ARTIST:

TRIVIUM

(UNITED STATES)
TITLE:

IN THE COURT OF THE DRAGON

(2021)
LABEL:

ROADRUNNER RECORDS

GENRE:

THRASH

TAGS:
Screaming vocals, Technical
"With ten albums and more than twenty years of career, Trivium confirms on "In The Court Of The Dragon" its role of leader of the metalcore scene."
DARIALYS (12.10.2021)  
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"In The Court Of The Dragon" is the tenth release of Trivium, released on Roadrunner Records on October 8th. Musically, this new opus is in the line of the previous ones and starts in a thunderous way with the eponymous title carried by Matt Heafy's screamed vocals, an ultra-sustained rhythm and surgical guitar phrasings. Metalcore obliges, the heaviness of the verses is nuanced by catchy and melodic choruses like on 'Feast Of Fire', 'In The Court Of The Dragon' or the thundering 'Like A Sword Over Damocles', extremely technical, sometimes looking at Avenged Sevenfold in the very melodic guitar playing.

After a beginning of album globally in the continuity of the repertoire to which the band accustomed us, the second half of the disc offers some surprises. 'The Shadow Of The Abattior' is for sure one of the highlights of the record, at 7 minutes long. The title puts forward a deeper and more restrained voice, with clean guitars. It will be necessary to wait for the half of the title to take another turn more aggressive and incisive. The sounds and the technicality of the developments can confer the label of progressive metal to this epic track. The longest track of the album, 'Fall Into Your Hands', and its almost 8 minutes, evokes Gojira on the chorus, and confirms the compositional qualities of Trivium when they experiment a little more and dare to free themselves  from the codes of metalcore, qualities confirmed on the last track 'The Phallanx' which closes the album in the best way.

But it's the cleanliness and the perfect execution of each instrument, of each nuance, which is enough to bluff the listener on this album which, in addition to being solid in terms of writing, is a true demonstration of instrumental mastery. The versatility of Matt Heafy's vocals is not to be outdone and is in perfect symbiosis with the work of the quartet.

With ten albums and more than twenty years of career, Trivium confirms its role of leader of the metalcore scene and even finds a salutary revival on some more progressive tracks totally coherent with the rest of the album. Let's see if this experimentation will be confirmed or not in the future...


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TRACK LISTING:
01. X
02. In The Court Of The Dragon
03. Like A Sword Over Damocles
04. Feast Of Fire
05. A Crisis Of Revelation
06. The Shadow Of The Abattoir
07. No Way Back Just Through
08. Fall Into Your Hands
09. From Dawn To Decadence
10. The Phalanx

LINEUP:
Alex Bent: Batterie
Corey Beaulieu: Guitares
Matt Heafy: Chant / Guitares
Paolo Gregoletto: Basse
   
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