Throw back to August 2011! Between August 2 and August 9, Trivium released their fifth studio album, In Waves around the world. The album managed to reach number one on three different US American charts, and broke the top 100 worldwide. So, over all, I would say that's quite the success.
The lead single, and title track, "In Waves" was released on May 21, 2011, and while it stood as decent introduction to the album, I wouldn't have made it a single. There's nothing special about it to me, if I'm honest.
Now the second single, "Built To Fall", hell yes! I see the appeal! Its about taking someone down, assumably after they've done you wrong. You feel yourself falling apart, but instead realize they're the ones who are the problem, and you just want it to end. The chorus says it all, really. "Take away every single pain that infects each and every day. I will bury you once and for all. You're a monster, you're built to fall."
It also touches on the whole topic of feeling for the person, but at the same time, totally letting go with just one lyric. "I don't want to hate you, but you killed off everything in my heart." That's probably the perfect way to tell someone you're done when enough is enough.
Another stand out track to us was, "Incepetion Of The End", because it empowers people to keep going even when they think its hopeless, even when they're scared. "Don't lose focus, because we are half way there. Incepetion of the end, sacrifice all your fear." There's just something about that lyric that really speaks to me and I greatly enjoy it.
This album, along with a bunch of other works from Trivium is very good and we are looking forward to hopefully seeing them at the 2016 Fort Rock Festival. You can hopefully see them too somewhere near you, because they have a lot going on.
Starting on March 20, they will be performing all around the UK with Heart of a Coward and As Lions. They then have dates in Japan, and Australia before coming back to the US to play festivals such as Earth Day Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock N' Derby!, and tour with Sevendust and Like A Storm. For further information, please check out the respective websites and Trivium's ofical website.
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.