Editor's Rating

Have a listen to: "Pillars Of Serpents" and "To Burn The Eye"

Rating out of 10

Trivium – Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio

Release Date: 2nd December 2016
Cooking Vinyl
iTunes: http://apple.co/2iPqlQ3

Trivium are an American heavy metal band hailing from Orlando, Florida, formed in 1999. Since releasing ‘Silence In The Snow in 2015 the band have been non stop touring in support of the album. Trivium recently decided to re-release their first ever album ‘Ember To Inferno‘ as they found it had become incredibly difficult for fans to track down. They’ve titled the album ‘Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio‘ and have partnered up with 5B Artist Management and Cooking Vinyl Record to release it.

The first track that opens up this album, ‘Inception: The Bleeding Skies is a perfect musical introduction to this album. ‘Pillars Of Serpents opens with a young Matt Heafy screaming “I’m alive, I’m alive” at the top of his lungs with some heavy riffage.

If I Could Collapse The Masses and ‘Fugue (A Revelation)‘ are tracks with mesmorising and heavy, in-your-face vocals to get you moshing no matter where you are.

Requiem is a thrashy track with a lovely haunting chorus. The next few tracks include this mix of heavy/thrashy metal.

To Burn The Eye‘ has an early Machine Head type of sound with Trivium’s own vibe added in, which sound’s epic. ‘Falling Into Grey’ is a breathtaking track with a killer open riff that moves into this aggressive, meaty track.

My Hatred‘ and ‘When All The Light Dies take me back to the first time I ever listened to Shadows Fall. The final track ‘A View of Burning Empires is cleverly written album closer to Trivium’s debut.

The re-release has a further thirteen bonus tracks. These are Trivium’s early demos which I feel really showcase how far this band has come, particularly to the die-hard fans who have been listening since day one.

Two of my favourite demo’s are ‘Lake Of Fire and ‘My Hatred‘ – two tracks that I only wish the band had released earlier.

Everything is amazing about the re-release of Trivium’s debut album. Not only getting to re-visit the old tracks but also hearing the bonus tracks that are just as good as all of the previously released material. Matt Heafy was 16 when this album first came out in 2003 and it’s this album that gave them the platform to be huge; now they’re up there with all of the other heavy metal Kings.

For Fans Of: Machine Head, Shadows Fall, In Flames.

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