New Trivium Will Be Heavier

The band admit 2011's "In Waves" was sub-standard, but this time have figured out how they will make their new album slay. So what's the secret?

New Trivium Will Be Heavier
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Trivium say their new album will be heavier than any of their previous records. Frontman Corey Beaulieu and bassist Paolo Gregoletto told Loud magazine (via Blabbermouth) say they want to make an album so good that they they "don't need a f--king single". To achieve this, they've learnt to reel back their creative output and focus on quality over quantity. "We're learning that writing with a more focused vision musically is the way to go," says Paolo, "rather than writing 40 songs and being all over the place musically. But it's definitely going to be a heavier record." Paolo says they took too long to record their 2011 album "In Waves". "We had like two years and we wrote an album over the course of two drummers, so when we started writing we were in a different headspace than when we actually recorded," he said. "My only critique of the whole process of 'In Waves' is we demoed too much." Corey says they were left with too many lyrics and song ideas with their last record, and found it hard to manage. Is this a concession that the band were not satisfied with "In Waves"? "If you spread yourself too thin, a song that could be great might not get enough attention," admits Corey. "So that's why with this [new] record, it was like, we don't need 30 songs. If we get 12 or 13 great songs and from day one just focus on those, we can just make 'em like motherf--kers." Are you looking forward to the new Trivium record? Can you tell that something was missing from "In Waves"? Share your views in the comments.

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    Oddsbodkins
    Wow, I've never heard a band say this about their new record before!
    JunKDepot
    SUICIDEXX666 one question love the band but how can they be heavier
    one answer: more songs like "Shattering the skies above" and Shogun era Trivium.
    moxell1
    I like that Trivium is never happy with where they are at and are always trying to improve. Each of the albums appeals to me in a different way. I admit that their last one hasn't drawn me in as much as their others, however the opening bars of the title track make me want to run through a brick wall every time I hear it. I would love for them to bring out another Crusade, but then again, I think its more exciting to see what they will come up with next. To quote Heafy when I saw them in a supporting role in 2005, "BANG YOUR F#####ING HEADS!" See, that is all that matters. And yes Matt, I still am.
    deltoro3
    I hope its as complex,dense, and juicy as shogun. That album was so good and In Waves was cool but it was a little to simplistic and formulaic. But looking forward to the next album.
    Offworld92
    These guys are beasts. All they do is tour, and make albums. No down time. I have a huge amount of respect for them for that. That said... Shogun was by far their best work. I know they said they didn't want to do Shogun again, but... fingers crossed for more songs in the future to have that complexity. While still I respect it for what it is, I have grown out of the "metalcore" sound.
    Switcheffect525
    In Waves was a fantastic album. And say what you will about Trivium but they put on an amazing show every single time I see them.
    iommi600
    cargath wrote: Isn't that what they say about every album? "Hey, metalcore fans like us, but real metalfans don't. But we want to be trve metal guys. Let's make an album that sounds like a Metallica ripoff!". "Hey, ripping off Metallica didn't work. Trve metal fans still hate us, but now our former metalcore fans hate us too! Let's make another metalcore record!" "Hey, we're still not trve enough! Let's make an even heavier record!" - Perhaps they should start thinking about their music, not how they can become the most trve metal guys.
    Change "real/true metalfans" for "narrow minded elitists" and your posting will make a lot more sense. Btw, I can't say I'm really into these guys, but yeah, I like a couple of tunes by them.
    MegadethFan18
    SoA_Joseph wrote: In waves was a bit dull on the whole; a couple good songs, but nothing that really stood out. They should diversify a little as well. Major props for being one of the earlier metalcore bands, but the genre is played out, and the curtain is coming down , so they'd better do something about it.
    I've never understood why people say stuff like this, it will rise again. Look at Thrash people were probably saying "It's over" when grunge came about but it's still around. As long as people still play it it'll still exist.
    Carl21221
    Despite Trivium being classed as "metalcore", they are one of the only metalcore bands to actually provide insane guitar riffs, solos and great vocals in a whole package instead of being a screaming mess full of breakdowns. Besides, different sounding albums is not a bad thing at all
    shredder3386
    cargath wrote: Isn't that what they say about every album? "Hey, metalcore fans like us, but real metalfans don't. But we want to be trve metal guys. Let's make an album that sounds like a Metallica ripoff!". "Hey, ripping off Metallica didn't work. Trve metal fans still hate us, but now our former metalcore fans hate us too! Let's make another metalcore record!" "Hey, we're still not trve enough! Let's make an even heavier record!" - Perhaps they should start thinking about their music, not how they can become the most trve metal guys.
