Having enjoyed Sevenfold for many years now I was very keen to hear how their latest release would sound, especially given the sad and tragic loss of the Reverend. I must say that I am deeply impressed as to the route they have taken. Yes, the absence of the Reverend is clear, he had a unique talent which will never be copied, however, the tone, sound and bass reminds me of the early nighties and with traits of Metallica's Black Album and Gun's and Roses Appetite for destruction. I grew up on 80's and early 90's metal and for those similar to me i'd like to think they too would enjoy this album.
It is a truly awesome album, thoroughly recommended and one which will be booming out in my house, car, on my ipod and PC for sometime!