New Releases: October 8, 2021 – Trivium

Trivium In The Court Of The Dragon


Trivium is back with album number ten In The Court Of The Dragon. We’re well past the stage where they were considered the next big thing. Especially given the fact that Ascendancy, their first big album with “Rain”, “Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr” and “A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation” came out all the way back in 2005.

The band has always pushed things musically, while still remaining faithful to what they do. That may sound like a contradiction, but it isn’t. They’ve always pushed themselves musically and known how to pepper in the right amount of clean melodies versus guttural. The right amount of straight-ahead classic heavy metal versus incorporating aspects of death metal. It is all calculated.

In The Court Of The Dragon is no different. When fans were worried they had become too “heavy metal”, they came back with blast beats, and incorporated aspects of metal they hadn’t touched on before. 2008’s Shogun showed fans that Trivium was a metal band that could pull from various types of metal. They demonstrated that as a band they are not just one thing, but an amalgam of several things. In The Court Of The Dragon continues this trajectory.

As I have said many times, the pandemic’s silver lining has been that a lot of bands have been able to take time to focus on their music. Trivium has put together an album that is arguably among their strongest. It feels like they really put time into these tracks, and were really developed from a composition standpoint, and sonically. Again, nothing is done without a purpose.

The riffing is on point, the drumming is beyond great, the melodies are such that they will easily get stuck in your head.

If you’ve remotely been a fan of Trivium in the past, you need to check this album out.

Here is Trivium with the "Like A Sword Over Damocles" off of their latest album In The Court OF The Dragon.

Interested in checking out In The Court Of The Dragon by Trivium before picking the album up?

Pick your poison, check out the album on either Spotify or Apple Music here.


Devin Townsend – The Puzzle

Devin Townsend – Snuggles

Wayward Sons – Even Up The Score

Gus G. – Quantum Leap

Local H – Local H’s Awesome Quarantine Mix Tape #3

Jeff Scott Soto – The Duets Collection – Volume 1

Eclipse – Wired

Manimal – Armageddon

Blood Red Throne – Imperial Congregation

Nightwatchers – Common Crusades

Houston – IV

Untamed Land – Like Creatures Seeking Their Own Forms

Atræ Bilis – Apexapien

Antichrist Sieg Machine – Purifying Blade

Karma Kids – Vibes. [part two]

Spiritual Deception – Oxymoron

Shy, Low – Snake Behind The Sun

Bad Habit – Autonomy


Creeping Death – The Edge Of Existence


Cannibal Corpse – Butchered At Birth

Cannibal Corpse – Eaten Back To Life

Cannibal Corpse – Tomb Of The Mutilated

Paradise Lost – Paradise Lost

Annihilator – Never, Neverland

Cannabis Corpse – Blunted At Birth

Roger Glover – Snapshot

Sugarcult – Start Static 20th Anniversary Edition


Your Mom – Live!


Christian Death – The Dark Age Renaissance Collection Part 3: The Age Of Decadence

Al Staehely – A Time Capsule of 60’s/70’s Southern California/Laurel Canyon Rock

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