Music Review: Trials ‘This Ruined World’
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This Ruined World
Release date: July 24, 2015

People are always asking me about the state of heavy metal. “Where is the next Sabbath? Priest? Maiden? Metallica?,” they question. Well, I’m sad to say that, while there are innumerable great metal bands in the world, I’ve not seen a band with that sort of potential for a mass, mainstream breakthrough since Pantera in the 90s or maybe Killswitch Engage in the early 2000s. That is, until I recently found an advanced copy of Trials’ new album This Ruined World in my Dropbox about a month ago.

Now folks, I’ve got to tell you that I am utterly ashamed that this Chicago-based band has eluded my radar since its inception in 2008. They are a wellspring of the sort of top-shelf metal that comes along once in a generation. Imagine if you put Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath, Defenders of the Faith, Number of the Beast, The Sound of Perseverance, Ride The Lightning , Vulgar Display of Power, and The Blackening all into a blender. Well, Trials is that… on steroids!

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