"Silence In The Snow" (the track) was apparently written during the Shogun sessions, which I can imagine. Other that that, I found some stuff on Vengeance Falls sounding (the most) reminiscent to Shogun, with particularly "Strife" coming to mind.
Shogun was downright impressive, Ascendancy was repetitive with some incredibly dumb lyrics but with how young they all were I can forgive it, music was scintillating in moments, debut is a decent record nothing amazing. The Crusade is a mixed bag, nice ideas here and there and transitioning the vocal delivery, could've been stronger as an EP. In Waves half of it was strong, half was alright, Vengeance Falls I wasn't that impressed by much, the new album haven't heard enough from.
Yes. I like most of their music but Shogun is the best musically and lyrically. Oh and the previous albums have quite annoying vocal effects at times. Debut (and demo) has a nice raw metal taste, great, just that Ember kind of steals a riff from one of my favorite bands right now. Not much of an issue though, they always leaned a bit toward melodeath.
People really need to listen more to Vengeance Falls (inc. bonus tracks). I think it's a rather strong record, even though some vocal melodies tend to be reminiscent of Disturbed (wonder why, though...). Seriously, I can't see how anyone who enjoyed Shogun can not like VF. It's not better but it's the closest-sounding thing to Shogun style-wise (to my ears), and it's certainly not as bad as people make it out to be.
I hadn't listened to this band in literally forever. Forgot how great Ascendancy was. DANG. 
Ascendancy, The Crusade and Shogun were the albums me and my friends used to CONSTANTLY listen to. I'm not into Trivium past Shogun but I have alot of respect for them.
I was listening to a song on the radio and I thought itwas a Trivium song until it hit the chorus. It was Angels Fall or something by breaking benjamin and the singers vocals sounded just like Matt Heafys clean vocals, it was kind of scary
I think In Waves had the widest range of vocal styles and it's my favourite Trivium album as a result. Some pure screamy songs, some pure singing songs, and most in between. On top of that, it has a brilliant vibe, especially the special edition version. It sounds and plays like a concept album. I absolutely love it. I agree that Silence in the Snow sounds one dimensional - there aren't even any particularly heavy or acoustic instrumental sections to vary it.
@bachankas It's ridiculous. But as long as piracy stands, I guess the audio engineers and record companies will continue to put out shitty sounding CD:s and downloads. That will make people continue to buy vinyl now as it's having a renaissance going on.
@bachankas VF indeed has a bad mix, however, there is actually a version of it available from HDtracks that sounds a lot like SiTS, with good dynamics and everything. It's expensive as hell for a downloadable album, but at least it makes the album sound a LOT better.
The only "problem" i feel the new album has got is its one-dimensional sound. It's like, "Matt can like really, really sing now", and that's just what he does. All-in-all I feel that Silence is more of an experiment rather than a "natural" album from them. It's a playground for Matt to sing on and the end result is a mixed bag. The Crusade showed that Triv are better off with different vocal styles almost 10 years ago. I hope and believe Silence will be another reminder of that fact before the next album.
took the time to listen to new album, sounds more heavy metal than metalcore, but it is still excellent. My favorite for now would be The darkness of my mind, it is a great song. A bit too dark in thematic, but hey, this is metal after all. I think they have come far, from the days of ember to inferno and ascendancy, but all that said, I still rate Ascendancy as their best album. But it is nice to see that bands can change style and still be very very good.
As for all the ratings of the albums, and their listings...different people, different tastes, but basically, Trivium is yet to publish a shit album, all albums vary from good to awesome for me :) I think that Crusade, Vengeance falls and this album are in quite a different vein than Ember, Ascendancy, Shogun and In Waves. I like metalcore vein more but thats just me