Sound — 10
The first time I heard this band, I thought to myself this is heavy(the first track Rain). But When I went more in depth into the CD I found lot's of variations. Such as a love song, thrash song and the rest could be compared to the bands first album. The duo of Matt Heafy and Corey Beaulieu could be the most prolific guitarists of their time. Gathering influences such as Dimebag, Kirk and James(Metallica), and Dave Mustaine.
Lyrics — 10
Matt ranges his voice all over the place. From screaming to singing very soft which is a very good fit to him. The Lyrics as far as I'm concerned are just fukin' awesome. Like " a gunshot to the head of trepidation, my promise if you ever lay a finger" and "behold our beloved revels in tragedy, Self-denying avarice for bloodshed, behold hypocrite."
Overall Impression — 10
The album is Trivium. Period. Although it sometimes hint's at early Metallica it is purely Trivium. I love Like light To The Flies, Rain, Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr, and A Gunshot To the Head of Trepidation. Some other notables are the Deceived, Dying In Your Arms, Drownded And Torn Asunder, Asendancy, and Declaration.