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Deliver us into our sins,
let us dwell in deadly deeds,
for when the Devil comes to claim us,
we will cast aside our seeds,
spread corruption to the innocent,
to plague the world with fear,
our chaos swallows the heavens,
so the end is drawing near,
and we will watch from golden thrones,
as the world floods with their tears.


A7X: What Goes Around...

It's rare that I find an album these days that I actually enjoy from start to finish. I suppose the reason many of us download is not so much to save money as it is that we rarely like a full album. An on the occassion I do find such an anomaly, I feel the desire to share. I may have been slow on this one, which is often the case, but I say better late than never.

So if you haven't already heard of Avenged Sevenfold you're not the only one. Thus far, the band has two albums to date, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, released in March 2002, and their most recent, and most buzzworthy for that matter, Waking the Fallen, released in August 2003. The latter, which has been held captive in my CD player for weeks now, is truly a metal masterpiece.

The second track, Unholy Confessions, has found fame by way of the Headbanger's Ball Vol. 2 disc. And yes, every other song on the album is truly as mezmerizing. From the multi-layered lyrics bellowed by M. Shadows, backed by the mind blowing solos of Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, through the heart pounding drumming of The Reverend (not of the Run-DMC clan), we emerge from a carefully crafted soundtrack for the senses. The blend of punk and hefty metal riffs with a melodic center core. They are truly on a different level of the genre.

These are not the ranting songs of teenage punk bands. The lyrics are as deeply philosophic as they are morbidly poetic. Particularly in Chapter Four, Eternal Rest, and the epic I Won't See You Tonight (Pt. 1). No matter how black you think your heart to be, they pull at the sinews of your soul. And most everyone, who's been through anything so troubling, can certainly relate.

So look forward the upcoming City of Evil in June. Which I hope will go times.

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Finally, a real metal show in Lynchburg. About time. Thank you Shawn.

The bill is St. Diablo, Sicks Deep, Cicada (replacing Downward Halo, which broke up), and Unhinge. I don't know about the last two, haven't heard 'em...but I'm mainly there for the big guys. I've seen them before.

It should prove interesting here. I don't know what to expect. Either people are going to go apeshit or they won't do anything and it'll be dead. Hopefully the metalheads will show up and things will go well.

We'll see.

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Holy Shiz

The good news is...I got in. So I'm stoked. Bad news...I got my acceptance package and it's pretty scary. I have buttload of forms and it listed my expenses.

About $2,500 per semester for tuition, $500-$600 in supplies, $5,000 for living on campus, $250 for some art school fee, $35 to attend the required summer enrollment program.

Christ on a Christmas tree this shit's expensive.

Financial aid isn't much of an option b/c we make over $40K per year. I haven't heard anything about the scholarships I applied for yet. That probably won't be much if I get any at all.

I may have to breakdown and do a loan for my first year and apply for aid next year. Since I won't be at Genworth anymore.

My 'To-Do' list is growing into multiple pages. We've got to look at housing, a new job for me, and if I want to bartend, I've got to learn how first, paying for this first year, moving, taxes.

Crap. I need a beer.