Trivium - Ascendancy


7.8 | 471 votes |
Release date: 2005
Style: Metalcore, Alternative thrash metal

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01. The End Of Everything
02. Rain
03. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
04. Drowned And Torn Asunder
05. Ascendancy
06. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation
07. Like Light To Flies
08. Dying In Your Arms
09. The Deceived
10. Suffocating Sight
11. Departure
12. Declaration
13. Blinding Tears Will Break The Skies [2006 reedit bonus]
14. Washing Away Me In The Tides [2006 reedit bonus]
15. Master Of Puppets [Metallica cover] [2006 reedit bonus]
16. Dying In Your Arms [video mix] [2006 reedit bonus]

Staff review by
jupitreas
Rating:
4.0
The word trivium is an academic term from the middle ages used to describe the three subjects that were taught in universities at that time. It also serves as the root for the word trivial and indeed, Trivium more that lives up to its name as not only is it trivial, it is also mundane and superficial.

Trivium is yet another in the ever growing line of bands that sound like Killswitch Engage ie. - they play the commercial hybrid consisting mainly of metalcore and having some elements of thrash metal and Gothenburg melodic death metal. We all know the drill - growled/screamed verses, refrains sung in an off-key and whiny manner and an almost inhuman, sterile production which makes the whole thing seem like it was designed and not composed. Every record label these days must have one of these little bands in their arsenal and Trivium is reportedly Roadrunner's secret weapon. Well, RoadRunner must be keen to shoot blanks...

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published 11.05.2005 | Comments (73)

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26.02.2010 - 06:47
Rating: 8
Novas
I first heard these guys on radio station 98 Rock specail night. They decide to do play some new bands & they picked Trivium's Metallica cover of "Master of Puppets". I loved the cover, & come to find out that they screamed, & somewhat thrashed. I got specail edition & some of their good songs are on it. Songs: "Rain", "Drowned & Torn Asunder", "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation", "Like Light to Flies", "Dying in Your Arms", "Departure", & "Master of Puppets". Trivium is a mixer of modern hardcore & old school thrash. START OFF WITH THIS ALBUM IF YOUR NEW !
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25.07.2011 - 19:13
Rating: 7
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Best album of them till yet!!!!!
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31.08.2011 - 12:31
Night Sight
Great album
best album of trivium
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Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
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31.08.2011 - 15:31
Rating: 9
beyondtehdarksun
I agree, very underrated!
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"We are blind to the world within us, waiting to be born"
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30.05.2012 - 15:13
Rating: 10
infernaldeath87
Classic
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21.11.2012 - 18:45
Rating: 10
Sword_Chant
Written by Night Sight on 31.08.2011 at 12:31

Great album
best album of trivium


Totally agree
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15.10.2013 - 22:03
Jokerslayer777
Masterpiece
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14.06.2015 - 00:40
Rating: 9
masterofdisguise
Not a metalcore fan, but this album kicks ass. Definitely one of my all time favourites.
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13.09.2015 - 16:57
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
Definitely the best Trivium has to offer.
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- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
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29.09.2015 - 18:19
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Guib on 13.09.2015 at 16:57

Definitely the best Trivium has to offer.

Shogun is teh best.
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30.09.2015 - 01:04
Rating: 8
Guib
Thrash Talker
Written by psykometal on 29.09.2015 at 18:19

Written by Guib on 13.09.2015 at 16:57

Definitely the best Trivium has to offer.

Shogun is teh best.


No.
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- I love my technical, melodic, my thrash, agressive and fast paced, my sludge, well thought, my heavy, heavier and my metal, ever-growing -
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30.09.2015 - 17:33
Lit.
Account deleted
Written by Guib on 30.09.2015 at 01:04

No. Yes.

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24.10.2015 - 15:25
Rating: 9
Luneth
Wooow, thanks Deezer for playing pull harder on the strings. This album is strong, can't explain what makes it so good but I really like it despite not listening to the genres much.
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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26.02.2016 - 18:44
Rating: 9
Toxik
I really don't get how they are commercial
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20.06.2016 - 11:14
Rating: 9
Overrwatcher
Written by Toxik on 26.02.2016 at 18:44

I really don't get how they are commercial


Because this really isn't way too different from standard melodic metalcore, when this was released literally during the peak of melodic metalcore. You have to admit this album does absolutely nothing new, it's just a well-made album with an incredible guitar tone and some great riffs.

Their "let's be Metallica" followup album didn't help their image either. Of course they became actually different after that, but early impressions are big, and they didn't pull a The Agonist or whatever in terms of creativity.
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Written by Dr. Strawberry on 12.06.2016 at 19:43

Overwatcher, MS Xena, crumbled him in no time. MS needs you to kill the boredom in here.
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20.06.2016 - 13:04
Rating: 9
Toxik
Written by Overrwatcher on 20.06.2016 at 11:14

Written by Toxik on 26.02.2016 at 18:44

I really don't get how they are commercial


Because this really isn't way too different from standard melodic metalcore, when this was released literally during the peak of melodic metalcore. You have to admit this album does absolutely nothing new, it's just a well-made album with an incredible guitar tone and some great riffs.

Their "let's be Metallica" followup album didn't help their image either. Of course they became actually different after that, but early impressions are big, and they didn't pull a The Agonist or whatever in terms of creativity.

I know this isn't the most original album ever but that do not make it bad still to me there plenty of good ideas like you said (that guitar tone...), but to me it's still a litlle to harsh calling Ascendancy commercial
Oh that's why I don't like The Crusade... Trivium really turned into Metallica 2.0
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