MusicReview: Shogun featured several mythological themes. Is the new album going to be a continuation of this?
Matt Heafy: Shogun‘s mythological themes were something that felt called for by the music. Every CD has been so different with its lyrical inspiration that this next album will definitely be its own thing. So, it won’t be carrying the mythological feel of Shogun.
MusicReview: Musically, what can we expect? Is it a combination of everything Trivium has already done?
Matt Heafy: It’s tricky to describe. We want it to be that this next album just sounds like “Trivium”. We may have – probably have – said that every record’s goal is that, and it has been, but this time it’s without question. There have always been experimental songs, since Ascendancy, on our albums, and this time the CD will only have what it is meant to have.