Before I rant on about how much I love this album, I just wanna say (from a longterm fan kinda thing)... I just want to say this: This culture surrounding dead artist is becoming a drag. Would you say the same thing when they walked the earth?
Ok so lets start from the top, Nightmare (the track) is a typical but awesome way to start an album off. Imagine 'Critical Acclaim' meets 'Second Heartbeat' and then gets cut up, something added...maybe 'Afterlife'. There is "You're ******* Nightmare."
This is the first Avenged album I personally can class as a Rollercoaster ride.
'Welcome To The Family' is very awkward (almost)...you don't expect it I guess. You get the typical emo slant on the chorus but then the man himself is doing his thing afterwards (Whispering). A great 'Pinkly Smooth' move perhaps.
Track 3 is weird as. 'Danger Line'. Hardcore but also maybe a tad of autotune. You can hear the progression in this band, they must have learnt from some awesome experiences...and some bad.
'Buried Alive' is very inspirational. Pantera meets Metallica. I can relate to this song. Musically - "Love or hate".
Track 5 ("Natural Born Killer")... starting to think this album is playing like a greatest hits. How Mr. S can sing some of these lines... you know, I think I would choke.
"So Far Away" is a real breakdown. If you can relate in a sense. For those who have lost the ones they love... Syn is not just a guitarist. A musician in his own right. This song is when I realised that.
"God Hates Us" - Heaviest thing A7X have ever wrote...I love it.
"Victim"... one of my least favourite songs on the album. A bit too 'U.Y.I' for me... fine if you like that album/band but I can't relate myself.
'Tonight The World Dies' carries on that theme. But kicks in like another song I like 'B.O.B****'.
'Fiction' is a masterpeice...can't explain why - just check it out.
'Save Me'; like other A7X (last tracks inparticular) they never shut up... and it's a marathon. Love it.
So there you go a quick A7X review, with love no doubt... quick note; Mike rocks.