I am embarking on too many of these off-themed posts. It seems that the number of Christian metalheads following my blog is near zero, so I'm going a slightly different direction with a few posts.
In order to not entirely abandon my theme, I will be discussing metal, but I have good news for you plain rock fans......TriViuM's new album has something for EVERYONE!!!!!!!! That's right, I'm going to break down a few songs that I think could be enjoyed by any music lover.
TriViuM's 5th album, In Waves, is so broad, but so musically charged. I'm just gonna jump right into the songs I want you to try for me:
Built To Fall
Guitars mellow enough for any rock fan, great sounding vocals, and if you listen to the lyrics you can really feel Matt Heafy's passion. Kind of a song about inner struggle of letting feelings take control, but trying to be a good person. Possibly a good vs. evil song. (Here is an amazing acoustic performance on a rooftop in France http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd1LJwEsbDY&feature=player_detailpage)
Possibility of you liking it: 8.5 out of 10
Of All These Yesterdays
The first part of this song sounds like a male version of Evanescence. This song is more mellow and a little bit slower at first. Speeds up toward the middle and end, but I think anyone would love this song. Best vocals on the album.
Possibility of you liking it: 9 out of 10
Watch The World Burn
This has to be the happiest sounding TriViuM song ever. The beginning is pretty much a fast paced rock song, the vocals use a lot of major chords, thus sounding happy/hopeful. A little bit of screaming, but only backing vocals, not much. One of the best solos I've ever heard.
Possibility of you liking it: 7.5 out of 10
This song was the biggest surprise to me on the album. It is the most Metallica-esque. A little stronger than most of you might like, but a killer tune with a mean solo that gives you an idea of just how intense metal can be. However, very musical. A great example of why I like metal.
Possibility of you liking it: 6 out of 10
*The "possibility of you liking it" feature is my best judgement on an "average Joe" opinion. If you like rock, I'd add 1 to 2 points, it's that good.
I'll spare you the details, but it may surprise you how much you might also like:
Inception Of The End
A Skyline's Severance
A Grey So Dark
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I'm going to give you a few other bands to check out that steer more for more musical recordings, ones I think everyone should try:
Dream Theater - Sounds like (Rush, STYX, Muse, Trans-Siberian Orchestra)
Dragonforce - Instrumental work STILL blows me sky high, fastest guitars ever!
Megadeth - A lot of people choose Metallica over Megadeth (Just like I did before I actually listened to Megadeth). I will say this, Megadeth wins by a landslide in songwriting and musical flow. Still love Metallica, no disrespect.
To Close, I'm EXTREMELY EXCITED to see two of my very favorite bands in concert together later this month. TriViuM and Dream Theater will be playing at Kingsbury Hall on Sept. 30, and I can't wait.
Thanks, and REALLY DO give some of this music a shot.