In Waves
Style: Modern Metal
Release date: 5 August, 2011
Playing time: 51:20

Trivium is to me the quintessence of a modern metal band; no other band defines the new sound that combines old skool thrash riffs with modern sounds like them. And even though their first couple of albums surely had their moments and showed a band with a clear vision, things really didn't come together until their third album; "The Crusade", which catapulted them to stardom. They followed that album with an equally strong album in "Shogun" in 2008 and now they are back with their fifth album entitled: "In Waves".

The powerful, intense and aggressive modern metal they have created this time lives up to my expectations and they are still clear of the rest of the pack. The guitar riffs rip, the leads are breathtaking, they combine fast and furious parts with melodic parts with ease, Matt Heafy sings better than before, his control has in the aggressive parts is amazing and the production is flawless.

But I do feel this album is missing one key component; the epic song like "Into the Mouth of Hell We March", "Kirisute Gomen" or "Anthem (We are the Fire)" is missing. But that is really just me nit-picking because this album proves why Trivium is ahead of the rest and this album is bound for fame and fortune.

"In Waves" is da shit and one of the best albums of 2011!


01. Capsizing the Sea (1:30)
02. In Waves (5:02)
03. Inception of the End (3:48)
04. Dusk (3:47)
05. Watch the World Burn (4:53)
06. Black (3:27)
07. Skyline (4:51)
08. Built to Fall (3:08)
09. Caustic are the Ties that Bind (5:34)
10. Forsaken Not the Dream (5:20)
Chaos Reigns (4:07)
12. Of All These Yesterdays (4:21)
13. Leaving This World Behind (1:32)

Label: Roadrunner Records
Distribution: Warner Music
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: 20 July, 2011