Trivium drop "The Phalanx"

2021-10-01 by Toondude | 43 Comments
Trivium have officially dropped the third single, entitled "The Phalanx", which comes off of the band's upcoming new album In The Court of the Dragon. The album is scheduled to drop next week on October 8th.

The music video accompanying the song is in collaboration with The Elder Scrolls Online in promotion of the game's newest Chapter, "Gates of Oblivion".

Listen here:


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g40st
October 2nd 2021
592 Comments


Pretty bad.

Pretty, pretty, pretty bad.

nash1311
October 2nd 2021
3666 Comments


First 3 minutes are pretty bad and the back half is cool

Hatework
October 2nd 2021
228 Comments


Is this a video game trailer or something?

tellah
October 2nd 2021
998 Comments


they shoulda just opened this song at 3:15 lol

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
October 2nd 2021
16145 Comments


This is kind of big 4 thrash worship mixed in with something that wants to be progressive and the lyrics don’t know where they want to go.

Koris
Contributing Reviewer
October 2nd 2021
12912 Comments


"they shoulda just opened this song at 3:15 lol"


Agreed, it's like they stitched two completely different songs together and should have just stuck with the second one instead

Tundra
October 2nd 2021
6821 Comments


Underwhelmed

Shiranui
October 2nd 2021
846 Comments


The opening phrases into these solos are pretty cool. Wish these guys would experiment a bit more with the lead-writing, though. Also, i can't with the marching beat as an outro, ever.

Toondude10
October 2nd 2021
14758 Comments


I thought this was great tbh, excited for this record to drop

parksungjoon
October 2nd 2021
39229 Comments


this band still exists?

Mythodea
October 2nd 2021
7027 Comments


Nothing special, but well executed. I find them fun, had a blast with their last two albums, so I'm waiting for another decent, honest work. Not groundbreaking, of course, but hey, doesn't need to be.

RadioNew03
October 2nd 2021
89 Comments


This song sort of slaps it could definitely slap a bit more, but the back half slaps more for sure

nash1311
October 2nd 2021
3666 Comments


they shoulda just opened this song at 3:15 lol

Exactly

valek
October 2nd 2021
385 Comments


Yeah I agree with everyone, I came to say it too, the song should've started at 3:15, after that it's cool.

Storm In A Teacup
October 2nd 2021
36772 Comments


Second half was good

AlexKzillion
October 2nd 2021
13192 Comments


the phallus

AlexKzillion
October 2nd 2021
13192 Comments


This band is so frustrating lmao. First half is them on complete autopilot, second half is some of the coolest shit they've ever done.

God I wish they'd drop the Metallica-on-Octane shtick of the first half and go all in on the faster more technical aspects of these singles/the last two albums.

derkaderka
October 2nd 2021
172 Comments


Second half of the song is Trivium at their best.

Brabiz
October 3rd 2021
1651 Comments


It’s okay

Digging: Anubi - Kai pilnaties akis uzmerks Mirtis

g40st
October 3rd 2021
592 Comments


Y'all need to re-listen to Shogun and Ascendancy if you honestly think the second half is anywhere close to their prime material.

peartnoy
October 3rd 2021
1672 Comments


I agree with what seems to be the general consensus here. Most new Trivium tracks are only decent-ish until the second chorus is done and then they essentially switch songs for a couple minutes and get to do the cool stuff. It works okay but the actual songwriting is sub-par.

For example 4:30 into Sickness Unto You is the grooviest shit but it has 0 thing to do with the rest of the song. Or the tempo changes in Amongst the Shadows and the Stones, Catastrophist and In the Court of the Dragon (to varying degrees of success of course).

Shogun really was their peak. This one should be pretty good in the end but so far it feels 3/3.5 territory for sure.

AssassinSoap
October 3rd 2021
26 Comments


i really enjoyed the whole track. It has some shogun vibes too.

combustion07
October 3rd 2021
9551 Comments


Band has always been pretty eh for me. Remember their track To the Rats was my jam back in the day though and revisiting it now it's still pretty fun. Outside of that I've never really felt like hearing anything else apart from the first listen. Don't think I ever checked Shogun though. Maybe I shall!

