Avenged Sevenfold: Self-Titled

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2007

Avenged Sevenfold continued the popular upswing of the band following up their 2005 album City of Evil. The sound moves in a more clean cut direction and at the time was experimental but, played a big roll in further developing the bands sound. This album was also the first and only album to have backing vocals from the bands original drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sulivan, who tragically passed away in 2009. This album tends to be melodic at times in songs like Almost Easy, Afterlife, Gunslinger, and the bluesy, acoustic driven finale Dear God. This is one of the main things that really sticks out to me. On the bands previous album, City of Evil, these styles only really popped up in the song Seize The Day. I’m not sure on this but, it seems like the popularity of that song may have influenced the band to try adding a few more songs of that nature. While the bands prior albums where much more brash and hard rock driven, this album is more clean cut as I stated earlier.

1. Critical Acclaim   5 stars
2. Almost Easy  
5 stars
3. Scream  
4.5 stars
4. Afterlife  
5 stars
5. Gunslinger  
5 stars
6. Unbound (The Wild Ride)  
4 stars
7. Bompton Cocktail  
4 stars
8. Lost  
4 stars
9. A Little Piece of Heaven  
4 stars
10. Dear God   
5 stars

Grade: 91.0 (A-)

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