+1 on Ashes of the Wake
-1 on A7X's new CD. It sounds like bad hairmetal to me, complete with crappy nasally vocals and mediocre guitar riffs.
AILD stuff is good, easy to learn too since they rehash all their riffs to make their songs. It Dies Today sounds just like AILD, but with more singing (I guess). I happen to think that Trivium might be the second coming of Metallica, should they pull their live act together and look up some other words for f*ck.