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In Waves

TriviumAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 9, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • ASIN: B0055EDCGU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,267 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Capsizing The Sea
2. In Waves
3. Inception Of The End
4. Dusk Dismantled
5. Watch The World Burn
6. Black
7. A Skyline's Severance
8. Built To Fall
9. Caustic Are The Ties That Bind
10. Forsake Not The Dream
11. Chaos Reigns
12. Of All These Yesterdays
13. Leaving This World Behind

Editorial Reviews

Trivium returns with their 5th and most powerful studio album. Produced by Colin Richardson, the album shows an amazing mature growth for the band technically, sonically and musically.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Trivium - In Waves August 9, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Trivium's fifth album In Waves is their first album with new drummer Nick Augusto, and their first to be produced by Colin Richardson. Nick's style of drumming fits the band well so there is no need to worry about Travis's absence. Additionally, the general standard of production is brilliant and even the quality of the lyrics has improved.

At first, I was a little worried that the album mightn't be all that good, as I wasn't too keen on the pre-released tracks like the more radio friendly `In Waves,' and `Built To Fall,' or the heavier, more mid-album type tracks `Dusk Dismantled,' and `Inception Of The End,' all of which were objectively good songs but all seemed to be missing something.

That many tracks should be indicative of the album's quality as a whole, so I didn't get my hopes up. They did all grow on me however, and definitely make even more sense within the context of the album as a whole, so if you weren't keen on those tracks either, don't let it put you off listening to the whole album.

As a general rule, the songs are shorter than they were on the previous album Shogun, and a little more straight-forward in terms of composition and structure but this is not necessarily true of every single track. The best way to describe In Waves would be a mixture of radio friendly songs and Ascendancy type songs; when you get right down to it, its another regular Trivium album. No grand departure really.

Every Trivium album so far has had some alteration to the style of the vocals, some harder, some softer and some mixed. In Waves could be described as more mixed, but with some additional styles not heard on a Trivium album before too.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trivium's epic August 9, 2011
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There are two types of Trivium records: where they try to be heavy, and where they try to be friendly. Ascendancy and Shogun (and Ember) were albums that tried to be heavy (and were pretty good), Crusade was more of a friendly album (which failed).

I would also call In Waves a more friendly, less heavy-striving record. But somehow this time they managed to nail it. IW may be remembered as the best record in their collection, because it will be extremely hard to top.

Trivium got loose, and in the process wrote some all-time epics. The title track is one that will bounce stadiums for a generation. Caustic Are The Ties That Bind has a metal chorus that you'll sing in your dreams.

The next tier of great tracks alone would have made this the best Trivium yet. Dusk Dismantled, Chaos Reigns, Inception of the End, all fantastic tracks, all totally heavy and unafraid.

The Special Edition even has 18 tracks and you won't skip over any of them. The band knows how to put together quality songs, period.

In Waves is the biggest and the best mainstream metal has to offer. The heaviness and song-writing are at a natural and optimum level. No top-tier band can match Trivium at this point.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic Trivium album. August 15, 2011
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I'm a bit surprised but some of the negative reviews. Its hard to imagine liking their previous work and not being really happy with this album as I am. The way it kicks in with In Waves is just straight bada$$.

A few reviewers mentioned not liking the song 'A Grey So Dark', one even calling it emo. Uhh...not so much. Slower and melodic, yes, emo it is not. A beautiful vocal melody in the chorus stood out to me on my first listen and continues to be a strong point in the album as far as I'm concerned. I guess they can't be everything to everyone but any Trivium fan should love this album. 'Watch the World Burn' is another one of my favorites along with 'Forsake not the dream'. The only song I don't really care for is Dusk Dismantled.

