Trivium's second album, Ascendancy came out on March 15, 2005, making it eleven years old now! This album has been certified Gold, but only charted in the US and the UK! It reached number 151 in the US, and 79 in the UK. So chart wise, not that great, but clearly has done very well despite that fact.
The first single was released in January 2005 and was "LIke Light To The Flies." Its a fairly simple song in lyrics, and sounds a bit like an ode to those feeling hopeless, in a way.
Over all, the album seems to have an underlying meaning of rebellion and taking your life back. Not all the tracks express this, but a lot of them do. Of course, with every album, there's some songs that stood out more than others.
The first track we're going to mention is actually the first song on the album is "Rain" and instantly it gave me a thought I've never had regarding Trivium before. It reminded me a bit of Megadeth in the very beginning o the song? It was something with the vocal style and the lyrics a bit. As the song progressed, I didn't hear that anymore but given how Trivium is now, this threw me off completely. Its a good song though, it seems to be about fighting for your life and dying slowly.
Another track had a similar vibe to "Rain", and that one was "Drowned And Torn Asunder." Its all about rebellion, and taking back what's yours. Done in a very heavy, yet melodic way, what's not to love?
Great second album, Trivium! It helped set them up for many other great ones down the line. You can get this album, along with every other album Trivium has released now through iTunes or wherever else music is sold!
We also encourage you to head on over to Trivium's website because they are very active right now with the touring. They just completed a tour in the UK and are heading over to Japan! From Japan, they will go down to Australia and then go all the way across the the world to the US. Here they will be doing yet another tour and performing at several festivals, such as Earth Day Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Rock On The Range and Rock N' Derby!
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