Originally Posted by Trivium Nate
The new album does sound Amazing ive been checking out stuff about it on myspace
it sounds awesome yeah I dont think that they have screaming because of Matts vocals are like shot, I cant wait for hte new cd
See this is the confusion I face with Matt Heafy and his "new & improved vocals". It was quite obvious that recently, his vocals have been naffed due to too much untrained shouting (as seen in Ascendancy); even on tour he was singing the songs and not shouting them like before.
Heafy recently said in an interview that the reason he dropped the shouty vocals was because "the band didn't feel like it worked in the progression of their music", and thus underwent vocal training to make it sound like it is.
So which is it; are Trivium sounding like Metallica because they want to sound like a clone band (which is what Heafy's vocal training was obviously for), or because of Heafy being a naff vocalist who fried his vocal chords by overdoing it (unprofessionalism, anybody?) and because of it can't do the shouty stuff anymore?
And mammikoura was right; The Crusade is a naff album, and most fans I know that loved Ascendancy have said the same thing.