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Trivium - In Waves [Single]

Trivium - In Waves [Single]

Roadrunner Records

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Last Edited by: Jack Stovin July 1st, 2011.

EGG WHITES. I’ve ruined it already for you, sorry. Someone did it to me and I therefore have to pass on the fact that this song is now ruined. If you have absolutely no idea what I’m on about, go right on down and have a clickedy-click on the video for Trivium’s new single, “In Waves”:

Once you get to the actual song in the video (I know, 7 minutes is a pretty hefty video, but stick with it), the Floridian metal powerhouse explode into screams of “IN WAVES!” or as you may now hear it “EGG WHITES!”. You may think this is just ferocious noise, as Trivium did previously say this would be their heaviest number to date, but then we get a lovely, smooth singing section with tsunamis of melody (did you see what I did there?!).

This is, of course, Trivium’s first album without former drummer Travis Smith, although they did record “Shattering The Skies Above” for God of War III with their new sticksman, Nick Augusto. But that wasn’t proper studio album stuff, if you get me - this is the real deal. This is the point where Nick Augusto’s drumming skills are truly tested. And, of course, the new-look Trivium; mature, intelligent, iron fist metal, with Matt Heafy leading the charge as ever, his guitar-twin Corey Beaulieu by his side, and bassist Paolo Gregolotto.

Wave upon wave upon wave of crushing riff and beautiful melody.
I’ve been looking at the comments on this video and I’ve seen a lot of negativity surrounding “In Waves”. For example, the one that stood out to me the most was: “This is disappointing. I never thought Trivium would play queercore. R.I.P. Ascendancy”. Strangely enough, it’s not the “queercore” element that I’m going to contest, because it doesn’t need contesting at all; it’s actually the “disappointing” element. To me, this is far from disappointing, “In Waves” is exciting. Do you really want a repeat of Ascendancy or Shogun? Hell no! I want something new, innovative and something to look forward to.

“In Waves” is a taster of what is to come. Personally, I cannot wait any longer to hear In Waves as a whole album. If it’s anything as good as the title track, we’re in for a real treat. Wave upon wave upon wave of crushing riff and beautiful melody. People said Shogun was the summit of Trivium’s mountain of success. But, guess what: we’re still climbing.

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