Trivium
Ascendancy


4.0
excellent

Review

by DieDead USER (6 Reviews)
October 21st, 2011 | 12 replies


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


THERE IS NOTHING GOOD IN THIS REVIEW. IF IT CAN BE REMOVED PLEASE SOMEONE REMOVE IT.

Ascendancy is a fun listen, it has dual guitars parts, harmonizing, awesome solo's, original riffs and there own sound, and amazing chorus's. This album always has me singing along, or air guitaring. The one thing that may bring this album down is the vocals,m mostly the clean singing. Something about them just sounds off kind of wrong. I can't really Describe it, but the vocals grew on me over time.

It starts out with The End Of Everything, which is just a pointless intro that you will skip ALL the time or only listen to it five times(In your whole life). I will say it sounds really dark and classical like but nothing special. The album really starts with Rain, and its one of the best on this album, and is one of my favorite Trivium songs.

If you listen to Ember to Inferno and listen to this album or just the very first song Rain you can already tell that they have stepped there game up. The song writing and riffs have improved, so has the guitar tone(Which is pretty damn great). But it also seems like the bass is even lower than Ember To Inferno, Ember actually had parts where the bass could be heard clearly. Buts its not to low to make the album any worse.

After Rain you get Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr which is another one of the greater songs, the riffs are catchy and fun. Drowned And Torn Asunder and Ascendancy are also fun to listen to, maybe not as great as others but the chorus's are badass. While this album kind of follows a formula and most of the songs don't really stand out. There are still songs that do like Departure which has a clean guitar verse in it, and when the second part of the song starts it turns really Thrashy and does not even sound like the same song.

With the special edition you get the songs Blinding Tears Will Break the Skies and Washing Away Me in the Tides. Washing Away Me in the Tides is not that great. But Blinding Tears is actually one of the best songs on this album, it should have been on the album replacing Departure or Dying In Your Arms.

Speaking of Dying In Your arms. Its another song that stands out, its similar to there newer song A Grey So Dark. Its more radio friendly. It doesn't even really sound like Trivium, but its still a good song.

While it did take a little bit of time to have the album grow on me,its still one of the best albums i have heard. This album also beats The Crusade big time. If you have not yet listened to this album i recommend you do. But if you want to get into Trivium i would go listen to Shogun or In Waves then come back to this album.

Song Recommendations:
1. Rain
2. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
3. Ascendancy
4. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation
5. The Deceived



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InFiction
October 21st 2011


3703 Comments


This was the album that got me to start listening to metal, so I kind of like for nostalgic purposes.

Digging: Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

DieDead
October 21st 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Wow. Thats actually pretty cool. Most people give Metallica or Megadeth credit for getting them into metal. So thats cool that Trivium got you into metal.

R6Rider
October 21st 2011


4711 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I love the solos in The Deceived.

Digging: Thou - The Sacrifice

BugZoid
October 21st 2011


331 Comments


Odd relationship with these guys: Never wanted to like them, but always wanted their album. My solution was never getting into them in any way.

bloozclooz
October 21st 2011


1770 Comments


i remember i listened to this album once while my mom was driving me to the dentist. that was also the day i tried to masturbate in the parking-lot of a YMCA

DieDead
October 21st 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

..............what?

KILL5
October 22nd 2011


429 Comments


blooz please go back to the forums

Clamface
October 22nd 2011


105 Comments


Not a great review, just try to be more specific rather than just skim the surface. Also, consider reading some other reviews to get a sense of some good vocabulary to use. I recommend reading ConsiderPhlebas/Chan/Scyther reviews. But still, props for writing it at all!

I used to really like this album, but it did grow off me a bit.

sniper
October 22nd 2011


19080 Comments


^ yup

DieDead
October 23rd 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my answer to people who think this album sucks... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELIp1G4mZPE Simple as that.

zaruyache
October 23rd 2011


7226 Comments


You need to re-read this again to check for errors. In the first paragraph alone you misuse the
apostrophe twice, confuse "there" with "their," use inappropriate/unnecessary comma placement,
inappropriate capitalization and unnecessary words, all the while being relatively choppy to read.
Reading further, you also neglected to capitalize the word "I" at all in the last paragraph.

I won't neg, but plz fix ok.

Digging: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - In Glorious Times

DieDead
October 24th 2011


222 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Will do. Thanx



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