Song Review: Trivium "Silence In The Snow"
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:05:17
Florida titans return with best single yet.
Trivium give heavy metal exactly what it's been begging for with "Silence In The Snow," the title track of their seventh full-length album, Silence In The Snow, out October 2nd via Roadrunner Records. This is what the genre should sound like. The best way to describe the song is it's as if Metallica made Master of Puppets or Iron Maiden created Powerslave in the 21st century. The track retains the epic bombast and crisp clean sonics of heavy metal's golden era, but the delivery is fiery enough for the Snapchat age. This could appeal to both fans of Avenged Sevenfold or Megadeth, and that's remarkable.
The track's bludgeoning bass groove from Paolo Gregoletto pummels elegantly in tandem with Mat Madiro's drums. Corey Beaulieu shreds up entrancing leads that are as bombastic as they are bright. At the center of this charge, Matt Heafy's voice ascends to heavens occupied by Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford, yet it's got its own inflection and inimitable inectiousness. The soaring refrain will ignite festival grounds worldwide as audiences sing back. Heafy's vocals really take center stage, and he's a hell of a singer and guitarist. He's actualized the energy of their debut Ascendancy and 2013's fantastic David Draiman-produced Vengeance Falls with newfound poise and power.
Trivium show everybody that metal is alive. Not only that, it's healthier than ever as "Silence In The Snow" reflects its hypnotic beating heart under the storm. This is their moment. Modern hard rock has found the heroes it desperately needed. The new titans are here and stronger than ever.
Watch The Music Video for "Silence In The Snow"
'Silence In The Snow' from Trivium is released October 2, 2015 on Roadrunner Records.