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An experimental album
on 24 April 2015
I am currently rediscovering bands that I once loved, and now, I care a lot more for Avenged Sevenfold's fourth album than I did at the time. This self-titled eponymous record contains a variety of styles, but whatever they do, they do well, not to mention know how to play the hell out of their instruments. Being a self produced album, these guys were allowed to be more experimental, and obviously sound different, but the solid guitar work and impressive vocals remain ever present.
The second single 'Scream' is heavy metal highlight (just listen to that opening!), but the biggest surprise comes at the end of the album with the final track, 'Dear God', which will possibly appeal to those who have never cared for Avenged Sevenfold's angry, 'in-your-face' music before. This country-flavoured song is beautiful, very different, and despite it being a far from obvious track for these men to sing, is actually my favourite of the lot.
For a more commercial sounding Avenged Sevenfold, this is the album you should buy. Turn up the volume, and enjoy it!