Trivium
In Waves


5.0
classic

Review

by mmawilkinson82 USER (2 Reviews)
August 5th, 2011 | 54 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A wonderful metal album overflowing with creativity and showcasing the best of Trivium's talents

Trivium are a band that divide a lot of people.
On the one hand you have the fans who love the riffs, screams and thundering drums yet on the other hand you have the detractors who criticise them as Metallica wannabes.

Firstly, I want to make it known that I am a huge Trivium fan but even I was tentative about In Waves. I felt 2006 album The Crusade was a letdown in terms of flair, continuation yet Shogun brought back a lot of the admiration I had for the band and their music.

Imagine my glee when a few weeks ago, Trivium "leaked" title track In Waves - full of fist pumping metal guitar riffs, guttural screams and new drummer Nick Augusto's excellent drumming. Then came Dusk Dismantled which I absolutely love - particularly frontman Matt Heafy's incredible new screaming.
Finally we had Inception of The End which showed a mixture of the sound from Ascendancy and Shogun - perfectly complimenting the two albums and their influence on Trivium's current writing style.

In Waves is a brilliant album which balances itself perfectly between the sound of Ascendancy and that of Shogun. Combining brutal screams, chugging guitar riffs and thunderous drums - In Waves is about as complete a catalogue of Trivium's music as you could wish for.

A couple of the tracks are easily Trivium's heaviest yet - A Skylines Severance and Chaos Reigns but the most surprising thing is that they have nailed a ballad-of-sorts in Of All These Yesterdays which shows off Heafy's much improved clean vocals.
Caustic Are The Ties That Bind is a great balance of heavy and melodic with some of the best lyrics on the album and a brilliant solo.

Trivium have most definitely shaken off the "Metallica-wannabes" tag which has followed them around since their emergence on the music scene and In Waves has not only closed that door but has ripped up the rule book and written three words at the top - Trivium is back!


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BigHans
August 5th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This will eat at least 15 negs

FilthyBorgir
August 5th 2011


1334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

what Hans said.

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
August 5th 2011


19067 Comments


Change is a double edged sword. Will you be the one wielding that sword, or will you fall upon it?

Digging: Objekt - Objekt #2

Restrikted
August 5th 2011


1889 Comments


Trivium blows anyway.

Parallels
August 5th 2011


6643 Comments


It will fall upon 15 negs.

Scoot
August 5th 2011


17914 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

this would have come in handy for tinychat last night

Digging: Renounced - The Melancholy We Ache

RosaParks
August 5th 2011


15047 Comments


"Oh, bother"
-Winnie the Pooh

Killahit
August 5th 2011


311 Comments


God this review is worse than the crusade

RosaParks
August 5th 2011


15047 Comments


zing

Killahit
August 5th 2011


311 Comments


IMAGINE MY GLEE WHEN A FEW WEEKS AGO...

Okay, we don't care about your glee. We care about how the album sounds in your opinion. Lotta choppy sentences, but I'll pos because my computer freezes whenever I neg.

Killahit
August 5th 2011


311 Comments


haa

pjquinones747
August 5th 2011


766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I love Trivium but this review......no...just no....

Killahit
August 5th 2011


311 Comments


almost to 15 negs

Killahit
August 5th 2011


311 Comments


I'd rather fall on it, then get struck by lightning

Then re read this



I know that i'm a shitty reviewer, but this just sucks

Yazz_Flute
August 5th 2011


18875 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I hope the cast of Glee covers the title track.

Digging: DIR EN GREY - Arche

FilthyBorgir
August 5th 2011


1334 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I hope the cast of Glee covers the title track.


lol "INNNN WAAAVVVVVVVVEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS" *operatic version*

lessermaster
August 5th 2011


85 Comments


LOL at this review

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2011


8945 Comments


This will eat at least 15 negs


16 negs reached! :]

and I didn't even neg it yet!!

south_of_heaven 11
August 5th 2011


5438 Comments


mmawilkinson82

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FearThyEvil
August 5th 2011


12758 Comments


^Lmao



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