Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Tuesday the 26th: Trivium - Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis

     A while ago I asserted that 2008's Shogun might well be the best album from metalcore veterans Trivium. Today, in an approximation of an alliterative post (it not actually being Tuesday and all...), I give you exhibit B in my case for Shogun as the best Heafy and Company have crafted.

     Last time out it was album opener and bad-assedly titled "Kirisute Gomen", and this time we're just going to proceed the way Trivium intended. "Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis" is another fine example of Trivium's capacity for fleet-fingered and fleet-wristed riffing that's still catchy and singable. That intro/outro combination alone, while being a little cheesy and over-the-top, is reason enough to give this song a chance -- assuming, of course, that you like fun. You do like fun, don't you?

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