Digging: Discarnated - Deus Misereatur

Mythodea
October 3rd 2021
7027 Comments


>>For example 4:30 into Sickness Unto You is the grooviest shit but it has 0 thing to do with the rest of the song

Shit, that thing needs to be made into a 10 hour version

Eons
October 3rd 2021
3389 Comments


the band has always been basic and boring imo, wouldn't bother checking shogun it's like 2 hours of the same shit over and over again

CodyTeubert
October 3rd 2021
1 Comments


Jesus, this website is host to the snobbiest music dudes on the internet.

kodama
October 3rd 2021
18 Comments


It's alright, should really have begun at 3:10. Better than anything they've put out for a while.

kalkwiese
October 3rd 2021
8305 Comments


Don't forget about butt hurt fans, they're a huge group

InFlamesWeThrash666
October 3rd 2021
10271 Comments


Ascendancy is their only good album

Digging: Khirki - ????????

g40st
October 3rd 2021
592 Comments


No

Teal
October 4th 2021
229 Comments


This album is sounding promising. I really like this song and the title track, but bands really, really need to stop releasing closing songs as singles. I hate it.

Teal
October 4th 2021
229 Comments


This album is sounding promising. I really like this song and the title track, but bands really, really need to stop releasing closing songs as singles. I hate it.

starboystargirl
October 4th 2021
624 Comments


Trivium's hit or miss with me, but I do think they've gained some solid upward momentum since the new drummer came along. I think one of the thing that holds them back is Matt's clean vocals. It sound nitpicky, but I just think they ruin every song. His screams are good. Why not just have the other bald guy sing?!

sharkmsc
October 4th 2021
374 Comments


"Jesus, this website is host to the snobbiest music dudes on the internet."

Oh man don't do a self-report like that bruv. Welcome to the gang

Scoot
October 4th 2021
20941 Comments


im amazed they were able to release sin and the sentence at all

Kusangii
October 5th 2021
3400 Comments


Band has been doing the same shit for eternities. It's so painfully predictable.

AlexKzillion
October 5th 2021
13192 Comments


yeah but when it is good it is GOOD

Kusangii
October 5th 2021
3400 Comments


Kinda agree with that actually but it's very rare lol

thedoom
October 5th 2021
517 Comments


idk, the title track for the new album is pretty fucking good.

djaydjay
October 5th 2021
51 Comments


I agree with what seems to be the general consensus here. Most new Trivium tracks are only decent-ish until the second chorus is done and then they essentially switch songs for a couple minutes and get to do the cool stuff.

This isn't really "new" for them, they have been doing it since at least shogun (can't remember crusade well enough to say if it also the case). They put 99% of their creativity into the bridge/break after the second chorus.

The stick hard to their formula: verse/chorus/verse/chorus/creativebreakbridgewithmandatorysolos/chorus. Also EVERY chorus has clean vocals with a melodic guitar line (usually in an octave pattern) below.

Once you've notived it, it kills your enjoyment of the band more than the snare sound of st anger.

PS: but i have to say it has gotten a bit better with the last two albums.

DePlazz
October 5th 2021
3366 Comments


Sounds as if they're trying to make something interesting by mixing up three or four kinds of boring.

peartnoy
October 5th 2021
1672 Comments


I disagree to a point djaydjay.

They did this better on Shogun in my opinion. It's true that they often kicked up the pace during bridges, but to me they felt more integrated and more coherent overall. They kept that in check for Sin and the Sentence mostly too. On the last 2 albums it has been way more obvious and constant. Still enjoyable for sure but the overall writing feels more... arbitrary to me. A collection of parts more than actual coherent songs.

Meborphus
October 5th 2021
18 Comments


Word on the street is that this song is a mash-up of Shogun-era demos, so the comments pointing out that it sounds like two songs sewn together aren't too far off.



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