No matter the medium, every artist reaches a point of imminent self-realization. It's the moment when the vision finally comes into focus and the pieces fit perfectly. The identity becomes grasped tighter than ever, while boldly forging ahead into the future. Exterior circumstances fall into place, and everything coalesces into a perfect storm of blood, sweat, and tears. For Trivium, Vengeance Falls rises from that crossroads. The band's sixth full-length album fuses their patented tough and technical metallic prowess with courageous and charismatic melody, ultimately yielding their heaviest and most hypnotic work thus far. Everything happened at the right time, as if it were meant to be all along…
While the Florida outfit commenced touring in support of 2011's critically acclaimed In Waves, the members—Matt Heafy [vocals, guitar], Paolo Gregoletto [bass], Corey Beaulieu [guitar], and Nick Augusto [drums]—started compiling ideas for what would eventually become Vengeance Falls.
Trivium have been working towards this kind of proclamation since they first burst onto the scene with 2005's Ascendancy. That album would go on to sell over half-a-million copies worldwide and send the band on the fast track to joining metal's finest. The Crusade (2006) and Shogun (2008) only sped up their momentum as they graced the same stages as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Korn, and Slipknot and played to fervent audiences at Download Festival, OZZfest, Family Values, and more. Then, 2011 saw them enjoy their highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 as In Waves entered the chart at Number 13, moving 22,000 copies during release week. Meanwhile, it topped the Billboard Hard Rock chart. Now, they're ready for their biggest and best chapter yet.