Trivium
The Crusade


3.0
good

Review

by bfmv15 USER (1 Reviews)
January 29th, 2008 | 112 replies | 5,067 views


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: All in all Trivium's new sound is pretty good, this album gives you a mix of trivium's older heavier riffs and some of their newly adapted old school riffs. If you only liked trivium for their screaming vocals don't buy this album.

2 of 5 thought this review was well written

When Matt Heafy said he wanted to take trivium in a different direction i thought oh no.. another decent band is 'changing' there music, this could be disastrous. But Matt has taken Trivium to be pretty much Metallica clones, the resemblance between metallica and trivium now is unmistakable. Its almost as is Matt has listened to James Hetfield vocals and tried to mimic him. But this isn't entirely a bad thing, if you are a fan of Metallica you will have either on of the following outlooks on the crusade, one being: what the hell i might as well just go listen to Metallica, or: hey these guys are like the modern day Metallica that are gonna be around for alot longer than the aging Metallica are. Trivium have really just taken Metallica's sound and sped it up, a lot. Travis smith is still one of the fastest drummers to use a double kick, his intense drumming helps once again in giving trivium there blinding speed, while Matt and Corey play there thrash and metal riffs giving the original trivium sound without the screaming vocals, which sometimes i tend to miss.

The Crusade kicks off with 'Ignition' already getting you into the fast pace of the rest of the album, and you can tell by the chorus Matt has been working on his clean vocals, the song is a great introduction to the rest of the album, and has a great riff that will probably get stuck in your head.

'Detonation' was a bit disappointing its sounds similar to ignition just with the vocals sung in a kind of annoying rhythm. The song seems to repeat the annoying riffs, the decent ones are gone in a flash.

'Entrance of the conflagration' is a great track the clean chorus is going to get stuck in your head like a lot of the songs on this album, and the bridge/solo gives an old 80/90's thrash metal feel which they do fantastically.

'anthem (we are the fire)' brings the sound from the solo of entrance of the conflagration, but this time the whole song is old school metal.

'Unrepentant' sounds like one of trivium's older heavier riffs just minus the screaming, once again the clean vocals are done very well in the chorus, after listening to this song a few times it grows on you.

'Sadness will sear' is the first slower song on the album, and for a good reason. The song is boring and repetitive. The slower pace doesn't suit them at all.

'Becoming the dragon' wakes you up with an extremely fast solo intro and gets you back into the rocking mood. The breakdown in the middle of the song is awesome for all you fans who miss the screaming this song is for you.

'To the rats' is thrash metal at its finest. Once again the song has a breakdown in the metal of it blending thrash with hardcore, this song isn't the greatest, but a fine display that trivium can play thrash riffs as well as anyone.

'This world cant tear us apart' is trivium saying "hey look if we're not successful metal band we could be a boy band", the lyrics are like something from a backstreet boys song. Skip it.

'Tread the floods' makes up for the last song, it has an awesome riff, and pre chorus, but by now the whole album is just starting to blend together.

'Contempt breeds contamination' is really just sadness will sear with some faster riffs in it, the chorus is enough to make u listen to it a couple of time the verses aren't.

'The rising' is the best old school metal song on the album, this is could easily be mistaken for an old metallica song it's so similar . The whole song is a poor attempt of re creating the master of puppets sound.

'The crusade' is the best instrumental metal song I've heard in a long time, although its repetitive, its still awesome and an awesome track to finish off the album on a good note.


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    Locrian (1.5)
    A swing and a miss....

    Kronzo (3)
    Trivium has managed to make a solid release here with some wild solos. But some "expirime...

    Jorn van Schaïk (2)
    Not the classic that it was hailed to be. This album stood the test of time rather poorly ...

  • Trivium (2)
    Let me start by saying, it has taken me 8 months to realize it, but this album barely dese...

    wakeupdead (4)
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    ForcedIn (3)
    A not-quite-golden return to 'The Era of Thrash'....

    fuggenwaggles (2.5)
    Trivium has showed that they had potential on Ascendency. The Crusade show's that they kn...

  • SadlyMisinformed (3)
    Definitly not the masterpiece it was hyped as, but an enjoyable listen for the mainstream ...

    Mike Stagno EMERITUS (2)
    ...

