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The Crusade [CD]

Trivium Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
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The Trivium story began back at the dawn of the millennium, when drummer Travis Smith and then frontman Brad Lewter recruited 15-year-old guitar prodigy Matt Heafy for their new band, after seeing him blaze his way through Metallica’s ‘No Leaf Clover’ at a school talent show. After a handful of gigs, Lewter departed, enabling Heafy to take over as the band’s singer, as ... Read more in Amazon's Trivium Store

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  • Audio CD (2 Oct 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ROADRUNNER UK
  • ASIN: B000HXDEUI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,524 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Ignition 3:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Detonation 4:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Entrance Of The Conflagration 4:350.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Anthem (We Are The Fire) 4:030.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Unrepentant 4:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. And Sadness Will Sear 3:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Becoming The Dragon 4:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. To The Rats 3:420.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. This World Can't Tear Us Apart 3:300.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Tread The Floods 3:330.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Contempt Breeds Contamination 4:280.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Rising 3:450.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Crusade 8:210.79  Buy MP3 


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Trivium's Transitional Album 8 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
The dust has settled on 'The Crusade' now, with over six months passed since its release. Having taken a quick look at the overall rating for this CD, however, I have to say I was quite stunned at it being almost 5 stars. So, here's my two cents on Trivium's 3rd album, take it or leave it.

What started off as a band with great technical chops and confidence quickly spiralled to stratospheric proportions just 2 years ago as 'Ascendancy' caught the metal world's attention back in 2005. Less than 18 months after its release and despite massive amounts of touring, Trivium found time to write and record 'The Crusade'. The hubbub was there, the adverts were in place at your local HMV, and it seemed like this was an album all metalheads needed to know about, and acquire, of course. And thanks to Roadrunner being so efficient on the marketing front, it sold like hotcakes. But that doesnt disguise the fact that this is, in fact, Trivium's least consistent album yet.

'The Crusade' does a few things right, for sure. The guitar work seems far more varied than previous works, and with Matt Heafy ditching the screaming vocals almost altogether his strong James Hetfieldian vocals come to the fore, giving the band a more traditional edge. In the HEAVY deparment, 'To The Rats' thrashes about with all the pace and poise of a classic Testament number; 'Entrance of the Conflagration' serves as their best homage to traditional metal and 'Unrepentant' shows some furious welding of a honed melodic edge with tight but restrained riffing.

But on the other side of this album, the band seemed to have branched off and tried to write songs with a bit more variety to them, which is certainly commendable considering 'Ascendancy' and its fast-speed-fits-all mentality.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the year 10 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
The Crusade is a kickass album that goes off to a kickass start with Ignition and Detonation. Musically, the songs are completely different, but lyrically Detonation is part 2 of Ignition.

In fact, The Crusade is a lyrical masterpiece from start to finish. With several songs being dedicated to events that have happened, such as Entrance of the Conflagration: a song about a woman that drowned her children in the bath. Unrepentant: a song that tells the story of a man that killed his daughters for fear of them following in their older daughter's path. And Sadness Will Sear: a song about a gay teenager that was killed for the way he was.

The Crusade covers many styles of music, ranging from the Motley Crue style Anthem (We Are The Fire), to the Def Leppardy The Rising, back to the Slayerish intro to Detonation. Although the songs have hints of other styles to them, there is a definite Trivium sound to all of them.

This album features the song The Crusade, and when Trivium said this song was epic, they meant it! This extremely technical 8 minute long intstrumental did more than keep me interested all the way through.

Musically, every single song is amazing. Matt Heafy's voice sounds amazing, along with his and Corey Beaulieu's guitar riffs and solos, Paolo's bass lines and solos, and Travis's drumming make The Crusade album of the year, and it is a must-have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Living up to they hype 10 Oct 2006
By Vikki
Format:Audio CD
The Crusade has been one of the most anticipated metal albums of the year, people have been talking about it for months. BUT does it live up to the hype? The fact that it hasn't been out of my cd player since yesterday should say it all!

The Crusade is a clear progression from Triviums earlier albums (Ember To Inferno, Ascendancy) most notably with the vocals. Matt has replaced the screaming with singing, a move which will surely encourage more new fans. Musically the album is more diverse and the talent in this young band shines through even more. This time we get more input from all members of the band, which can only be a good thing - the tracks written by Beaulieu and Gregoletto are as good as those written by Heafy.

There are a number of stand out tracks on the album, there's a favourite for everyone! Highlights include Entrance Of The Conflagration, And Sadness Will Sear, To The Rats as well as the single Anthem (We Are The Fire). A lot of these tracks have the potential to be real crowd pleasers at gigs. Perhaps the most different track on the album is the title track The Crusade - a 8 minute instrumental which allows them to show off their musical ability. Whilst scepitical about it at first, it is great!

Overall The Crusade was more than worth waiting most of the year for, and no doubt will be in my cd player for ages! They have proved that Ascendancy was not a one off and that they are here to stay! 10/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My New Favourite Album 10 Oct 2006
Format:Audio CD
I was very excited about this album, the single Anthem (we are the fire) sounded awesome and I couldn't get to the shops quick enough. And well it hasn't been of my cd player since. Matts stopped the hit and miss screaming he does and is actually using his voice to full effect, he sounds like a young James Hetfield and that can only be a good thing in my book. The solos in my opinion are awesome and leave me ashamed of my own half hearted playing. My favourite track is easily Detonation which is best played at earsplitting volume so the neighbours can enjoy it to.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally got this album
I finally got this album I was off put by people saying it wasn't very good I have to say I don't totally agree with them it is very different from the albums that came before but... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Cubby Kovu
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album with several nods to the old guard
On the whole i like Trivium, but i can take or leave some of their offerings. I am not a nu-metaler hence the possible reason for my ambivalence towards them. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Gregory Bird
3.0 out of 5 stars Hot and Cold
When discussing and reviewing this album, the name 'Metallica' seems to come up a lot. Whilst I can see the logic in the comparison - the change in style from the older, harder... Read more
Published 12 months ago by CaptainKatana
5.0 out of 5 stars damn good
Truly great album, from a truly great band, well worth the price I paid for it (Which wasn't much ha)
Published 16 months ago by Liam
5.0 out of 5 stars Great deal
Once more a big deal. I would definitely make more businesses in the future. Great price and great product.Amazing deal.
Published on 3 Jan 2012 by Fernando Silva
2.0 out of 5 stars Trivium The Crusade CD
I bought this CD (Trivium - The Crusade), as I had already their Ascendency Album, which blew me away. Read more
Published on 13 Mar 2011 by catdog
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst Trivium Album!!!!!!
Really is a disapointment after Acendency, which is epic! as is thir first studio album Ember to inferno. Read more
Published on 22 Nov 2010 by PaddyW106
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine album
Trivium's third studio album The Crusade may have divided fan opinion when it was released due to the band moving away from metal core influences and relying more heavily on their... Read more
Published on 29 April 2010 by Gentlegiantprog
4.0 out of 5 stars Metal goodness
Having never listened to Trivium before I was impressed! Similarly sounding to Metallica in places but original enough to make it a good album. Read more
Published on 29 May 2009 by C. Booler
2.0 out of 5 stars Terrible lyrics
I was never a massive Trivium fan, but thought that Ascendancy was a very good album.
I bought this one as I also kinda liked the first two singles, which looking back was... Read more
Published on 18 July 2008 by Ms. C. B. Mead
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