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Ascendancy [CD + DVD] [CD+DVD]

Trivium Audio CD
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The Trivium story began back at the dawn of the millennium, when drummer Travis Smith and then frontman Brad Lewter recruited 15-year-old guitar prodigy Matt Heafy for their new band, after seeing him blaze his way through Metallica’s ‘No Leaf Clover’ at a school talent show. After a handful of gigs, Lewter departed, enabling Heafy to take over as the band’s singer, as ... Read more in Amazon's Trivium Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Feb 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Roadrunner
  • ASIN: B000E41N4O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,350 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. The End of Everything
2. Rain
3. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr
4. Drowned And Torn Asunder
5. Ascendancy
6. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation
7. Like Light To The Flies
8. Dying In Your Arms
9. The Deceived
10. Suffocating Sight
See all 13 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Like Light To The Flies (Video) (DVD)
2. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr (Video) (DVD)
3. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation (Video) (DVD)
4. Rain (Video) (DVD)
5. Rain (Live) (DVD)
6. Dying In Your Arms (Live) (DVD)
7. Like Light To The Flies (Live) (DVD)
8. A Gunshot To The Head Of Trepidation (Live) (DVD)
9. Pull Harder On The Strings Of Your Martyr (Live) (DVD)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ascendancy... Trivium Bite Back 5 Jan 2007
Format:Audio CD
After the hugely successful "Ember To Inferno" album on LifeForce records, Trivium signed up to RoadRunner for the recording of "Ascendancy", and was 2005 a year to remember.

The behemoth begins with "The End of Everything", a classical introduction with hidden power and dignity. It's a milestone saying "We're back".

The first 'real' track on the album is "Rain", which runs straight from the previous track, into a brutal yet melodic dance of riffs and moshing-material.

"Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr" was the first track released before the album came out, and it hit, hard, people were blown out of their seats. Trivium were back heavier than ever before. It was no longer a game.

"Drowned and Torn Asunder" has a nice melody to the chorus, and the vocals are amazing. "Ascendancy" didn't stand out much for me, however it means a lot to the band, at how they had "ascended from the ashes" and became bigger than ever.

"A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation" is possibly the greatest track on the album. It runs fast, hitting everything in it's way. The video on the bonus DVD is terrific as well.

"Like Light To The Flies, an old Trivium live classic. It hits back with new effects and a jaw-dropping solo. "Dying In Your Arms" is questionable to some people... it is, in itself, a good song, Trivium just wanted their own "Fade to Black" type track, and I think they succeeded.

"The Deceived" is an old favourite of mine. Back bigger and better, it runs fast through your veins and makes your heart throb intensley. Heafy's growling vocals add to the power in this one.

"Suffocating Sight" makes a nice change, it's original and heavy, something never done before. However the keyboard effects slightly let it down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taken back in time & loved it 14 Feb 2006
By G. Gibb
Format:Audio CD
Being a 36 year old i thought the time of good old thrash metal had passed.Growing up in the 80's was what it was all about obituary,morbid angel,repulsion bands that did something special.
For the last 15 years we have lost that.
I have been going to buy this cd so many times because of the reveiws and that wee sticker on the front, but its to easy to follow those reveiws that don't mean anything apart from give the record company the cash and you will listen to this once.
How wrong can i be about trivium what a cd old school guitars and drums that obituary would be proud of.
The only minor downside would be a little to much mike patton type vocals (nothing wrong with mike patton) but stick to the growling and full on vocal assault.
Anybody that loves grindcore & good thrash metal will love this. What a welcome change from the drivile we have listened to since scott burns took a back seat.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pull Harder On Your Special Edition 15 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
Remember when Trivium released Ascendancy and sent a little shock wave through the metal scene and are now selling out massive venue's accross the UK? Its amazing what a year can do for you! making covers of many magazines and going on tour with the likes of Maiden says alot!! As well as playing a career definign set at download on the saturday morning!
What hasn't been said about the album? Pull harder and Like Light To Flies were some of the best songs of 2005.
Add an awesome song in Washing Away Me In The Tides is a nice edition. Fits in nicely with the orignal album.
Where this special edt album shines is in the videos and live footage from the astoria in london.
For once a band doesnt just release an extra song or re-release an old album from before they were "big". Its a nice change and the videos as well as live footage are top notch and very well put together!!
How to make a great album better? Do this :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing... again! 15 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Once again Roadrunner have re-released another gem! this album was great the first time around and now with the bonus track "Washing Away Me In The Tides" and of course not forgetting the amazing live footage on the DVD its become much better! For all of the people who missed out on seeing them on tour this time round this should keep them satisfied untill they get the chance to see them. This should be part of your CD collection whether you own it already or not, go out and buy it, you wont regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy Metal At Its Absolute Finest 11 Mar 2011
Format:Audio CD
When reviewing this album its difficult to know where to start. In my opinion this is the finest Heavy Metal album of the 2000s. Trivium draw from so many different influences while crafting a sound that is distinctly and instantly their own. Not only is it brilliant, their sound is like nothing before and nothing since.

