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Shogun(Special Edition CD/DVD)

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  • Not sure where to start. The Crusade was (and is) one of THE best metal albums of the decade. It blew me away. (And I’ve been a dedicated metalhead since the early 80’s) I wasn’t expecting anything less with Shogun. I was wrong.

    Here’s a plea to all the guys, especially the singer, in the band: STOP LOWERING YOUR STANDARDS BY USING DEATH METAL “VOCALS” IN YOUR MUSIC! It’s bizarre. One minute, you have this great voice and the next it’s 180 degrees in the other direction and I feel like I’m listening to one of those lame, extreme death or grindcore bands. The music on this album is PHENOMENAL. They deserve kudos for taking it up several notches here. But, again, those vocals ruin just about every song on this album. There’s no need for it and it takes songs that I’d rate 5 stars and makes them a 2 or 3.

    I’d even suggest re-doing this album with 100% REAL singing. you can do it, guys. You did it on the last album and you have the talent! Use it!!

    Anyway, if you can get past the 40% bad singing, this album is simple outstanding. I guess I can still recommend it, but hesitant to do so. They were *this* close to creating a masterpiece…..

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This album is excellent. They take the best of Ascendancy and The Crusade and combine them to produce there best album yet! The DVD has the making of the album along with instructions on how to do the riffs on the songs. I would have liked some music videos or some live performances on the DVD but I gotta say, I love this album and honestly think that the quality you get is fantastic. My fav metal album this year.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Personally, I gotta give it to these guys: this album really kicks balls and was well worth the wait. Literally from start to finish a killer modern metal album. I purchased release day and it’s been spinning ever since. These guys are truly underrated and this stuff is deeper and more technical than they’re given credit for. It’s definitely an upgrade compared to “FROM EMBER TO INFERNO” (meh) , “ASCENDANCY” (which I really dug) and “THE CRUSADE” (which was ok), much darker and more epic.

    If you’re a fan of they’re older material you’ll absolutely love this one. As Heafy himself said, “SHOGUN is the past, present, and future of TRIVIUM”. Pick it up!!!

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I’m speechless – I had the opportunity to meet these guys in Corpus Christi – and they’re awesome – down to earth and fun guys. I can honestly say that the music they have created in shogun will blow you away – the riffs, solos, choruses – everything has been put together perfectly…It’s by far Trivium’s best sounding album ever – it’s an in your face sound that simply makes you tap your foot or bang your head. Into the mouth of hell we march with Trivium and their masterpiece – Shogun.

    Matt – Corey – Travis – Paolo = the best musicianship ever!

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I have to say, I thought that with their earlier CD ‘The Crusade’ Trivium had sort of lost a little of their power and awe inspiring drive that was so evident in ‘Ascendancy’. But with ‘Shogun’ Trivium have served up a combination of both earlier works and engineered the most mind blowing masterpiece i have heard in a long time.

    If their was ever a CD that has created such a phenomenal comeback, it has to be Shogun. I honestly can’t stop listening to it. Mat’s vocals are so powerful, the lyrics and the singing are by far the biggest hit with me. Not just that though. These riffs that Trivium have created just blow the mind – Kirisute Gomen – unbeatable!! Trivium have also created this air of mystique on Shogun that is so very rare in music these days.

    I have to say, i was pleasantly suprised, and so glad i was blown away when i bought this CD. You will be too. A perfect 10/10.

    Posted on January 6, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now