Back in 2013, Trivium released their sixth studio album, Vengeance Falls. Despite being an American band, this album actually was released in Japan first, on October 9, 2013, then the UK on the 14th, and then finally the US on the 15th through Roundrunner Records. The album did very well world wide, peaking at number two on both the US Rock & Metal Albums, and US Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums charts.
We've had this album for a while, and have heard bits and parts of it in the past but sitting down to review it was the first time we ever properly listened to both the instrumentals and the lyrics fully. We were most definitely not dissapointed, it was quite the contrary actually. You hear their singer, Matt Heafy pour his very heart out about life struggles, including anxiety, and just other internal battles. Hearing something like that is always incredible, but there's something about the way he personally does it that really makes it obvious why this album has been loved so widely all over the world.
"Strife" especially is one of those tracks that you just have to respect and know people all over the world can relate to it. Its about anxiety, and trying to find a calming balance in life. With anxiety being such a common struggle, this is one of those songs that you just know is going to make thousands stop and say, "That's it! He just put it into works!" That's the magic of music -its what feelings sound like. This is a perfect example of that magic.
The entire album is awesome, and if you haven't heard it before, we highly recommend you do. Since the release of this album, Trivium has released one other album, called Silence In The Snow. Be on the look out for a review of that in the near future here on Immortal Music.
You can catch Trivium on tour now with Invasive and Vial 8 or Excessum and Wild Fire at different dates through February 20 all over North America. They also will be performing in the UK this March, Japan and Australia this April, before heading back over to the US to perform at many festivals. The festivals include the annual Earth Day Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock N' Derby! For further information, such as even more tour dates we did not mention, head on over to Trivium's official website. If you want more information on the festivals, please head over to their websites.
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