Sound — 9
What to say about the sound? Well first off, It's great! If you didn't already know, this is Trivium's Second album (and their first with roadrunner). I'll start off with the guitars on this album, The riffs are amazing, and both Corey and Matt can really wail on a solo, which there are a lot of on this album. Sometimes, If you're not paying attention too closley, the riffs can get a little repatative. Next, we'll go with the bass. Sometimes, you can barley hear it, but when you can hear it, you'll know that Paolo is an amazing bassist. Travis Smith (the drummer) is probably the drummer with the most talent in my opinion. He is very consistent and fast. Listen to Songs like "Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr" or "Rain". Finally, The Vocals. Matt is an amazing vocalist. He can scream and sing very well. The only thing is, I would like to hear some different tones and variations in his screams to make it more interesting, But overall, The sound of this album is still amazing.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics range from rape, murder, misery, and all that good stuff. A lot of the lyrics are dark, and sometimes, when you first look at them, you can't understand what point Matt is trying to get across, but regardless, Matt writes some amazing lyrics, you just have to think about them and you'll know what I mean. As I said before, Matt is an amazing vocalist, Standout tracks to prove this (in my opinion) are: "Dying In Your Arms", "The Decieved", "Departure", and "Like Light To Flies".
Overall Impression — 10
This album is a great improvement on Trivium's first album "Ember To Inferno". This album does have faults though, For instance, the screaming gets a little repatative, Matt deffinatley needs to try some variations in his screams, but that is not enough to make this album bad. This is probably one of my favorite Trivium albums. They released Two versions of this album, the regular one, and the special edition album. If you get the special edition, you'll get extras like "Blinding Tears Will Break The Skies", "Washing Away Me In The Tides", "Dying In Your Arms (video edit)", and Trivium's cover of Metallica's "Master Of Puppets" Which they cover so well. Plus along with those songs you get a DVD that has A concert and a couple of music videos. The special edition is well worth the price. Anyway, If this album was stolen I would beat the living s--t out of the person who stole and get it back, but if it were lost, I would deffinatley buy it again.