We’re not saying you need to plan what you play before you play it, but on 2005’s Ascendancy Trivium were able to recognise what was unique about their sound and home in on it.
MATT: “The song Like Light To The Flies set up several of the blueprints for our band. During the chorus there are semi-interesting guitar chords, then there’s a guitar melody on top of that, and the vocals are doing something separate. That was something you see a lot.”
COREY: “It was the first song we wrote together and it’s what got the ball rolling and got us signed to Roadrunner. That was one of the first songs we wrote where we tried to incorporate the two ideas of melodies and chords on top of each other.”
MATT: “Even on Shogun, the choruses have a guitar melody, a vocal melody, a rhythm guitar part and other stuff happening on top.”