Single Slam – Drowning In The Sound by Trivium

Ahead of their appearance at Download Festival in a couple weeks, Trivium have released a new single called Drowning in the Sound.

The Florida based band have been taking a bit of a break while their frontman Matt Heafy spent time with his newly born children. That hasn’t stopped Roadrunner Records from keeping the marketing train going though in the run up to festival season. A couple weeks back we were treated to a decent cover of Type O Negative’s I Don’t Wanna Be Me. You can read more about that release here. This time it’s Drowning in the Sound, a song that didn’t make the cut for the band’s most recent album, The Sin and the Sentence. You can read our thoughts on that one here.

Drowning in the Sound

Drowning in the Sound is 3 minutes and 45 seconds in length and is really good. I like The Sin and the Sentence but there were songs on it I thought were weak. Drowning in the Sound would have been an improvement on some of those filler tracks. It’s pretty typical Trivium stuff with a polished sound and melodic guitar driven music. There are some points of note though. The bass heavy riff in the intro and verses is absolute fire.

The drumming across the whole song is fantastic again showing how great a talent Alex Bent is. The prechorus is supremely catchy and Matt’s deeper vocals sound perfect as it builds up to a strong chorus. There is a furious instrumental breakdown with thunderous drum patterns and a chugging riff after the second chorus. This leads into a blazing solo before heading back into the chorus for a few repeats. Instead of ending on the chorus, we transition from that back to the groove riff from the intro to end the track with a spot of compulsory head banging.

Drowning in the Sound is a really good track. It makes you wonder how many good songs get lost forever because they don’t make the album cut. I know they often reappear in the future these days but before hard drives and backups, how many songs did we lose. Anyway, back to the point. Drowning in the Sound is a solid. Chock full of groove and fiery drum patterns, you would have to be pretty stubborn to not admit you like it. The vocals are strong. The prechorus in particular is just brilliant and we have a cracking instrumental section and solo. What’s not to like.

Drowning in the Sound is available now on all the usual streaming platforms. Catch Trivium at Download Festival where you can still grab tickets from here. Keep up to date with Trivium news at their website, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by following the links.


  • Brendan Fisher

    Owner/Editor/Writer/YouTuber - Heavy Metal and reading, two things I have always loved so they are the two areas you will find most of my reviews. Post apocalyptic is my jam and I always have a book on the go and have for decades now. From a metal perspective, age has softened my inadequacies and I now operate with an open mind, loving many bands from many sub genres but having a particular admiration for the UK underground scene. In my other time, when not focused on Dad duties and work, I try to support the craft beer movement by drinking as much of it as I can and you will also find me out on the streets, walking. I love walking, I love exploring new places and snapping nature photos as I go.

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