Sound — 6
This album isn't as good as it's made out to be. There's good guitar riffs and solo's etc, but the lyrics were repetitive. Trivium have really gone down from the heaviness of Ascendancy, which I found bad as Ascendancy was an awesome album. They've lost that unique Trivium sound, now they sound like Metallica.
Lyrics — 5
As I said the yrics are repetative so the songs can get a bit boring. I didn't really enjoy the singing because as it sounds to much like Metallica, I prefered Ascendancy as I thought Matt Heafy's shouting was awesome. So I prefered Ascendancy to this album.
Overall Impression — 6
Overall some of the guitar riffs were good, and like Ascendancy good solo's, but I thought the vocals, let it down. And also the drumming wasn't as good, not much of the crazy double bass stuff. Though I thought Anthem (We Are The Fire) was good as it had a good riff, and a good solo, but the repetitive let it down. So all in all I didn't like the album much. Somewhere between Bad and average. Oh and if your wondering why it sounds bad when I say they sound like Metallica, I don't like Metallica.