Best Trivium Albums
The Top Ten
No. As much as I love Ascendancy and In Waves, none of them have the musical qualities that Shogun does. Shogun combines the metalcore-styled screaming and melodies of Ember and Ascendancy with the thrash based elements of The Crusade. The result: a masterpiece in modern metal. Shogun perfectly demonstrates Trivium's technical ability and songwriting ability. I mean, listen to the title track. 11 minutes of pure musical genius! I'm sorry, but Ascendancy is nothing compared to Shogun
Glad to see this album sitting at the top. Their previous album scared me off a little bit (I liked them for being a great metal core band, not a Metallica imitation) but this release brought me back into the fold. Hell, I even went back and listened to the crusade and started to warm to it a bit more. This album is just so strong. At the time, some people considered it to not have many standout tracks but I think people confuse that with it simply being very consistent.
The second to none and stellar riffs of Kirisute Gommen to the magnum opus of Shogun the final track. This album is goosebumps from start to finish. It's just an absolutely perfectly produced album with the tailored quality of the early Metallica, where you cannot just help but listen to the album straight through. Ride the, Master and... And Justice with a blend of modern core elements and influences. Regal vocals, brilliant vocals and musicianship. Ever since I first listened to this album I've been bragging about it to everyone who will listen. It has even broken up a relationship because I listened to it over her. I have listened to it several hundred times to date. I never listened to the Special Edition until Spotify. Even on there it's my favorite and most listened to album and music.
Yeah, this one has it all. I do like their current approach on 'Vengeance Falls' and their upcoming release, but this disc demands that you invest your time into it, and after countless listens you realise that it what outstanding musicianship is on display. Blistering solos, brutal double-kick, immense riffs, great vocals, and it has substance unlike their previous output. This album is the one where they found their feet and smashed it out the park. Quality cd.
My introduction to trivium - and it is at the top 10 albums of all time for me
This album was awesome! My second favourite album next to shogun but honestly it does some stuff better I found the mix of clean vocals and screams were the balance I wanted from them and on top of all that this album came out on my birthday.
I think that this album it the best produced, the most blended stylisticly, and the most accurate representation of what Trivium want to be in every way
Best album since shogun? Best album including shogun! The best of every album combined into one.
Incredible start to finish. May be better songs here and there on other albums, but this crushes consistency. Also, Pull Harder, Decieved, Like Light... those all could be their best song
Unbelievable creativity, great riffs, memorable songs. It's more metalcore oriented, which, in my opinion, is a way to go for Trivium. Trash oriented albums never quite did it for me. Also, In Waves is such a great album because it was written in a similar manner as Ascendancy, in terms of ambient, creativity and energy.
Shogun was rated number 1? Ascendancy is a Metal Album for Legends. When this album came out metal gods that had been in the business for a long time would be hard pressed to release anything of this caliber! Don't get me Wrong Shogun is a great album but nowhere near the degree of Ascendancy.
There are few albums you can listen to from start to finish and declare every track a hit. This is one of them!
Every single song on this album is absolutely amazing. This album is basically shogun and ascendency combined into one, with both of the best parts. In my opinion there are no weak tracks at all, great solos, and the song structures are perfect. Silence in the Snow had nothing special, and Sin and the Sentence was great, but its weakness was the generic sounding solos. Vengeance falls basically just tried to be this album and failed for the most part, it doesn't match the pure musical genius that this album shows from beginning to end.
Utterly fantastic album - includes Forsake Not the Dream, what I consider to be the world's most perfect metal song
Great Album. I like a bunch of Trivium Albums but this one is my favorite
Why? Why is this not 1st?
The best album Trivium has made. (My taste) It is melodic catchy and hard hitting at the same time. I don't know why people don't give this album more respect. This album doesn't have any weak song and the quality is amazing!
1. Vengeance Falls
4. In Waves
5. Silence In The Snow
8. Ember To Inferno
9. The Crusade
By the way I like all the albums expect The Crusade. All the albums are different and great in their own ways.
Every song on this album is a work of metal art. It combines strong Gress of progressions and beautiful melodic leads that create A powerful instrumental unlike anything I've ever heard. To back it up the lyrics on this album are very well-thought-out and Matt Heafey clearly went all the way with his vocals. The guitar solos on this album are melodic, fast, accurate, and credibly intense. The two bonus tracks on this album are quite possibly the best bonus tracks that I ever entered my eardrums. Vengeance falls as my personal vote for the best album of 2013!
It's a masterpiece! Heafy's vocal skills in this album are tremendous.. Songs like through blood and dirt and bone, strife and brave this storm make this album even better
Silence in the Snow is a departure from a lot of what was unique about the Trivium sound in the past, and for that it will never be a Trivium fan's favourite album. I personally love the direction that the band is going with their sound because I'm not too much of a fan of the growling/screaming in previous albums. Musically, it can probably be described as more mainstream.
I love the album and I think it's great, but it doesn't have the sound that Trivium had in the past.
Honestly, I prefer Shogun and Ascendancy. This album however gets my vote. Very well written songs, Heafy's vocal coaching has clearly worked well. Though this album is a departure from their norm, it certainly is a step in a very positive direction. In time I am sure this will move up this list. Vote Silence in the Snow.
This is just amazing. Give it time.
Best album for me since I'm not a growls dude
One of the most misunderstood albums in music history. Trivium rose to acclaim with Ascendancy and this was one of the most anticipated records of 2006. What does Trivium do? Create possibly the FARTHEST thing from Ascendancy on purpose, which turned most people off. Listen to Detonation, Becoming the Dragon, Entrance of the Conflagration, The Crusade, Tread The Floods, Anthem, this album really is better than most remember, and definitely deserves more attention.
I'm in love all of Trivium's albums; it all started with silence in the snow as soon as the title track was released, it was great. But this album had me hooked. Every chance I got I was replaying this album. The beautiful complexity of the instrumental, the speed of ignition, the classic sound of anthem, and the epic screams in becoming the dragon were contributors that put this in my top 10 favorite albums of all time.
People hate on this album because of the vocals but musically this is their most solid record and you don't need to scream to be heavy I love this album shogun is a close second
This album is way better than people remember it. It should be above Vengeance Falls and anywhere around In Waves.
Shogun and Ascendancy are my favorites, but Ember To Inferno is better that In Waves the crusade and Vengeance Falls
It tears my eyes to see that Ember To Inferno is less appreciated then The Crusade. 'As this world comes to its grim end, blind pray to God to make them men, as all hopes crumble truth's unveiled, the world we know is an abysmal hell'
This needs to be at least number 4. The Crusade is good, but this is better. Vengeance Falls is not that great, either.
Ember to inferno is trivium's sixth beat album...haha yeah
Straight fire, up there with Shogun and Ascendancy! Have trivium ever let us down?
I've listened to the whole record today, and It's a masterpiece
The new album is very impressive. It deserseves to get to top 5 at least.
I wasn’t expecting it to be as great as it is. It flows remarkably well from beginning to end without a single weak track. Every band showcases their full potential here. A new masterpiece:
2) What The Dead Men Say
3) The Sin And The Sentence
4) In Waves
*big quality gap*
6) Vengeance Falls
7) Silence In the Snow
8) The Crusade
9) Ember To Inferno