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A Breathtaking Performance

Posted on February 12, 2008

The first review of the new Trivium is in… and it’s a whopping 9 out of 10! The below review is from Planet Loud… “Having been around for over four years and having shared stages with metal heavyweights like Danzig, Iced Earth and Machine Head, you’d except the Roadrunner debut from Florida metallers to be something of a cracker. And, fuck me, it is just that. Blasting you with both barrels, it would seem that this New Wave Of American Heavy Metal scene has found itself a new star. With solos that come from listening to the early Metallica albums waaay too many times, Ascendancy sets its stall out early on with the relentless Rain. Pounding kick drums and a groove the size of a mountain, you can sum everything that is great about this album up in the first five minutes. However, that’s not to say that the thrashers shoot their wad that early on. Far from it. Instead, they maintain the fury for the duration of the album – through the grinding battery of Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr and onwards until the ferocious Declaration brings this metal masterpiece to a close. Sure you can pick up the influences of bands like Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory and Unearth albums but there is something about Trivium that makes the experience of listening to their rage, all that more satisfying. Vocalist Matt Heafy, at the wise old age of 18, gives most metal vocalists a run for their money with some of the most corrosive vocals you’ll hear on a metal album while also managing to switch to a cleaner more melodic style when the music calls for it. A breathtaking perfomance from a kid who is almost a decade younger than most of his peers but, like his band, ten times better! So metal they shit early Metallica albums!”

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