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NEW TRIVIUM SONG “THROES OF PERDITION” HITS THE MYSPACE WIRE

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Perhaps in reaction to the recent leak of Shogun (September 30th, Roadrunner), Trivium have just posted the new song “Throes of Perdition” on their MySpace page. Having lived with the full album for about a month now, I can say with certainty that while “Throes of Perdition” isn’t the strongest song on the album (the first two tracks “Kirisute Gomen” and “Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis” are still my favorites) it’s a pretty solid one nonetheless and gives a good flavor of what Shogun sounds like overall; lots of guitar harmonizing, big riffs, a mix of singing and screaming, and a big, huge chorus. I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up being the next single.

Like the album as a whole, “Throes of Perdition” finally sounds like Trivium stepping away from their metalcore roots (Ascendancy), out-growing their Metallica idol worship (The Crusade) and stepping out on their own and just being Trivium. Shogun feels like the band’s most honest release to date. Quite honestly, I haven’t been able to take it out of my iPod rotation since I got it; nothing here is earth shattering, but it’s all about the songs, man, something so many metal bands forget about. Surely the “False Metal” haters will come out of the woodwork to rally against this band, but really — anyone who claims that any band is “false metal” is quite obviously false metal themselves.

-VN

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