Trivium released their latest album Vengeance Falls on Oct. 15, so there was definitely a buzz surrounding this Sunset Strip show. As such, a packed crowd began chanting the band’s name and moshing well before the lights finally dimmed and the quartet took the stage.
Once the video projection screen rose up, it revealed a setup that called to mind the futuristic artwork on the cover of Vengeance Falls – icy blues and blacks, with two huge chrome Trivium logos occupying each corner.
Led by drummer Nick Augusto, Trivium immediately launched into “Throes of Perdition,” a frenetic opener from their 2008 record Shogun that is driven along by a chest-thumping double bass drum. Frontman Matt Heafy sang many of the melodic parts, while guitarist Corey Beaulieu threw in menacing growls. Continue reading