Trials - In The Shadow Of Swords



7.8 | 24 votes |
Release date: 1 May 2013
Style: Thrash metal

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9 want it


01. Conjoined
02. Believers In Black
03. Blueprints Of Metaphor
04. In The Misery Machine
05. With Only Sorrow Now
06. All The Promises
07. Upon This Day
08. Ancestor
09. Embracing Nothing
10. Jawbreaker [Judas Priest cover] [bonus]
11. Spirit Leaves [CD bonus]

Line-up
Mark Sugar - vocals, guitars
Ryan Bruchert - guitars
Adam Kopecky - drums
Usha Rajbhandari - bass

Staff review by
Susan
Rating:
9.0
In The Shadow Of Swords is some excellent thrash with strong groove. Now, I don't listen to a ton of thrash but it's albums like this that make me really think I should. This album is very well written, strongly performed, professionally produced, and of course, ass kicking. Wrapped into the grooving thrash base is plenty of melodic variety and some sweet hints of death metal on a few tracks. All of these elements are tightly bound, though, and create a very solid sound.

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published 19.05.2013 | Comments (9)

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20.05.2013 - 21:54
Coolingsrock
I'm buying this!
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24.05.2013 - 17:30
Rating: 6
Bizzaremifo
Yeah, yeah. Clean vocal is pure shit here,
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28.05.2013 - 14:42
Copernicus
Great album and great band!
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01.06.2013 - 00:16
Rating: 5
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
When an awesome song like Jawbreaker made by Judas Priest sounds horrible and boring when played by a Thrash metal band, you know this is going to be quite boring, and after listening to this album a couple of times, that becomes a fact.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"

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06.08.2013 - 18:20
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Daggon on 01.06.2013 at 00:16

When an awesome song like Jawbreaker made by Judas Priest sounds horrible and boring when played by a Thrash metal band, you know this is going to be quite boring, and after listening to this album a couple of times, that becomes a fact.

I quite like their cover of Jawbreaker, at least it's better than Sabaton's version... Ugh.
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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20.06.2014 - 02:01
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Great ideas thrown around here and there and flows well. Nothing very exciting about this though.

Edit: tracks 2, 5, 7, and 9 have some sick sections.
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