Confrontational headline aside, I don’t have an opinion either way about either of these bands! Sensationalism, I know. Nothing gets hits like enraged music fans. First up, Suicide Silence!


I’ve never enjoyed Suicide Silence in the slightest but then again, I can’t exactly say I hate them for doing what they do. I’d rather exhaust all of my vitriol on bands that, you know, actually deserve it. I’d actually go as far as to say that if you go out of your way to be pissed off at Suicide Silence, you need to get some new hobbies and stop wasting your time. Metalsucks tipped me off this morning that the band has released a new song titled “You Only Live Once.” I gave it the ol’ schoolboy try and gave it a metaphorical spin, and it wasn’t all that bad. In fact, I’d probably have to agree with Axl’s assessment of the track as sounding a bit like Slipknot with more brutal vocals and a handful of chugs thrown in. Growing up listening to Slipknot though, it doesn’t really phase me as much as some. Such is life.

The new Suicide Silence album, The Black Crown, is out July 12th on Century Media Records.

As for Trivium, I used to be a huge fan back when metalcore was reaching its peak. While I haven’t heard it in quite a while, Ascendency is probably one of the best album to come out of that ‘New Wave Of American Heavy Metal’ scene. After Ascendency though, the Metallica worship seemed to be getting the best of them. I found myself bored by much of The Crusade and by the time Shogun came out, I just didn’t care anymore. I guess I just moved on from that particular side of metalcore.

Trivium’s new song “In Waves” doesn’t really do much to pull me back in. It certainly sounds like Trivium, but were they always this chuggy? I honestly don’t remember. The song seems pretty lazy to me, actually. The entire song is pretty repetitive, revolving around the same exact breakdown and chorus traded off with a couple of solos. Could Matt really not bother to write more lyrics? Come on man, you can do better than that. The solos are pretty awesome, though. I’ve got to give it to them; they’ve always been great guitarists when they actually tried.


The new Trivium record is supposed to be out by the end of the summer so if you care, keep an eye out for more info. I’ll probably pass on both of the above records, but I know some of you guys dig them, so I figured I’d pass on the word.

– JR

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