Ascendany was the second studio album by the American heavy metal band Trivium. The album was released in 2005. It was the first album to feature guitarist Corey Beaulieu and bassist Paolo Gregoletto.
The album contained 4 singles, "Like Light to the Flies", "Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr", "A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation" and "Dying in Your Arms". A music video was made for each of these songs. Also, a promotional video was filmed for the song "Rain". A demo version of "The Deceived" was included in the re-release of Ember to Inferno, nearly a year before this album was released.
When the album was released, it got very good reviews. Johnny Loftus of Allmusic had this to say about the album "Ascendancy aligns real-deal thrash with powerful modern influences. But at all times it's a platform for Trivium's own crazed talent."  It also got 7/10 stars from PopMatters.
All lyrics written by Matt Heafy.
|1.||"The End of Everything and Rain" (Instrumental)||Heafy, Jason Suecof||1:20|
|2.||"Rain"||Heafy, Corey Beaulieu||4:11|
|3.||"Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr"||Heafy, Beaulieu, Travis Smith||4:51|
|4.||"Drowned and Torn Asunder"||Heafy, Beaulieu||4:17|
|6.||"A Gunshot to the Head of Trepidation"||Heafy, Beaulieu||5:55|
|7.||"Like Light to the Flies"||Heafy, Beaulieu||5:40|
|8.||"Dying in Your Arms"||Heafy||2:53|
|9.||"The Deceived"||Heafy, Beaulieu||5:11|
|United Kingdom special edition|
|13.||"Washing Away Me in the Tides"||Heafy||3:46|
- Bonus DVD