Sound — 10
Trivium has an amazing sound, years from now this cd should be a metal classic. Great guitar work by Corey and Matt. Great drum beats, bass riffs are just as good. This CD is just metal. I disagree with those stupid sub-catogorize ex-emo metalcore wiht a dash of melodic death, what the heck, all I have to say is metal metal metal, a great CD.
Lyrics — 10
Matt heafy is a great singer. I love the various ways he sings, into nice Singing that any choir director would go nuts for, to Growling like an enraged moose. Matt heafy is a great lead singer, the lyrics are pretty good, The song "Like Light To The Flies" has some deep lyrics that you can tell they really thought about writing them.
Overall Impression — 10
This really doesn't compare to any other Cd's Matts voice is very unique. Corey and matt do make an amazing guitar duo. My favorite song from this CD would be, Declaration and Departure. Love 'em. I love every Song from this album. If it where stolen I would mug the person who stole it and tell him to buy me another 4 copies of that CD he stole from me. overall, this is a great metal album, if you are a fan of killswitch, Arch enemy, In flames, There is a Large chance that you will love this album also, buy it, it won't regret it.