Wow, just wow. This cd blew me away. Only about 3 or 4 cds have ever been able to impress me as much as Trivium’s Ascendancy. If you like metal. I recommend this. This is NOT metalcore. This is just straight up metal. With such emo/pop/punk crap filling the radio today, it may seem like no band would ever come back and redeem bands who have just sold their souls for a few bucks, Metallica, Megadeth etc etc. If Trivium can release atleast 3 more cds as good as this they will be the next Metallica, end of story. Here is my personal opinion on the song’s for this album.
The End of Everything – 4/5 a mellow acoustic intro song. Gets you excited for the album.
Rain – 5/5 first full length song and can you say mind blowing? This song just comes out with some awesome guitar work and kicks your ass.
Pull Harder On The Strings of Your Martyr – 20/5 I’m listening to this song right now and it is simply one of the best metal songs I have heard in a long time. A true metal anthem right here. Everything is perfect in this song.
Drowned and Torn Asunder – 5/5 First thirty seconds or so are a bit mellow, then it starts to speed up. The singer has a great singing voice when he uses it.
Ascendancy – 4/5 When this song started it didn’t impress me much but as it goes on it just gets better and better.
A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation – 5/5 Newest single from this album and all I can say is killer guitar work! Even though these guys are young, they know what they’re doing.
Like Light To The Flies – 5/5 Mesmerizing song, I love the drums on this song.
Dying In Your Arms – 4.5/5 What does every great metal album need? a ballad of course and that is what this song is. A good one at that. Melodic guitar work and good singing make this track quite impressive.
The Deceived – 4.5/5 How does Trivium follow up after a ballad? An awesome some which has heavy and melodic parts, the guitar in the chorus just is incredible.
Suffocating Sight – 6/5 Another favorite of mine, I love how it goes from melodic singing to a straight up mosh pit anthem
Departure – 5/5 This song starts out with more incredible guitar work, followed by some acoustic guitar, with vocals to match the atmosphere.
Declaration – 6/5 Vocal/lyrics wise, this is one of the best here. “I’ll be right here, falling away fighting on principle. I’ll die 1,000 times before i’ll ever be them!!!!”
To end this, this cd is amazing. Plain and simple. If you love metal and its many many forms I can NOT reccomend this enough. Now what the hell are you doing still reading this!?!? Go out and buy it. Enjoy.