Again, the upcoming months are going to be great for metal. As I was checking out Facebook I saw Trivium announced the release of the track In Waves off their upcoming album scheduled for release sometime around August. This is good news for those of us in England who will catch Trivium opening for Iron Maiden in August (yes, that’s me and I am rubbing it in a little). We might get to hear some new stuff live which will be great. According to Roadrunner Records, Trivium has been working on this album for quite some time…about a year and a half. Now, last time a band (Metallica) took a year an a half to record an album it worked out quite well. I am not comparing Trivium to Metallica, I’m just sayin…
Personally, I do like Trivium a lot because these dudes remind me of old school no frills metal. Now here are my thoughts on In Waves. First of all the song is really well done. I am willing to bet that this is probably one of the weaker songs on the album because I believe the record company is going to try to market the album to as wide a metal fanbase as they can. According to some blokes on YouTube, this happened with the song Dying In Your Arms...which is the closest thing to a ballad Trivium has ever done…and metal chicks like that song. I can tell from the response when I see Trivium live. I will chalk the release of In Waves up as record company trickery, but no matter the reason for releasing this particular song, it is a good solid rocking Trivium song. I think this new record is going to be some serious metal from the Tampa, FL boys. Here is the YouTube clip for your listening pleasure. It already has almost 7K hits in one day. It just goes to show metal fans are the MOST dedicated music fans in the world.
This week’s theme is about bands that I love and the first song from that band that started it all. Since I am still pressed for time for a couple more weeks I will limit this post to probably about five or six songs and their accompanying videos, if there are videos out there. Believe me this one could go on and on.
Lately I have been thinking about songs that were the hook to get me into a band; some of which I still love to hear more than 20 years later. So without further adieu, here is the list.