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by Trivium
In Waves by Trivium
Released: Aug 2011
Label: Roadrunner Records
These Florida thrashers' fifth set works best when they forgo bellowing and focus more on their finesse with the majestic mathematical structures that Metallica set aside eons ago. "Capsizing the Sea" opens things with an impressive dramatic build, and its oceanic motif carries over into "In Waves"; before long, Trivium are using curt, mechanical riff phrases to force a recognizable rhythm. Intermittent drum-rolls, stutter-steps, near-NWOBHM melodic parts, and the morose ballad "Of All These Yesterdays" follow. The Special Edition adds five bonus cuts, a couple bordering on psychedelic.
CHUCK EDDY
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