Sound — 10
UGers have said it, even Kerrang! magazine have risked being the very first magazine to post Trivium on the front page. They just to give a simple message: this band is going to change the metal world, and with the most band barely scraped their 20's they are here to stay. The name Trivium comes from where they try to mix up many aspects of music. The two most obvious ones would be metalcore and trash metal. They also keep in touch in many other styles of music. This album has got far more to it than Ember To Inferno. That one trys to keep in touch with trash while Ascendancy keeps in with many styles of music. Otherall, it sounds more morden and trys to fit into the more hardcore scenes of todays market. However, that doesn't mean that it trys to hybrid the many types of metal. The sound is undescribable, you must hear it for yourself has soon has you can. Remember when some people called Mastodon the future of metal, they were lying. Trivium are the future of metal.
Lyrics — 10
When the band are not screaming, they try different ways of singing. The soft singing on "Like Light To The Flies," the harmonys on "A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation" and the powerful singing of "The Deceived." I coudln't doubt Matt Heafy's voice in anyway possible, it's perfect. The lyrics aren't always angry and pissed off, they reflect on many issues, from suicide, to child abuse. It's pretty unqiue, I haven't heard anything like these lyrics and singing. Well, ever.
Overall Impression — 10
It's hard to compare these to any other artist out today; expect posers soon. Their sound isn't exactly when Nirvana hit the mainstream, but it's close to that. All we need is media attention for this band, hope they don't sell out, hope they go their own unique path and watch the next Metallica/Iron Maiden/Black Sabbath evolve. Soon, in a few years time, this is going to be one of rock's most influencial bands to ever grace the Earth. This is the future of metal, and I also doubt that no poser will ever reach to the heights of Trivium. For anyone who hasn't listened to them yet, just go on www.trivium.org and watch "Like Light To The Flies" and "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr." You're need to. Spread the word has well, Trivium are here. Buy your album now, and if someone steals it, kill them and get back; I've gone through that process at least three times. Now to hide the bodies.