Review Summary: My favorite album of all time.
Trivium are my second favorite band of all time, beaten only by Asking Alexandria. All 8 of their albums are masterpieces for different reasons, and Silence in the Snow is not only my favorite Trivium album, but is also my favorite album of all time. It’s usually considered one of the band’s weaker albums, and I’ll never understand why. There isn’t a bad song on the album, and the lyrics are among the best ever written.
The first thing that is great about Silence is Matt Heafy’s vocals. His voice has never sounded bad, but it was on this album that his voice became amazing. He sounds like he’s having fun singing, since there isn’t a lyric on the album that is screamed.
One of the common complaints about the album is the complete lack of harsh vocals, since this is Trivium’s only album without them, but I don’t mind it at all. Matt’s singing sounds amazing, so he doesn’t have to scream. Some people have said that some songs would benefit from screaming, but I disagree. I wouldn’t change anything about any of the songs on the album.
I understand that some people might not be a fan of the more radio friendly songs on the album like Rise Above the Tides, but I don’t care about that. All I care about is the music being catchy and fun to listen to, and every song on the album meets those two requirements.
There are some songs on here that sound like they were made for the radio like the aforementioned Rise Above the Tides, Until the World Goes Cold, The Darkness of My Mind, and Blind Leading the Blind, as well as some darker and heavier tracks like the title track, Dead and Gone, The Ghost That's Haunting You, and Beneath the Sun, and the contrast is one of the things that I love about the album.
Overall, Silence in the Snow is, in my opinion, the best album of all time. I love it so much, and thing that it gets a bad reputation because of the lack of screaming. I think that this is an album that any metal fan should listen to at some point of their life. It’s not overly long, and is a very fun listen. Silence in the Snow gets a perfect 5/5.
Here’s how I would rank all 12 songs on the album (excluding the opening instrumental Snøfall):
1. Cease All Your Fire
2. Until the World Goes Cold
3. Pull Me From the Void
4. Silence in the Snow
5. The Darkness of My Mind
6. Rise Above the Tides
7. Dead and Gone
8. The Ghost That’s Haunting You
9. Blind Leading the Blind
10. Breathe in the Flames
11. The Thing That’s Killing Me
12. Beneath the Sun
Thank you for reading my review, and I hope you have a great day.