posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 06:37 PM
Metallica started to push from old skool metal to a more modern metal sound. They are legends. They have written some of the best metal songs ever -
no-one will ever take that from them.
BUt just before i wrote my opening post i had the chance to listen to Metallica's album and Trivium's album back-to-back.
My reaction was of boredom and disappointment towards Metallica. yes, it is more on the right path than St Anger was but essentially they are living
off past glories.
Trivium, on the other hand, have finally reached that point where even the haters will have to admit that the music is solid. To be a metalhead and
think otherwise is to dellude oneself.
People have always said that Trivium is trying to be Metallica but i think they have now surpassed Metallica as far as current-era goes.
Put it this way, 2008 will NOT be remembered as the year of Death Magnetic.... MARK MY WORDS!
In regards to song lengths - you are 100 per cent correct. Bands have lost the art of the long song. All my fave tracks are, as you said, at least 8
minutes long. 3 to 4 minutes just ins;t long enough to take any listener of a musical journey.
BUT i was pleasantly surprised to see Trivium unlaod such a killer long track, especially in the current atmosphere of music these days.
I dunno, i've been listening to metal for years and was so impressed at Shogun. Its a big step up and one which i STILL say will be the album of 08,
and in terms of metal, possibley since 2000. I really cant think of any CLASSIC metal albums being released in the last 8 years