In the Shadow of Swords

Trials – This Ruined World Review

Trials – This Ruined World Review

Trials‘ lucky third record—This Ruined World—poses a problem. It is a unique, modern thrash album—and I don’t mean -core, seriously—with few peers and little grounds for reference in 2015. And Trials has been growing into this for some time. While I enjoyed the debut album Witness to the Downfall, I was floored by 2013’s In the Shadow of Swords, which hit the #3 spot on my Top 10(ish) of 2013, and which still ranks as one of the best records I’ve heard in the last 5 years. So This Ruined World comes with a world of expectations, so to speak.” Goddammit. Expectations can only lead to disappointment. Or can they…?

Ten Questions with Trials

Ten Questions with Trials

Trials released their new record In the Shadow of Swords recently, and Angry Metal Guy caught up with (that is, exchanged Facebook messages via a friend) their drummer Adam Kopesky to get to know more about the band and its new record.