By Haley Biermann
Trivium has released a new track! “The Sin and the Sentence” consists of frontman Matt Heafy’s heavy vocals, which calls back to the band’s earlier work. We last heard from Trivium with their album Silence in the Snow, which was released on October 2, 2015. Silence in the Snow is the band’s 7th album and was the first to forgo any sort of metal screaming.
“The Sin and the Sentence” combines the classic Trivium vocals with a fresh sound reminiscent of their most recent album. Heafy recently told Loudwire,
“It’s all from the stuff I learned from Ron Anderson. Thanks to Ron, I’ve become a better singer and have been able to scream again. It was my old screaming that originally destroyed my voice. It made us have to cancel the tour after playing Rock on the Range and that was pretty rough for me. To have to send all our crew home and our band home without pay for the rest of the tour. Now the screaming is back, it’s easier than ever and it sounds the same as it used to which is a completely different technique.”
The video shows clips of the band members performing in a dark room, candelabras for a cool Gothic feel, and also a little bit of torture. Pretty dark stuff, but the intense imagery works well with the new track.
The date for the release of the band’s eighth studio album is yet to be revealed, so keep your eyes peeled for an update!
Check out the new video below!