The choruses are melodic, memorable and inspired, the riffs and verses relentlessly brutal and dynamic, but their greatest asset, without doubt, is the guitar work of Corey Beauleu and Matt Heafy. Throughout the entire album theses two guys are quite simply flawless and untouchable on their respective instruments. Every single solo is a gem and some (Drowned and Torn Asunder, Gunshot, Like Light To The Flies and The Decieved) are genuine face-melters. When I first heard this album in 06 I found it staggering, and played it to death. Now, having listened to it again, it only sounds better.

Travis Smith also deserves mention for putting in a great performance on drums, constantly showing imagination and flair with countless little fills and rhythms to complement the lead lines and riffs. Check the intro to Pull Harder, or the bass drum during the final chorus to Drowned and Torn Asunder, probably the most underated track on the album.

The inspiration from bands such as Metallca, Megadeath, Korn and even Slipknot is there for all to see but its as if they have taken the best elements of each and fused them together. The albums Trivium have put out in the years since, while not being truly awful, have been immensely dissapointing, but only because they set the bar so high with this release.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Opening Doors

Not that 'Ascendancy' NEEDS another positive review - but sometimes you just feel compelled to add your own spin on things. Read more
Published 10 months ago by CaptainKatana
5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good
Truly great album, from a truly great band, well worth the price I paid for it (Which wasn't much ha)
Published 13 months ago by Liam
3.0 out of 5 stars The unchanging face of metal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ascendancy
my second favourite metalcore album - after Waking the Fallen by Avenged Sevenfold.
Extremely melodic, well-crafted and consistent, not to mention very catchy! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Dr. G. Pryce
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant band, horrendous vocals
I bought 'Crusade' as an introduction to the band, and what a brilliant album. I was swayed by the reviews which said that Triviums' first album 'Ascendancy' was even better so I... Read more
Published 16 months ago by kevind
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Great Album
Matt Heafy is a great screamer and a great singer
Great blend of heavy parts and melodic parts
Overall a great modern metal album
Published 17 months ago by Mr. Archie S. P. Farrer
5.0 out of 5 stars why would you not buy the special edition???
this album is the most listened to in my collection to date, the point of this review is i don't understand why any one would buy the standard edition when for a little more... Read more
Published on 4 July 2012 by R.Pitt
1.0 out of 5 stars Why?
This CD starts off with a wonderful gothic synthesiser chord, then distorted guitars appear, then the drums - which are more Ringo Starr than Carl Palmer throughout the CD- and... Read more
Published on 30 Dec 2011 by Robert Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Trivium
When Trivium released their breakthrough second album `Ascendancy,' back in 2005 it was something of a breath of fresh air. Read more
Published on 29 April 2010 by Gentlegiantprog
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Album
Trivium have arrived. A statement that echoed around the metal world when this album was first heard. Trivium are a classic metal band in the making. Read more
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