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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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  • At June 2, 2005 at 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Avenged Sevenfold truly kicks ass in every aspect of the phrase. Amazing lyrically, vocally, and instrumentally, which is such a hard trait to find among bands these days. Anyone who doesn't like Avenged Sevenfold clearly has no appreciation for music or are just so opinionated that they can't bring themselves out of their own self-centered delusions. As I said, great guitarists, great drummer, great singer. It's too bad M. Shadows tore his vocal chord though. Now he can't scream anymore, but that's not going to get me from getting their latest album.

  • At February 20, 2006 at 1:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    this is not a comment it is a f&*#$%&g statement. avenged sevenfold is the best f-ing band on earth zacky vengeance is so hot, i don't care what you losers think, plus i'm pretty sure other girls will agree with me. also matt shadows is a major hottie i salute his GF she is one lucky woman! in conclusion all of avenged sevenfolds music just rocks so get into it!


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