|1. To End The Rapture|
|2. Turn The Other Way|
|3. Darkness Surrounding|
|4. The Art Of Subconscious Illusion|
|5. We Come Out At Night|
|6. Lips Of Deceit|
|7. Warmness On The Soul|
|8. An Epic Of Time Wasted|
|9. Breaking Their Hold|
|10. Forgotten Faces|
|11. Thick And Thin|
|13. Shattered By Broken Dreams|
To End the Rapture: 9/10 This 1-and-a-half-minute long song is really cool in that it has a good guitar solo, then some catchy vocals. It's a great start, but I do feel that it doesn't show who they really are in this album.
Turn the Other Way: 10/10 Now this shows who they are. Awesome! This is one fast, metal-crazy song with lots of screaming and some good singing. The guitar is especially noteworthy. There are some great harmonics and the whole thing just falls into place. Definately one of the greatest on the CD. It ends by fading the drum, bass, and guitar tracks, leaving the strings to stay alive.
Darkness Surrounding: 10/10 Super fast. Really cool. Great drumming. He does some pretty amazing stuff on the toms followed by some really awesome double-bass-drumming. Good vocals, too, especially at the end, "smell the burning amber"
The Art of Subconcious Illusion: 10/10 Cool lyrics. This song just kinda begins out of nowhere with no intro, but is so strong through the whole thing. At one point, Shadows just like screams his vocal chords of his neck, wraps them around his eyeballs and screams if you know what I mean. It's like this awesome, high-pitched scream like he's undergoing what he's singing about or that the lyrics are really happening. Also, at one point, he hits this note that sounds a lot like Godsmack. Awesome.
We Come Out at Night: 9/10 Very great, just not as good as the rest. Catchy vocals and memorable guitar riffs.Read more ›
1.To End the Rapture(intro)
2.Turn the Other Way
3.Lips of Deceit
4.Warmness on the Soul
5.Breaking Their Hold
6.Shattered By Broken Dreams
I love Avenged Sevenfold. This being the second CD i bought (WtF the first obviously), i initially was put off by it. Maybe it was the lack of actual sung vocals, or maybe...well, i don't know. But give this one more than a few tries you WILL be hooked. The CD reeks of metalcore, mixed with old school maiden (for a lack of a better comparision) and some punk thrown in too. Odd mix, but they make it work wonders. Some songs are very epic (Warmness of the Soul, Shattered by Broken Dreams, We Come Out at Night) and others rip your face off (Turn the Other Way, An Epic of Time Wasted, The Art of Subconcious Illusion). It's pretty balanced, except for Streets. Despite the fact that i really do enjoy the song, it feels very out of place here. What it all comes down to is that by the end of a few listens, you will know this CD rocks. It's original, melodic and grinding at the same time.
Hell, this CD even converted a good friend of mine who is most likely usually listening to terrible radio rap and trapt. Thank god i can listen to something decent when with him now.
In conclusion, ask yourself these questions: Do you like original metalcore? Can you stand large amounts of growls and screams? If yes, buy this immediately. It will defintely be a prize in your collection.