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!!!