But enough about that. My Brütal Søng of the Week (August 15th-August 21st) is "Suffocating Sight" by Trivium off their album Ascendancy.
Now I'm not at all the biggest fan of metalcore, but Heafy and the gang succeeded in pulling me in this time. The track features addictive main riffs and verse riffs right from the get-go. As is with most metalcore songs, the screaming during the verses doesn't quite work for me at first. BUT Heafy pulls a Corey Taylor during the first chorus and actually employs joyous melody among the heaviness (quick show of hands: who would of ever linked this song to the word 'joyous?'). Also employed is a decidedly dark and slow-tempo mosh section that works effectively. The transition to this reminds me very much of the first tempo change in "This Love" by Pantera. Closing the song is a swift and unexpected key change in the chorus, allowing for a Metallica-esque vibe to occur. "Suffocating Sight" packs a punch for its diminutive length and has reappeared many times in my head throughout the past week. Thus, I christen the song to be Brütal.
Stay tuned for more of my random nonsense in the future and a new Brütal Søng next Sunday.