Best Trivium Albums


The Top Ten

1 Shogun

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

Shogun to me feels like the best elements of all the albums before it put into one album. Everything feels perfectly balanced, and no songs on this album feel weak.

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.

2 Ascendancy

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.

Vote guys, come on

3 The Sin and the Sentence

My first Trivium album, just nostalgic and amazing

This album is almost a best of when it comes to Trivium

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

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.

4 In Waves

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? - Jetticus12

I agree. Best album by far.

5 Vengeance Falls

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

A Trivium album is always better than the previous. This is no exception.

Strife. Just listen to Strife, and you will HAVE TO MOVE THIS ALBUM UP! - Jetticus12

6 The Crusade

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.

This album is way better than people remember it. It should be above Vengeance Falls and anywhere around In Waves.

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

7 Silence In the Snow

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.

Such a great album. I know there isn’t any screaming but the music is incredible as always and he can sing everyone! Love this record

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.

'Silence In the Snow' might be my favorite album of all time. It’s an absolute masterpiece. From the soft instrumental "Snøfall" to the outro of "The Darkness of My Mind", everything sounds on point. Matt Heafy's vocals are amazing, and while some people were disappointed by the lack of screaming, I personally love it. The title track is a song that I can listen to all day. The video is also really cool, aside from Matt Heafy's nose bleeding (that’s just gross). The song is my second favorite on this album. "Blind Leading the Blind" has a great chorus, and is a phenomenal song. Too bad the video is disappointing. "Dead and Gone" has a pretty weird sounding intro, but is another great song. "The Ghost That's Haunting You" is my favorite on the album. Everything about it is perfect. "Pull Me From the Void" is severely underrated. The chorus is really catchy, and the verses are fantastic. "Until the World Goes Cold" is somewhat overrated, but is still an amazing song, and has a ...more

8 Ember to Inferno

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. - Illuminati323

Ember to inferno is trivium's sixth beat album...haha yeah

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