Trivium have never been a band to hang around after an album; keen to tour and then to get back to the studio. ‘The Sin and The Sentence’ is the first taste of new material since 2015’s Silence In The Snow – one of the first albums we reviewed on Will 2 Listen. The transition is seamless – Matt Heafy uses his clean melodic vocal and his signature scream to great effect. It’s this vocal balance with Trivium’s intensity and precision which delivers great results. ‘The Sin And The Sentence’ is no different; flaunting heavy riffs, a mind-blowing drum track from new recruit Alex Bent, and some classical influences. This era of Trivium is intoxicating and long may it continue.
Words: Will Hunt
Label: Roadrunner Records