TRIVIUM blasts back onto the scene with a third effort that is one of the best metal releases of 2006 and quite possibly the heavy music album of the year. "The Crusade" sounds like the record that METALLICA could have made during the height of its early years, and while some may be uncomfortable with frontman Matt Heafy's occasionally too-dead-on James Hetfield impersonation, his sheer energy, bravado and fire, coupled with the band's relentless onslaught of blistering leads, amazingly technical yet memorable riffing, and dizzying rhythms captures not just the best of METALLICA, but MEGADETH, TESTAMENT and a number of other bands from the glory days of speed and thrash.
EMI are proud to announce the release of 'From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010'. A double-CD set spanning twenty years, this follows the huge success of 2010's studio album 'The Final Frontier' which hit the number one spot in 28 countries around the world. It also became the band's highest-charting album in the USA where Iron Maiden have just been awarded their first Grammy for Best Metal Performance, for the song 'El Dorado', taken from 'The Final Frontier' album, and which is included in this selection.
When it comes to powerhouse thrash metal bands of the 1980s and 1990s, precious few had as much influence on their peers as Sepultura. Founded by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, they came from Brazil, they took no prisoners, and they went on to sell millions of records around the world, but they did so while allowing their music to evolve rather than growing stagnant by being afraid to step away from the sound of their proven successes. You can follow Sepultura’s musical evolution on the new box set THE ROADRUNNER ALBUMS 1985-1996, a six-CD set which follows the band through their run on Roadrunner Records and reveals the way their sound changed over the course of those 10+ years.
Widely tipped for greatness after the surprise success of their 2005 second album Ascendancy, but then briskly consigned to the metallic dumper after the shambolic dropped clanger of 2006's The Crusade, Trivium have had to reassess their cocksure youthful ambitions over the last decade, but Vengeance Falls suggests that they still have what it takes to become major players.