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. I knew they were still active in music, but they were always just kind of there.
Fast forward, I heard a bit of In Waves from some friends and decided to give it an extended preview. I liked it. It was a fine piece of Metal Core and worth ownership. I found it in the Amazon marketplace for a penny plus $3.99 shipping. For $4 it was worth it to me to check out.
I have enjoyed this CD for about six months now. I have several songs in multiple playlists I listen to while running or working out. However, I discovered I did not have the extended version. I had the plain old version, version. There is an addition of this CD out there with extra songs on it I wish I had known about. From listening, there are some strong songs on the expanded addition that could push this CD up to five stars.
I give it four stars due to some songs being a little mundane. The title track and Forsake not the Dream are the best tracks with Dusk Dismantled and Skyline Severance being strong four star tracks. It is worth the listen, but I would recommend looking for the expanded version to get the most bang for the buck.