florencethemachine wrote:Genuine question incoming; Has anyone ever seen Trivium live or listened to enough of their music to hold an informed critical opinion? I know three or four songs by them and I don't like any of them.
I basically want just want to validate my own opinion of them without having to listen to their discography.
The songs I know are:
Pull harder strings martyr
Down from the sky
If the rest of their tracks are in a similar vein to the ones listed I will steer clear.
You've pretty much listened to a good selection so I guess if you didn't like anyone of them then they won't be up your street. Although I will say that having seen them live they are really good, alot heavier and good at hyping up the crowd.
Ember to Inferno= metalcore, sometimes they play a track or two off it but only occasionally.
Ascendancy= Metalcore with a bit of a "thrashy" edge, I would imagine a good 4/5 songs will be played at the fest. "Martyr", "dying in your arms", "Like Light to Flies", Ascendancy, Drowned and Torn Asunder and "Gunshot" are usually the tracks they play off it.
The Crusade= the "sell out" album, the one they were accused of trying to be Metallica. Usually only play "anthem" from the album.
Shogun= Guitar orientated album with progressive elements thrown in. Probably the least "Trivium" sounding album. Normally only play "Down From the Sky", "Into the Mouths of Hell we march" and "throes of Perdition"
In Waves= Heavier version of Ascendancy basically. The tracks they normally play off the album are normally: In Waves, Black, Watch The World Burn, Inception of the End, Dusk Dismantled, Built to Fall.
Vengeance Falls= Basically In Waves pt II, hopefully the new album will be out before BOA so they play less off this album as it's their worst one. Strife is the only song I'd come close to recommending.