Trivium - Shogun


8.2 | 475 votes |
Release date: 30 September 2008
Style: Alternative thrash metal

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1 trades it


Disc I [CD]
01. Kirisute Gomen
02. Torn Between Scylla And Charybdis
03. Down From The Sky
04. Into The Mouth Of Hell We March
05. Throes Of Perdition
06. Insurrection
07. The Calamity
08. He Who Spawned The Furies
09. Of Prometheus And The Crucifix
10. Like Callisto To A Star In Heaven
11. Shogun
12. Poison, The Knife Or The Noose [Special Ltd. Edition bonus]
13. Upon The Shores [Special Ltd. Edition bonus]
14. Iron Maiden [Iron Maiden cover] [Special Ltd. Edition bonus]

Disc II [DVD]
+ The Making Of Shogun
+ Shogun: The Riffs - Instructional Videos

Guest review by
K†ulu
Rating:
8.3
Trivium's latest album Shogun is one of the pleasant surprises for me this year, although I am new to the band and to the genre they play, which I would define as Thrash/Metalcore. To Thrash I am of course not new, but Metalcore is something that has never attracted me, but as I said Shogun surprised me, and I do think it deserves some attention from fans of both old school Thrash and all kinds of new bands that represent the genre. To be frank I was even a little blown away by this album after just the second listen, and I was even thinking about reviewing this album without checking out the rest of Trivium's discography, but I did listen to the other three albums, so the review will be objective.

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published 10.01.2009 | Comments (27)

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05.07.2010 - 20:35
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Maaan first song almost sounds like old metallica or even better - i become interested. last time i've heard this band they were a little metalcore/heavy metal act with some good and lots of bad stuff.
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24.12.2010 - 00:24
Rating: 8
Valentin B
Iconoclast
This is quite a nice surprise for me. i must admit i was to quick to judge this band, this album is a great piece of modern technical metal, almost on par with Amon Amarth's Twilight of the Thunder God or Bullet for my Valentine's Scream Aim Fire for my favorite album of 2008.
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Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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12.04.2011 - 07:45
Rating: 10
Ultraussie
This album is the best album ever made in human history.
7 string guitars, killer riffs and solo's..
Matt Heafy's vocals sound kinda like James Hettfeild in some parts,
but besides that this album is killer.
The album opens with a bang with Kiriste Gomen? *(I can't spell random japanese words), with awesome guitar work, and its just all round awesomeness, fast paced thrash metal.
The album then ends with the title track Shogun, a 12 minute long epic with one of the most memorable guitar solo's, and is one of the very few song;s I know all the words to.
It gets pretty blues-sy around minute 5, with a clean guitar solo, and then it boots back up into fast thrash metal around minute 7 or 8, and in the fucking awesome solo is an epic rhythym track which is about as crazy as the solo itself, making great use of the 7 string guitar.


Fuck, if you havent heard this album, download the entire album now, and listen to it from start to image, then reinsert your eardrums after they have shot from your skull after having too many eargasms.
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12.04.2011 - 15:27
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Devil's advocate: Don't download this album unless you want to listen to generic Metallica-worshiping metalcore.
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05.06.2011 - 13:43
John Shock
Written by Ultraussie on 12.04.2011 at 07:45

This album is the best album ever made in human history.
7 string guitars, killer riffs and solo's..
Matt Heafy's vocals sound kinda like James Hettfeild in some parts,
but besides that this album is killer.
The album opens with a bang with Kiriste Gomen? *(I can't spell random japanese words), with awesome guitar work, and its just all round awesomeness, fast paced thrash metal.
The album then ends with the title track Shogun, a 12 minute long epic with one of the most memorable guitar solo's, and is one of the very few song;s I know all the words to.
It gets pretty blues-sy around minute 5, with a clean guitar solo, and then it boots back up into fast thrash metal around minute 7 or 8, and in the fucking awesome solo is an epic rhythym track which is about as crazy as the solo itself, making great use of the 7 string guitar.


