma after vocals or start a new sentence there. the mentioning of a new member is a bit inconsistent with the rest of this sentence's content

This stops tracks meshing into each other and ensures this album is seen in a positive light.


put "from" after tracks

‘Chaos Reigns’ reigns show much of the Ascendancy meets The Crusade sound.


extra reigns after the song title

Also ‘Leaving This World Behind’ brings back features of the band’s past work ‘A View Of Burning Empires’ from the band’s debut full length release and gives new life to the instrumental track.


this sentence should be rephrased a bit

and thats that! hope it helps man.
pos on the review

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omgraptors
August 4th 2011


820 Comments


a grey so dark must be the catchiest song here. I don't know what its doing as a bonus track.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2011


7127 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Cheers Suds, still quite the Irving lol : ]

TheSpirit
August 4th 2011


18005 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Shogun was their best and this isn't horrible but it's pretty disappointing to see a more streamlined Trivium as opposed to the direction they were previously headed in. Also, this has nothing in common with the Crusade at all, this is essentially a pop album is heavy guitars and occasional screaming.

omgraptors
August 4th 2011


820 Comments


It's a step back from Shogun no doubt about it.

CrackeTheSkull
August 5th 2011


744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"Has Heafy learned to scream yet?"

Not really no. It stills sounds a little bit overdone. It isn't as obnoxious as it was in the first two albums, though.

Seems like he might have done some damage to his vocal chords because it sounds throatier and less powerful here, which might actually work out for the better in the long run...

RosaParks
August 5th 2011


15056 Comments


i think his screams are better here

Zyborggian
August 5th 2011


28 Comments


Well I suppose Australia is usually a country where stuff is released after most countries so its only fair its released there earlier...

Carnifex
August 5th 2011


1918 Comments


As a big Trivium fan, I find this album a solid addition to their catalog. It doesn't break any new ground as you stated in the review, nor does it top Ascendancy or Shogun for that matter. I feel that it's definitely something to please the fans, whether they be fans of the pseudo-thrash or the more melodic ballads.

CrackeTheSkull
August 5th 2011


744 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

If you take it for what it is then yeah it's enjoyable.

I'm biased against it because I prefer the more technical approach that they took with Shogun, but for a radio-metal album it's actually pretty well done.

"Of All These Yesterdays" is probably the only straight up ballad Trivium has put out that I've actually liked, come to think of it. Great song.

I can't see myself ever giving it anything higher than a 3, though. Doesn't seem like it will stand the test of time very well.

Carnifex
August 5th 2011


1918 Comments


I have to give it another listen before I rate it, but it's probably going to end up in the 3-4 range. I preferred the direction they were taking in Shogun as well but seeing as how long this record is (I listened to the special edition) I believe it's well-rounded.



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