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Trivium at the Egyptian Room on 05/26/2023


Old National Centre in Indianapolis, Indiana

Photos and Review by Laura Fox (LLFoxphotos)

Trivium rounded out a night of first-class metal in the Egyptian Room Room at Old National Centre May 26, 2023 with a super high-energy set that left the crowd exhilarated and exhausted at the same time.


Currently on a co-headlining tour with Beartooth, the Florida-based band has an intensely loyal base of fans of all ages who showed up in force Friday night. (And by all ages, I mean “mature” adults to elementary-school-age kids.) The fact that young kids were in the crowd wasn’t lost on frontman/guitarist Matt Heafy, who playfully addressed them by calling himself “Uncle Matty” and telling them to not repeat any of the naughty words they would hear at the show.


Heafy is a superb showman who manipulated the audience masterfully. I loved watching his facial expressions and body language as he took the crowd from hyped to frenzied to calm back to frenzied with seemingly little effort. The way he handled his gorgeous, custom Les Paul “Snowfall” guitar was brilliant, as well. But it wasn’t all about Heafy. Guitarist/backup vocalist Corey Beaulieu, bassist/backup vocalist Paolo Gregoletto, and percussionist Alex Bent played with so much intensity it was hard to know who to focus on. Together, the foursome made fearsome noise.


Trivium’s set was hard, fast, and heavy. They set the tone for the night by opening with, ”Rain,” a thrash-metal song full of blistering riffs and harsh vocals. The fans responded with cheering, headbanging and jumping, which they kept up through the rest of the set. Even the more melodic tunes, such as “Until the World Goes Cold,” and “The Heart from Your Hate” had plenty of fan action, including crowd surfing.


Although the crowd was well behaved, I was glad extra security had been brought in for this show, because the crowd surfing was almost nonstop. Even the kids got to surf! I was apprehensive when I saw the first girl go up, but she was handed forward with extreme care, as were the other kids. From the looks on their faces, I could tell they were having the time of their lives.

The Trivium/Beartooth (Trivtooth) tour, with support from Archetypes Collide and Malevolence, continues in the US through June 15, 2023. Trivium then takes their metal mayhem overseas to Europe and the UK in July and August. You can learn more here: https://www.trivium.org/




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