    Drunken Viking (1)
    Instead of taking the normal road of progressing musically and actually making listen able...

    Shadows (1)
    Wait, what’s going on? Wasn’t Master of Puppets released in 1986? When did Metallica h...


Comments:Add a Comment 
Crimson
January 29th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This is not going to go down well here...

FR33L0RD
January 29th 2008



1461 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Sorry, i dont like this album

rattlehead42147
January 29th 2008



1345 Comments


ATTENTION:




10 REVIEWS IS ENOUGH


That being said, the review needs a lot of work. Its pretty crappy tbh. and this album pretty much sucks but i think Detonation had potential to be a great song.This Message Edited On 01.29.08

rasputin
January 29th 2008



14517 Comments


The grammar, punctuation, and spelling of this review is horrendous. Please go through it with spell-check or something.
Also, a quick lesson, one which I have given on this site before.
There: A PLACE
Their: POSSESSIVE ie. ...their dog.
They're: Shortened form of THEY ARE.
You mix them up in the very first sentence.
This review is very, very average.

bfmv15
January 29th 2008



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hey thanks for the tips, this being my first review and being done at 3 in the morning probably makes that a recipe for a pretty crap review. Hopefully i shall get better..

HighandDriving
January 29th 2008



3261 Comments


This band blows.

Digging: Nightmares - Suspiria

rasputin
January 29th 2008



14517 Comments


I sure hope you do. Another tip: write the review, then leave it for a while, like maybe a day. When you come back to it, it won't be fresh in your mind and you'll spot mistakes and clumsy language easier.

bfmv15
January 29th 2008



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ok awesome thanks man, thats a really good tip

BallsToTheWall
January 29th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Yeah, agree with their tips. Albums got a few good tunes but world can't tear us apart is ridiculosy bad.This Message Edited On 01.29.08

beans
January 29th 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

this album=bad & enough freakin reviews
the review=also bad

bfmv15
January 29th 2008



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

righto well i dont really give a fuck, this'll be my first and last review. Cant really be screwed writing another 20 reviews just to get approved, i'll stick to reading not writing..

Crimson
January 29th 2008



1935 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Don't be too harsh on him, it's his first review, besides, the first paragraph isn't too bad, even if the spelling and literature is a bit poor.

^lol, never mind then.This Message Edited On 01.29.08

rasputin
January 29th 2008



14517 Comments


Saying it's his first review isn't a good enough excuse. I've seen many first reviews that have been miles ahead of this. There are some who'll be critically constructive, and others who won't, it's something he'll need to get used to.
bfmv, there's nothing stopping you from writing, but if you put in such a minimal amount of effort, don't expect people to not criticise your review.This Message Edited On 01.29.08

hermitspancho
January 29th 2008



278 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

reznor said it bfmv15,don't give up ...get better.You had the balls to have a go once take the advice given and have another crack ....Album is bloody awful btw.

BallsToTheWall
January 29th 2008



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

^^^ what Hermit said. I had the balls to write a s club 7 review with the risk of getting negged the shit out of, and you know what, I did but doesn't matter, it was one review.

beans
January 29th 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

ok maybe i was a little hard, my first review blew too so keep it up man, just read some good reviews and try and learn something from them, dont give up man

bfmv15
January 29th 2008



7 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks guys, really sorry about the crap review. i signed up last night and straight away saw that i could write a review so i went for it (at 3 in the morning). If i do another review it will have a lot time and effort in it. And I'm sure choosing one of the most controversial bands didn't help my case.



Yazz_Flute
January 29th 2008



18764 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

It's not that bad for first honestly, i wont vote.

But dude, Detonation and Unrepentent are EASILY the best on the album, you put them down :sad:

Digging: Cormorant - Dwellings

rasputin
January 29th 2008



14517 Comments


Yeah, I was going to say that reviewing this band wasn't a good confidence booster in your review writing. Trivium is not very well liked on this site, so a below average review for it is bound to get flamed to oblivion.
Try writing again, but take into account what we've already said, especially about reading other reviews. You'll get a good idea of what is expected of a decent review by reading what has already been posted. It won't take you long to get the hang of it, as long as you want to write good reviews, you'll be able to write them.

beans
January 29th 2008



2332 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

lol fo sho like i said my first one was crap too
but im thinking about going back and making it better



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