Trivium Silence In The Snow on LP + Download
Metal overlords Trivium return with their blistering seventh album, Silence In The Snow, which follows 2013's acclaimed Vengeance Falls and arrives in October 2015 via Roadrunner Records. The new eleven-track effort was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Slash, Alter Bridge, The Amity Affliction) and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Gojira, Lamb of God).
The genesis of the record's title track dates back to a 2007 run supporting Heaven and Hell in Japan. "When I watched them live, it was something that really spoke to me, especially the song ‘Heaven and Hell'," recalls frontman Matt Heafy. "I'd never heard metal summarized so well like that. Afterwards, I came up with ‘Silence in the Snow.' We loved the song, but it just didn't fit with the music we were making at the time. The reason was, perhaps, we weren't ready for it. We foreshadowed our destiny back then, and we've finally grown into the song. It required massive musical growth, and we're ready now."
As an album, Silence In The Snow is long-gestating creative milestone. It took eight years before Trivium felt equipped to tackle the challenging work of weaving their classic influences into a modern record. Fueled by the inspiration of true classic metal - spanning Black Sabbath and Rainbow, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, Pantera and Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica - Trivium took on vocal coaches and guitar lessons to further their creative evolution.
The result bridges the history of hard rock/metal while powering it forward, particularly on tracks like the epic "Blind LeadingThe Blind" lead single, "Until The World Goes Cold." The cinematic, orchestral opener "Snofall" however, was composed and recorded by legendary Emperor visionary Ihsahn, taking his inspiration from the title track's melody.