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[–]thecastleofaghhh 5 points6 points

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In Waves is a great album too. I think that the band has really defined their sound with Shogun and In Waves. Shogun focuses more on flashy guitar solos where In Waves is more anthemic and focuses on crafting more memorable songs. Both are great, but I have a special love for In Waves. My recommendation is to check out Forsake not the Dream, Caustic are the Ties that Bind, and the Title track.

[–]Live2Shred 0 points1 point

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Built to Fall has been my favorite single so far. Caustic is my favorite on the album, such a beautiful song. Black, Dusk Dismantled, and Inception of the End are all worth a listen, too.

[–]Roseland 2 points3 points

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IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNN WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVES

[–]erix84 2 points3 points

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The Crusade is what got me into Trivium and now it's my least favorite album. You're spot on with Ascendancy and Shogun, I'd say In Waves ius probably my third favorite Trivium album.

[–]NoTimeForFools 0 points1 point

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I agree but strangely, saying third favorite sounds worse than what it is. They're all good and really close.

[–]erix84 0 points1 point

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They're all good, just saying I'd put IW in the middle somewhere.

[–]dozza 2 points3 points

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for me its shogun that's my favourite album, because I love the mythological theme of it, and also, it has some absolutely great tunes; shogun itself, kirisute gomen, and torn between scylla and Charabdis, are all up there

[–]tomtomx2 2 points3 points

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The bridge/solo section in He Who Spawned the Furies is fucking heavy. My favorite song on the album behind Shogun and Insurrection.

[–]erix84 0 points1 point

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You can't mention Shogun and not talk about Down from the Sky... probably my favorite song overall, the intro is fucking epic, and when they play it live everyone goes nuts.

[–]dozza 0 points1 point

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never had a chance so far to see them live :(

[–]Live2Shred 0 points1 point

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This. That's the song that got me into Trivium (I was late to the party, I know). That whole album is glorious! Check out Dystopia by Iced Earth, I got the same "epic" vibe from it that I did from Down From The Sky.

[–]teroo92 2 points3 points

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Shogun is simply perfect. It still amazes me that they can pull off songs like Scylla live. Matt's solo there is just brutal

[–]DarthPumpkin 1 point2 points

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Off the first album, I only ever really got into Ember to Inferno.

If you only look at one for Ascendancy, the first Trivium song I ever listened to was Like Light to the Flies and I fell in love.

For Shogun i would definitely recommend Throes of Perdition, one of my all time favorites from the band. Also check out Down from the Sky.

In Waves took me a little longer to get into. But it grew on me after a while. Some stand out ones were In Waves, Black and Caustic are the ties that bind.

[–]Live2Shred 0 points1 point

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I agree with every word, friend. Except I enjoyed In Waves as soon as I listened to it. I love how each album is so different, yet similar. This band has a ton of talent and I don't think it gets enough credit.

[–]DistributorOfPain 1 point2 points

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I agree largely with you summarization except, for me, Shogun is my favorite album: Kirisute Gomen, Down from the Sky, Throes of Perdition and Shogun are probably my most oft-played Trivium songs. You're absolutely right about liking The Crusade if you're into Thrash.

At first, I didn't like In Waves but it really grew on me. For me, this is one of the rare albums (Metalcore or otherwise) that I like more as a whole than in individual songs though there are plenty good examples of the latter in this album (In Waves, Built to Fall, Drowning in Slow Motion, A Grey so Dark and Shattering the Skies Above being amongst my favorite).

So yeah, I think you hit it pretty well on the head.

[–]lAbstractedl 0 points1 point

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I don't understand why this is getting downvoted. It's one persons' view and opinion. Why the negativity?

[–]Zahninator[S] 3 points4 points

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People have asked for guides for Metalcore bands. I made one and it gets downvoted. Makes no sense to me. Reddit needs to add a poll system so we can vote on what album is best.

[–]lAbstractedl 0 points1 point

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I saw that post. I thought that this was a very good insight to each of Trivium's albums. You have my upvote. I enjoyed it.

[–]Dwesk 0 points1 point

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Just a question to OP, haven't you listened to In Waves on youtube? like this ?

[–]Zahninator[S] 2 points3 points

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Yes I have but i feel as though I haven't listened to it enough to give it justice.

[–]Bumblebee__Tuna 0 points1 point

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Your honesty is appreciated. From what I gather from your other comments, I think you'll like it. It's a beautiful album, but get the deluxe version since it comes with two gems: A Grey So Dark and a bad ass cover of Sepultura's Slave New World.

[–]Live2Shred 0 points1 point

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....is Trivium really considered Metalcore?

[–]Zahninator[S] 0 points1 point

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What would you classify them as?

[–]Live2Shred 1 point2 points

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Good question... I have no clue! Some of their songs have strong Metalcore influences, others have thrash, but most are have their own unique sound that's very difficult to label. Personally, I'd classify them as metal, but don't let the guys at /r/metal know that.

[–]nssone 0 points1 point

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What In Waves has that I don't particularly hear in the previous albums was the crunchier post-hardcore riffs accentuated by the thrashier metal style they're known for. IMHO, the song 'Black' lack the lyrical substance I'm accustomed to from most of their previous work. All around a good album, but not something you want to hear when you want to know the core sound of Trivium.

For reference, I've been listening to Trivium since 'Like Light to Flies' was first being played on internet streaming stations.

[–]Bumblebee__Tuna 0 points1 point

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I thought the same thing when I first heard Black, but once I found out what the meaning of the song was (I think Matt explains it in an interview), I gave it another listen and loved it.

[–]schwarzekrieg 0 points1 point

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I picked up Ascendancy on a whim after it was released (I'd heard good things about it, hadn't listened to any of the singles though) and was blown away. Still spin it from time to time.

Hated The Crusade and couldn't get into Shogun, but I did enjoy In Waves, even if it doesn't come near Aacendancy. It honestly felt like Trivium playing radio-metal ala modern BFMV, but they did it really, really well.

[–]schwarzekrieg 0 points1 point

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dat typo

[–]mac548 0 points1 point

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It took a little while to get into Shogun, but eventually I realized just how amazing it is. Just keep giving it a shot. But I can understand you hating The Crusade. It isn't for everyone, but there is no way you can listen to Becoming the Dragon and not think it is a great Trivium track.

[–]mac548 0 points1 point

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I just got into Scylla. I didn't really like it before, but I'm starting to see why people like it.

[–]radd_it 0 points1 point

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listr provided as a convenience, downvote to have it removed.

[–]KissTheBlade 0 points1 point

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Their first album was one of the albums that got me into metalcore. It will always be one of my favorites.

[–]FeelsToWaltz 0 points1 point

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I love In Waves but I struggle to get into their previous albums. I enjoy a few songs here and there from Ascendancy and Shogun but that's it. If In Waves is a sign of things to come then I can't wait for their new album.

[–]G0R3 0 points1 point

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We forgot about Down from the sky didnt we.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EApnhO2OIrw

I totally agree with your statement about Ascendancy. I had always been a hits kind of guy until this album came out. I am able to listen to this album all the way through without skipping once. The only time I fuck with the player is when I want to hear that brutal fucking song one more time!