    You are so ignorant its insane. You can always tell people who have never listened to Trivium by their absolutely laughable attempt to slag the band. On topic, this is yet ANOTHER misleading article. Trivium never once said they weren't satisified with In Waves or thought it was sub-par. The writer suggests that... nice journalism. Though I will always love Shogun (Top 5 albums of all time for me), I thought In Waves was good and it grew on me a lot.
    SoA_Joseph
    In waves was a bit dull on the whole; a couple good songs, but nothing that really stood out. They should diversify a little as well. Major props for being one of the earlier metalcore bands, but the genre is played out, and the curtain is coming down, so they'd better do something about it.
    DimebagsGhost67
    Regardless of the pointless hate they get I ****ing love this band, and Im looking forward to there new album.
    ValkyrisDude
    cargath wrote: Isn't that what they say about every album? "Hey, metalcore fans like us, but real metalfans don't. But we want to be trve metal guys. Let's make an album that sounds like a Metallica ripoff!". "Hey, ripping off Metallica didn't work. Trve metal fans still hate us, but now our former metalcore fans hate us too! Let's make another metalcore record!" "Hey, we're still not trve enough! Let's make an even heavier record!" - Perhaps they should start thinking about their music, not how they can become the most trve metal guys.
    Sounds like a 13 year old "Mr. badass" over here... Trivium has grown over the years, both in conceptual writing as well as band management; which I feel many bands lack nowadays (even Metallica has brought great disappoint during their last attempts at writing new material. Need I remind you, "Lou Reed calab?".) And while Metallica might have influenced Matt, this by no means entails the band's music style in it's entirety. As a matter of fact, I have reason to believe that Trivium has slowly but surely, strayed from the norms that is "metal". So all in all, for you to say "Perhaps they should start thinking.../... trve metal guys"... proves that you haven't followed Trivium as much as many metal enthusiast have.. therefore invalidating your entire post. Corey is influenced by A LOT of bands, and his style spreads evenly across all Trivium albums.. and of course, Heafy has ****s with black metal.. so if they say they want a heavier album, brace yourself. Shits about to go down in the coming years for Trivium. Sincerely, Trivium fan since Ember to Inferno \M/
    TheBearKat
    I disagree with everything you just said. They are an amazing band. I think you're just jealous of them and how much better they are than you.
    FistOfFury
    Oh, and by the way. Trivium, if you're reading this, we don't expect you to make every album heavier, we expect you to make music that we can enjoy, no matter how heavy or light it is. As long as you feel it's coming from the heart,as long as you're honest, then trust me, people will feel that when they listen to it.
    iljh
    I loved In Waves. I thought it was the first time they found a sound that way their own.
    burnummaster
    I hope it has the technicality that the crusade and shogun had since they are great players and actually know how to pull it off. But also revisiting some of the stuff from ascendancy would be pretty interesting with nick behind the drums.
    Iced Earth9
    I just hope heavy doesn't mean "Less melodic". I loved Dusk Dismantled (probably in the 2 best songs of the last album), but I don't think having 12-13 "Dusk Dismantled"'s on a CD is such a great idea.
    Leichim17
    A strange thing to say, after all their excitement about In Waves and the sort of concept it was.
    DavidMcMillan
    I agree that Shogun is probably trivium's best album in terms of their ability and creativity, but i would love to see some of the brutal in-your-face style from Ascendancy coming through, but i'll still be buying this new album \m/ !
    jonathanb2
    They need to go back to the frame of mind they were in when writing Shogun. That was easily their best album, but they downplay it so much. There is much more to that album than just "Throes of Perdition."
    chrisvasco23
    i agree, they took way too much time making the album. i like in waves but i dont love it like ascendancy or shogun. in waves has catchy parts and great recording, but there is definitly something missing in the album as a whole. cant wait for the next album though
    Powerpro
    I thought In Waves was great. It edged out Shogun a little IMO. Not quite as good as Ascendancy but close.
    AdamDK
    In Waves was a solid album. It wasn't as good as Shogun, but it was different. I liked it. The songs are more radio friendly, but still pack some punch, some very good riffs, solos and melodies, and vocally one of their best efforts. Having said that I'd love to see the next album go in another direction. If you look at how they gone from Ember and Ascendancy to The Crusade to Shogun, each of those albums bring something different to the table, and that's what we need again, something that'll catch us off guard, something different.
