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Trivium - Ascendancy

cbrickhouse   (1851 reviews)

Posted: 02/19/2005 | Comments: 81 | Rate:

I first heard this band when I was sent "Ember to Inferno". Shortly after that album was released, they signed to Roadrunner Records. And Personlly I think they are the best band on that label right now. This album cements it. They were signed due to the explosion of melodic US metal onto the mainstream, only to surpass all their precursors.

I thought "Ember..." was good as hell, but this one makes it look pretty shoddy in comparison. Their skill level is still at a level unheard of in guys their age, but the solos have gotten even better, the songwriting is even more solid, and they get a little more adventurous.

Most people will probably have a problem with the clean vocals, but I think they fit in nicely with this band.

I know people will be quick to call these guys a run of the mill Shadows Fall or Killswitch Engage copycat: but the bottom line is if you listen to this entire release you will see Trivium is better than both aformentioned bands by a mile.

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Comments
Calm down playa
258 Posts
34/M/PA
I like this band alot, but I do agree that people get put off by the singing
who-bah-stank
24,541 Posts
33/M/NY
Im a sucker for those kind of vocals.
vanilla gorilla
213,890 Posts
40/M/PA
he is a good singer. and it actually sounds good with the music, so i don't have a problem with it.
Garblar the extrem
257 Posts
33/M/CA
This band has an abundance of talent...more power to them
www.thekilling.com
2,706 Posts
36/M/NJ
i really like this band
weekend warrior
286 Posts
35/M/PA
how did they get a rating of 0/100?
Calm down playa
258 Posts
34/M/PA
The fucking singer just turned 19, hes a lucky bastard and a talented one at that
Time Cubin'
6,281 Posts
32/M/PA
saw trivium not to long ago, they are probably the tightest band I have ever seen play live. the new cd is definitely a few kinds of awesome.
I have no legs!
1,757 Posts
38/M/NJ
this band has been getting ripped on lots lately. i like em though. they write good songs and have talent, and good music is good music, regardless.
Andrew.
2,507 Posts
34/M/PA
2005 is going to be a good year.
indeed
11,194 Posts
31/M/NV
from what i've heard, they're pretty good, i'll be checking this out.
I smell
88 Posts
30/M/PA
Great band. Not A Shadow's Fall, or KSE wanna be.
Bryan
16 Posts
33/M/PA
This CD is so good. Matt's guitar skills are amazing, one of the best young guitarists
437
15,260 Posts
33/M/PA
the album's awesome, better live.
437
15,260 Posts
33/M/PA
awesome album, better live though

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