Trivium are a still-young band making big strides in the metal world.
The Floridians debuted in 2003 with
From Ember To Inferno, an accomplished
(if typical) metalcore album that at times drew comparisons to bands
with vocalist Matt Heafy performing the usual shouting while mixing
in a few clean harmonized chorus lines.
Perhaps sensing the glut of metalcore bands that were (and still
are) coming out of the woodwork, Trivium has taken some steps away
from that genre, as evidenced on their next two releases,
particularly 2006's The Crusade.
Heafy has traded in his standard metalcore shouting for a vocal
style that closely resembles James Hetfield, at times frighteningly so.
And that's not the only comparison to
as the songwriting often borrows liberally from prime Metallica
thrash, though there are still areas where a more modern riff
The resulting marriage of 80's thrash and modern sensabilities might
well propel this band to superstardom.