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  • Summary: The Southern California group's self titled is their fourth album.

Top Track

A Little Piece Of Heaven
Before the story begins, is it such a sin, For me to take what's mine, until the end of time We were more than friends, before the story ends, And I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Q Magazine
    80
    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. The catchy Stone Temple Pilots vibe of 'Scream' is enough to put the band back on the charts, but that could happen with more than half of this album…And it probably will.
  4. 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.
  5. Spin
    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]
  6. Alternative Press
    50
    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]
  7. Avenged Sevenfold suffers two-fold from a dearth of genuinely good musical ideas- the infectious vocal melodies which underpin ‘Bat Country’ and ‘Sidewinder’ or the dynamic interlocking guitar lines of the latter and ‘Beast of the Harlot’- and a total absence of the critical faculties which should have allowed a small orchestral ensemble go hungry rather than become party to the madness of ‘A Little Piece of Heaven.’

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 87
  2. Negative: 13 out of 87
  1. Kristen
    May 7, 2008
    10
    Absolutely amazing. I love Avenged Sevenfold and even though this is a different sound for them, i love it. A little Peace of Heaven and Absolutely amazing. I love Avenged Sevenfold and even though this is a different sound for them, i love it. A little Peace of Heaven and Scream are the best songs on here. I admire M. Shadows' writing style and I'd LOVE to meet him one day. Expand
  2. lexib
    Dec 26, 2007
    10
    Best Album Ever!!!
  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. IsaacG.
    Dec 10, 2007
    8
    This album takes dynamic elements that are new to the band and expands on old, familiar elements in a way that is new and refreshing. Really This album takes dynamic elements that are new to the band and expands on old, familiar elements in a way that is new and refreshing. Really these guys owe a lot of thanks to the sound engineer; it is a technological masterpiece! The guitar FX and modeling is done masterfully, and the vocal are tight. The entire band seems to have put much more depth and thought into this album than previous installments. A7X does a wonderful job of creating a captivating piece of work that is at times thought provoking and at times a real toe-tapper. A7X's self-titled album gets an eight out of ten. Expand
  6. AlexN.
    Nov 13, 2007
    7
    This album contains some great tracks like critical acclaim, the second half of the album needs time from you to appreciate. Don't This album contains some great tracks like critical acclaim, the second half of the album needs time from you to appreciate. Don't compare it to COE this album was just PERFECT Expand
  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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