Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold
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  • Summary: The Southern California group's self titled is their fourth album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Their anthem-filled fourth album's brazen swagger may prove irresistible. [Nov 2007, p.137]
  2. Such tracks as 'Critical Acclaim,' 'Almost Easy' and 'Lost' keep the crank factor high--but as part of a bolder, broader and more engaging soundscape.
  3. On this fourth LP, their super-melodic, which may annoy hard-rock purists. [2 Nov 2007, p.64]
  4. Avenged Sevenfold is so all over the map musically and lyrically, it's difficult to decipher whether it's pure genius or the most convoluted mess of music you'll hear all year. [Dec 2007, p.178]
  5. The tunes--or at least whatever M. Shadows feels like bellowing--sound like the kind of lame, nu-metal angst-mongering that dominated the radio in the late Nineties.
  6. 50
    With tighter, mercifully shorter songs, like the Slayer-meets-slash trasher 'Almost Easy,' they're now defiling America's youth with more substance than style. [Nov 2007, p.114]
  7. Unoriginal, overlong even at a ten track setlist, and riddled with banality (the disc is even being released the day before Halloween, could it get more corny?), Avenged Sevenfold is execrable in nearly every conceivable way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 65 out of 81
  2. Negative: 13 out of 81
  1. JimW.
    Apr 20, 2008
    10
    I read a preview of the album from A7X's own M. Shadows and he mentioned that he feels the self-titled album will have the same effect I read a preview of the album from A7X's own M. Shadows and he mentioned that he feels the self-titled album will have the same effect on his band as Metallica's self-titled had for them. And after giving the album a good listen for the 6 months it's been out, I second that statement 110%. I cannot get enough of this album. I listen to it everyday, and it is my favorite Avenged Sevenfold album. Expand
  2. Apr 27, 2013
    10
    Dear God, Almost Easy, A Little Piece of Heaven, Critical Acclaim, Scream. My favorite Avenged Sevenfold songs are all there! The other albumsDear God, Almost Easy, A Little Piece of Heaven, Critical Acclaim, Scream. My favorite Avenged Sevenfold songs are all there! The other albums are very good, but none beats this one. Expand
  3. Yudi
    Apr 11, 2008
    10
    This album is a completely different style for Avenged Sevenfold, but in a good way. Still hard enough to rock to, but also full of This album is a completely different style for Avenged Sevenfold, but in a good way. Still hard enough to rock to, but also full of comprehensible lyrics, this quintet from Huntington Beach really surprises me with the passion that they put behind some of the songs. Along my favorites are Afterlife, which I just love as more of like a soft rock ballad, A Little Piece of Heaven (amazing song as well as music video), and Almost Easy (the guitar solo is one of my favorites). Expand
  4. ZiqA
    Nov 1, 2007
    9
    Its a good CD, however, this CD will divide fans. Some fans will LOVE it (like i do), but many Will hate it. I feel its they're best Its a good CD, however, this CD will divide fans. Some fans will LOVE it (like i do), but many Will hate it. I feel its they're best album yet, its really good. but again, not everyone will love it, many will probably hate it. Expand
  5. WillD.
    Nov 3, 2007
    8
    Some people would say that this would appeal to Waking the Fallen fans, but not fans of City of Evil. I don't agree with them. This Some people would say that this would appeal to Waking the Fallen fans, but not fans of City of Evil. I don't agree with them. This sounds nothing like their metalcore past. This was a great album though. The lead single "Almost Easy" was my favorite. I must comment on the reviewer that wondered what a slash trasher was, I'm pretty sure they were talking about the musician Slash, Expand
  6. MislavF
    Oct 31, 2007
    7
    Not great but good. Lots of fun guitar work, but the silliness is sometimes a bit too much.
  7. VinnieV
    Oct 31, 2007
    0
    Avenged Sevenfold may be one of the worst bands that I have heard in the past decade. Don't buy this or anything else from them.

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