Sound — 9
Amazing. Purely amazing. Trivium really do have a unique style. I really enjoyed this album but I thought that the first track 'The End of Everything' was a bit pointless, that it dragged on a bit, and that it kind of ruined the Trivium effect. But other than that I thought the album was brilliant.
Lyrics — 8
Matt Heafy has given a great performance. I think it's cool the way he can just sing so aggressively, and then suddenly switch to singing normally. Some of the lyrics didn't make sense though, for example in 'Like Light To Flies' the bit before the chorus it says 'those who rock, will be...' Ok I can never work out what the last word of that line is, but it sounds alot like he says bought?
Overall Impression — 9
The first song I ever heard by Trivium was 'Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr' and it made a huge impression on me, with that mental drum fill at the start you can tell that the song is going to be good. I got the album after hearing that song and theres one thing that annoys me about it, there is finger tapping in every solo and I can't finger tap so I can't play it. but any way great album.