Trivium has released their forth studio album "The Crusade" on October 9. With many anticipation from their fans, Trivium promised to roll out thrash metal and would be par with Metallica's Master of Puppets. Although, the sound and music gave the flavor of Metallica; unfortunately, they just seem to be a bit short and not even close to Metallica's legendary album at all.
By listening to each song through the whole album, you might not realize that the song had changed without looking at album song list. Every track sounds mostly the same as the track before with plain riff one after another which created quite boring ear taste. One of the epic song is the final song, The Crusade. The song ran around 8:18 min with so many riffs after riffs which seem to make this song too messy and not flow very well.
Matt Heafy said "There's one acoustic song, a Skid Row / Mötley Crüe -sounding song, a Def Leppard , Southern-rock metal song and then 11 ridiculously technical thrash songs. It's a solo insanity CD, but in a good way."
Most enjoyable parts of this album appear to be solo parts and the swapping style of vocal from screaming to the
James Hetfield's rough voice style. However, there are no variety in his singing much in this album, song after song and become quite boring.
The best way to listen to "The Crusade" might be not listen to the whole album at one time. Might worthy to listen to "Detonation" and "Ignition" on its own and you will discover those are not bad tracks after all. Same as other songs, you should consider listen to each one seperately.
Overall, with the same style of songs, musics, riffs, solos, and vocals, you might better consider listening to "Master of Puppets" by Metallica in stead.
Track of "The Crusade"