Fuck, if you havent heard this album, download the entire album now, and listen to it from start to image, then reinsert your eardrums after they have shot from your skull after having too many eargasms.

If you really thing this album it's the best album ever made in human history...you're wrong...well it's your opinion...but i don't think a recent band can do an "Best album of the century", specialy Metalcore genre!!! No No...well i like this album...but if you say that you don't like Black Sabbath or Rainbow or even Judas Priest...those bands have made something in the music History!!! That is music my friend!!!
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10.08.2011 - 07:19
Rating: 10
Ultraussie
Written by John Shock on 05.06.2011 at 13:43

Written by Ultraussie on 12.04.2011 at 07:45

This album is the best album ever made in human history.
7 string guitars, killer riffs and solo's..
Matt Heafy's vocals sound kinda like James Hettfeild in some parts,
but besides that this album is killer.
The album opens with a bang with Kiriste Gomen? *(I can't spell random japanese words), with awesome guitar work, and its just all round awesomeness, fast paced thrash metal.
The album then ends with the title track Shogun, a 12 minute long epic with one of the most memorable guitar solo's, and is one of the very few song;s I know all the words to.
It gets pretty blues-sy around minute 5, with a clean guitar solo, and then it boots back up into fast thrash metal around minute 7 or 8, and in the fucking awesome solo is an epic rhythym track which is about as crazy as the solo itself, making great use of the 7 string guitar.


Fuck, if you havent heard this album, download the entire album now, and listen to it from start to image, then reinsert your eardrums after they have shot from your skull after having too many eargasms.

If you really thing this album it's the best album ever made in human history...you're wrong...well it's your opinion...but i don't think a recent band can do an "Best album of the century", specialy Metalcore genre!!! No No...well i like this album...but if you say that you don't like Black Sabbath or Rainbow or even Judas Priest...those bands have made something in the music History!!! That is music my friend!!!


Sure but Black sabbath and Judas Preist are a completely different beast, and I hate doom metal with a passion.
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29.09.2011 - 17:50
Rating: 9
zerowolf
Ill never understand why people hate on this band.IMO this was one of the best albums to come out in the last few years.
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29.09.2011 - 19:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by zerowolf on 29.09.2011 at 17:50
Ill never understand why people hate on this band.

You must not use the internet often. People have been providing their reasons for quite some time now.
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09.01.2012 - 05:01
Richard 32
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.09.2011 at 19:13

Written by zerowolf on 29.09.2011 at 17:50
Ill never understand why people hate on this band.

You must not use the internet often. People have been providing their reasons for quite some time now.

Just out of curiosity, why do you dislike them? No offense whatsoever, just curious.

I also thought this was an awesome album, and I wonder why this band is so often dismissed as another crappy metalcore band.
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09.01.2012 - 05:48
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Richard 32 on 09.01.2012 at 05:01
Just out of curiosity, why do you dislike them?

I don't personally hate them, but their style just doesn't cater to my interests. They sound more like a pop version of what a thrash band should be.
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08.06.2012 - 22:06
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.01.2012 at 05:48

Written by Richard 32 on 09.01.2012 at 05:01
Just out of curiosity, why do you dislike them?

I don't personally hate them, but their style just doesn't cater to my interests. They sound more like a pop version of what a thrash band should be.

This, the cleans in all of their albums give me a big WTF moment, it''s a shame that such a small part of a band, can ruin it's entire sound.
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23.07.2012 - 03:49
Illog1cal
Account deleted
I enjoy the songs until a random clean part suddenly happens. At that point I'm just saying "WTF are you doing you idiots!!".
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19.04.2013 - 04:40
Rating: 10
Swamphell
Shogun song is just a 12 mins of awesomeness
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02.10.2015 - 01:04
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by musicalkaratekid on 12.02.2012 at 18:35

Undeniably their best album

You may want to adjust your votes...or this comment
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08.07.2017 - 03:08
Rating: 8
DarkGardenCat
Great album. Don't know if it's their best, though. In Waves has some interesting stuff...
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