Usually when a band starts out at 16 or 17 years old, their lifespan can be predicted to only be a few years. However, this isn’t the case with the band Trivium. Formed in 1999, Trivium is still active and stronger than ever with seven solid albums under their belt. The band is currently on the road in support of their latest album Silence in the Snow.
Trivium incorporates all of the elements you want in a metal band: heavy guitars, aggressive screaming and also melodic singing. Shockwave Magazine recently checking out at the band when they came to Baltimore on September 16. Looking in the audience you see fans ranging from their 50’s to toddlers. Vocalist Matt Heafy knows how to read his audience and, combined with the chemistry of lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu, bassist Paolo Gregoletto, and drummer Paul Wandtke, the band is a tight knit force. Trivium’s latest release, Silence in the Snow combines all the elements of the band’s previous six releases. When you attend a Trivium show, you’re welcomed in like family. Matt Heafy will always greet the crowd at a show and always ask, “Who here is seeing Trivium for the first time?” and will follow that with, “Who are the ones here who have seen Trivium 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…” Then he lets the experienced crowd know to break in the newcomers. A tradition in the last few years at Trivium shows have been when they play “In Waves.” Heafy asks the crowd get low to the ground during the introduction, then once Heafy chants “In Waves” he has the crowd leap onto their feet and start pounding their fists into the air. If you’ve never seen Trivium live, you’re missing out on one hell of a metal show. They’re on tour through the end of October, and will be at Louder than Life Sunday October 2nd.