    )ThunderhorsE(
    a drummer wrote: Frontman, Corey Beaulieu?...pretty sure Matt's the frontman
    I guess Matt got kicked out of the band haha
    Badass UltraMan
    I absolutely loved 'Shogun' and seemed to listen to it constantly. So many catchy melodies vocally and musically and a hell of a lot of beef. It was an all-round brilliant album. The various tracks I've heard from 'In Waves' haven't really grabbed me at all. I think it's the overall generic sound they seem to have where nothing really happens. Let's hope the new album entices their more melodic side in to coming back out to play.
    party_on_wayne
    My favorite Trivium song isn't even a Trivium song- "In the Fire" from the Roadrunner United album. But maybe that's because of King ****ing Diamond. Not sure. Still, they have a lot of talent, but I feel like they don't really know what to do with it. Honestly, I'd like to hear a Corey Beaulieu death metal side project.
    strat0blaster
    I wish musicians in metal would wrap their collective head around the failure inherent in the idea that your music has to be super heavy in order to be good. It doesn't.
    courageous93
    Neither of them said ONCE that they were unhappy with In Waves. They just said they would bring in fewer ideas, and spend time making 12 amazing songs, as opposed to bringing in 40 good songs and cutting back. Good on ya, Trivium. \m/,
    Minivirus2
    Wouldn't writing an album which doesn't need a single be the opposite of what they were shooting for with In Waves? They wanted a tight, more to the point set of songs which were catchy. That pretty much sums up a single in my mind. Anyways, I've never been disappointed by Trivium and I look forward to a heavier album, though Shogun definitely had bite and In Waves isn't totally lacking either.
    tennesseehild
    ValkyrisDude wrote: cargath wrote: Isn't that what they say about every album? "Hey, metalcore fans like us, but real metalfans don't. But we want to be trve metal guys. Let's make an album that sounds like a Metallica ripoff!". "Hey, ripping off Metallica didn't work. Trve metal fans still hate us, but now our former metalcore fans hate us too! Let's make another metalcore record!" "Hey, we're still not trve enough! Let's make an even heavier record!" - Perhaps they should start thinking about their music, not how they can become the most trve metal guys. Sounds like a 13 year old "Mr. badass" over here... Trivium has grown over the years, both in conceptual writing as well as band management; which I feel many bands lack nowadays (even Metallica has brought great disappoint during their last attempts at writing new material. Need I remind you, "Lou Reed calab?".) And while Metallica might have influenced Matt, this by no means entails the band's music style in it's entirety. As a matter of fact, I have reason to believe that Trivium has slowly but surely, strayed from the norms that is "metal". So all in all, for you to say "Perhaps they should start thinking.../... trve metal guys"... proves that you haven't followed Trivium as much as many metal enthusiast have.. therefore invalidating your entire post. Corey is influenced by A LOT of bands, and his style spreads evenly across all Trivium albums.. and of course, Heafy has ****s with black metal.. so if they say they want a heavier album, brace yourself. Shits about to go down in the coming years for Trivium. Sincerely, Trivium fan since Ember to Inferno \M/
    damn. That is all
    dedguy666
    Switcheffect525 wrote: In Waves was a fantastic album. And say what you will about Trivium but they put on an amazing show every single time I see them.
    Agreed 100%. I think In Waves is an awesome album. I'm still listening to it everyday, not getting tired of it. For me it's one of those albums you can listen to all the way through without skipping. With that being said, Shogun may still the their most epic album to date, but the rest are not far behind. Trivium always puts out great music. Looking forward to whatever they do next. I just know it's gonna be fantastic.
    Michael Stewart
    Who writes these damn articles? I understand some typos but some words are just plain wrong. Learnt? I think you meant learned.
    FistOfFury
    I only commented on this because I support Trivium and wish them world domination!
    LIVEtoROCK86
    This band is so up their own ass. Just make music and be proud of it. Every album is going to be "heavier" according to these bands. Lamb of God says the same crap. We don't care, just write good stuff.
    damagon
    ASCENDANCY was good, but too metalcorish at times. CRUSADE was wonderful, but I can see why people don't like the style , specially the vocals SHOGUN was a masterpiece, it defined Trivium. Showcased what they're really capable of. IN WAVES was a step backwards. It was bad. Save for 2 songs, the album was boring, dull and simple. A perfect example of what's wrong with metal bands nowadays, just heaviness and no quality. Stick with Shogun style man, and put a couple of 7 string guitar songs just to please my love for The Crusade. The Crusade part II would be nice.
    Grassyknolls
    i agree with them just making 12 awesome songs. i'm from central FL, so they have my undying support. They are going in a good direction... when i was a young guitar player metallica was amazing, they changed. As did incubus another one of my all time favorites, started loosing interest in bolth. trivium has kept a steady path of trying different approaches without straying from what its fans want. i support that and also can't wait for the next album. i hope they don't put it out too fast that it is complete crap. 100 percent pure florida metal FTW!
    mschup27
    SUICIDEXX666 wrote: one question love the band but how can they be heavier
    lol