Also the idea that this is an attempt to sound more mainstream strikes me as totally absurd. This album is as heavy as anything they've done.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the album is 18 tracks, so with that many songs it takes longer to get to know the songs and appreciate the album more. I bought the special edition which is worth it in my opinion. I really enjoyed the DVD and its worth another 5 bucks, especially for people who like to take a look at the creative process of the album and get to know the band a bit more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! June 22, 2013
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Heavy riffs, fast guitar solos, blasting drumbeats, along with my favorite style of vocals for a metal band (the equal and complementary blend of the screamed and clean) ... I've listened to this album repeatedly and it just gets better every time!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Waves CD December 14, 2012
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My son wanted this CD and he plays it over and over. He's enjoying it. This CD was a good buy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Shogun, but it is one of their best July 28, 2012
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The band wasn't trying to recreate Shogun. I mean, how could they? This in itself is a darn good album and is one of the best of that year in the metal genre. Highly recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Shogun, but amazing notheless May 4, 2012
By Elliot
Format:Audio CD
In Waves is a fantastic album. A lot of people have dismissed it's being not as technical or heavy as Shogun. While this is partially true, as In Waves lacks the progressive thrash elements that Shogun had, this record is both more melodic and catchy, but also heavier in some places.

The first thing you must note is that you can't judge the album based on the title track. I personally love the song, but I can understand why it makes people nervous, with the plethora of metalcore-esque breakdowns and the radio-friendly song-structure, but the album as a whole is not a chugga-chugga radio-single fest as some would have you believe.

All that aside, let me get into the music itself. As I mentioned before, the progressive elements are significantly diminished, with fewer guitar solos and shorter songs, but the melodies are fantastic. Matt Heafy's singing has improved a lot since the early days and you can really hear it this time around. The screaming has also gotten a lot more dynamic, with more variety than any Trivium record to date. Metalcore screams of past endeavors are now supplemented by almost death metal sounding growls and it sounds fantastic.

Instrumentally, In Waves dominates. The new drummer Nick Augusto does a great job, and while his style is really a matter of personal taste, I feel like I must defend his technical ability. He delivers some great fills throughout and even includes a few blast beats. The guitars are great as always, with shorter more concise grooves than Shogun or the Crusade. There are less solos and lead fills, but they're still there, and they shred. There's a ton of variety too, ranging from more simple melodic grooves to brutal onslaughts in the heavier songs.

All in all, it's a great heavy metal album, and I definitely recommend picking it up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars catchy and a great mix of everything that is good in Trivium
Heavy, catchy and a great mix of everything that is good in Trivium.
Published 6 days ago by Eric
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
Excellent album! This is probably Trivium's hardest. Love it!
Published 16 days ago by Travis
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album!
I have recently started listening to Trivium and my favorites so far are the albums, In Waves and Vengeance Falls.
Published 1 month ago by Steven
5.0 out of 5 stars A Testament to Trivium's Greatness
This is Trivium's fifth studio album and it blew me away. With a lot of artists, when they come out with a new album, a lot of the songs are good... Some are okay... Read more
Published 3 months ago by J. Arnold
5.0 out of 5 stars Trivium is always on a roll
Trivium since day one has been producing "A-class" albums, and this album does not disappoint. The vocals have improved and the drumming is excellent. Read more
Published 5 months ago by dennis sohn
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!
Heavy riffs, gnarly screams paired with passionate vocals, and the addition of 2 bonus tracks makes this already fantastic album completely magnificent.
Published 5 months ago by Peter Juelsgaard
1.0 out of 5 stars Noooope
I believe this is probably one of the worst albums that they have made so far, but that is just my opinion.
Published 5 months ago by josh
5.0 out of 5 stars Xmas gift
X mas gift for my sister, she was really excited and already new some songs from latest concert so 100% happy
Published 6 months ago by Lu
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Album!
I have always been a fan of the musicianship of Trivium and this album has a bunch of solid songs. They are great live and they are keeping real metal alive. Read more
Published 8 months ago by gchild
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish I had Known About the Extended Addition
I first heard of Trivium years ago. I owned a copy of Ascendancy and thought it was pretty good, but never really hit it off with their brand of music. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Don Dudley
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