The beloved heavy metal band, Trivium made their debut to the world on October 14, 2003 with Ember To Inferno.
The band's front man, Matt Heafy was only seventeen years old when this album was written and recorded, and they re-released the album again in 2004 to include demos of a couple tracks. Those two songs are "The Deceived" and "Blinding Tears Will Break The Skies", and they both were late re-recorded for the band's next album, Ascendancy which came out in 2005.
Fun fact, the instrumental introduction and outro to the album are actually the same song. "Inception The Bleeding Skies", which is the intro to the album is "A View of Burning Empires", which is the outro for the album, played backwards.
Something interesting I found regarding this album was that they were a lot heavier than they are now. Obviously they're still heavy, but I feel like they screamed a lot more on this album than I have heard through out most of their work over the years. They've grown to be less heavy per-say and more melodic.
Though I must say, they have aged gracefully, and even this album, while very different from newer works is very well done. That being said, I'm not sure I can pin point a song I liked more than any other. All of it is good, in its own ways. If you haven't heard this album, you just may want to. Just to see how much they've grown.
While enjoying the progression, be sure to see where they are now! Near the end of the month they will be going out on tour with Sevendust and Like A Storm. During said tour, they will be performing at several festivals around the US as well. Those festivals are Earth Day Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock N' Derby! Further information can be found on Trivium's official website.
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