I think I'm in the same boat as most of you guys. A7X and Trivium used to be my two favorite bands basically. I love Waking the Fallen, and City of Evil was really great right away, but after about 6 months began to bore me and I eventually stopped listening to it. When Trivum released The Crusade, I found a few songs on there I liked, but the rest just isn't my bag, whereas I pretty much liked ALL of Ascendancy. Ascendancy got me into metal basically, it's one of my favorite albums of all time. Just sucks to see both of these bands change their music dramatically. I can atleast depend on AILD, they haven't let me down yet and they are 3 albums into it. Each one seems to get better .