Sound — 10
The sound on this album is absolutely overwhelming and astonishing. This band will be the future of metal along with Lamb of God and Slipknot. Matt and Corey are amazing guitarists and their solos are just overwhelmingly amazing and the breakdown's in this album are cool too and I like the cool effects they use in this song. The drums on this album have improved too but I thought that it would be really cool to have a drum intro like in Ascendancy (Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr). The bass in this album is incredible and I love that little bass solo it does in The Crusade.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in this album are absolutely astounding and Matt heafy can sing about anything from rage, politics to f-u all and just stuff. matt is amazing at writing lyrics I mean he isnt one of those guys that sings about "Boo hoo ho my girlfriend dumped me whaaa whaa". Matt Heafy sings about how the world is becoming corrupt an all and homophobia and racism are being major factors of how this world is now.
Overall Impression — 10
This album can compare to some old school Metallica and the riffs are kind of thrashy (Slayer and Pantera). Every song on this album amazed and when you listen to Trivium you cannot say even one of their songs sucked I mean they are so talented at what they do and they are not a pussy band like Simple Plan. I love everything about this album and I hate nothing about it since it blew me away. If it were stolen/lost I will litteraly beat up the person and stab them and if it was lost I would buy like 5 new copies.