In the Court of the Dragon

Trivium - In the Court of the Dragon
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #22 / 741
User Score
Based on 259 ratings
2021 Ratings: #193
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Upset

Pure, unadulterated metal, this is gargantuan music for the biggest of all stages.

100
Distorted Sound

In The Court Of The Dragon is as bold and creative as it is fearlessly experimental.

90
Metal Hammer

In terms of a band playing contemporary, modern heavy metal, Trivium have been the best for some time. They still are, and In The Court Of The Dragon is a fucking awesome heavy metal album.

90
Metal Injection

In The Court Of The Dragon is well-written, well-executed, and a bold new step in the Trivium world.

85
Blabbermouth.net
The speed with which this record was put together, irrespective of circumstance, points to a laudable, collective drive to keep creating.
80
Kerrang!

Taken together, this makes for one of 2021’s most compelling pure metal releases, and gives its makers reason to feel proud of their craft.

80
AllMusic

As a whole, In the Court of the Dragon stands with Trivium's best work. It offers a classic meld of melodic thrash/metalcore and tech death in a sound as enormous as it is ambitious and diverse, making for wonderfully produced, flawlessly composed songs. All killer, no filler.

76
Sputnikmusic

Against all odds (preconceptions mostly), In The Court Of The Dragon is a surprising “return to form” for a group who stayed familiar, but struggled with finding their own identity.

Musicnerdd
85

Trivium's magnum opus?

The american metalcore band "trivium" have been on a great form in the last few years but although releasing two successful and acceptable albums since 2017 (what the dead men say and the sin and the sentence) and receiving positive responses from the fans and critics, but there was still a lot of problmes. The albums weren't really groundbreaking or surprising, they were just good and that's it. There were even some filler tracks in both of the albums. Also ... read more

R1v3r__
78

I became 10 times more badass while listening to this

MickyT
40

More of the same generic, derivative, boring, mediocre, limp and uninspired Metalcore from a generic, derivative, boring, mediocre, limp and uninspired band.

69420JMAN69420
82

This feels like everything Trivium have done up to this point mixed into one album

Frith17
72

Pretty solid effort from these guys, I still think they can do better though. However, these songs are amazing live

pinio985
70

This album really makes you feel like you're fighting a dragon fr fr

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Added on: August 15, 2021