Avenged Sevenfold
Nightmare


3.5
great

Review

by TheMabee USER (18 Reviews)
July 29th, 2010 | 33 replies | 4,137 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


0 of 13 thought this review was well written

Two years ago I saw Avenged Sevenfold at the Long Beach Arena and they put on the best concert I have ever been too. Avenged Sevenfold came out with the works, fire,strippers, killer opening acts oh yeah and the entire concert was filmed it was a incredible concert and every fan really had to be their. Little did I know that The Rev would pass away not to long after so r.i.p The Rev but I am going to base this review as unbiased as I can. Lets see if this album is one you want to fall asleep to and experience Nightmare.

Avenged Sevenfold attempts to take all of the elements that have made them successful in prior albums and combine in under one album, similar to Atreyu with Congregation of the Damned. It has been way to long since M. Shadows has screamed and I am happy to say on the tracks “God Hates Us”, and “Natural Born Killer”he screams and the vocals sound just as good from Waking The Fallen. It is refreshing to hear the music reach that level again and I can only hope the fans welcome it. Portnoy does a good job filling in as the drummer and feels like a natural part of Avenged Sevenfold. The only down side of Portnoy is he can't sing like The Rev, but he can definitely drum hard.

For those of you who appreciate the new Avenged Sevenfold style then “Nightmare” and “Buried Alive” are continuable of their mainstream rock style and will receive much playtime on the radio. “Buried Alive” has a very Metallica style, the song starts off slow then crescendos into a metal ballet. “Fiction” is another good listen as M. Shadows and The Rev sound great, and the piano part mixes well and adds a lot of emotion. Welcome To The Family is enjoyable because its Portnoy's best work on the album, and the chorus line is catchy.

The problem with this album is it is plagued by to many ballads and songs that don't live up to Avenged Sevenfold's potential. “Save Me” is a ten minute track when it doesn't need to be, and “So Far Away” is to slow and reminiscent of “Dear God”.However this album is a little above good and of course I am sure The Rev would be very proud. Overall this album does a good job of combining contemporary rock with their old metal roots. The album is not enjoyable as a whole but still a solid effort from Avenged Sevenfold.



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    Overall a really good modern rock album with a few heavy metal tracks....

    Starblind (2)
    Enough is enough....

    Robert Garland CONTRIBUTOR (3.5)
    After the passing of their drummer does a band still release quality or consistant music?...

    johnny21874 (5)
    Dynamic, aggressive, strong. Words cannot express the acclaim this album deserves. A great...

  • C. William Emerson (2.5)
    If you like myself was anticipating something along the lines of their self titled, you mi...

    Chob8 (4.5)
    The first album since the tragic passing of Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan expresses emotion...

    bluehaze54 (3.5)
    A step in the right direction...

    DreamScapeVirus (3)
    While A7X is not for everyone i recommend people who liked the last album and modern hard ...

  • Alexd93 (3.5)
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    Kaje Watkins (4.5)
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    Mike Stagno EMERITUS (3)
    While Avenged Sevenfold have previously been able to overcome their weaknesses, the strong...

    Avius (4)
    It probably won't sway the dissenters, but Nightmare only improves on the classic A7X song...

  • J. Ponton EMERITUS (2.5)
    The sound of the band slowly pulling themselves together, in more ways than one....

    lessermaster (3.5)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Knott-
Emeritus
July 29th 2010



10194 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

metal ballet

Ponton
Emeritus
July 29th 2010



5775 Comments


nice dig

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Skybreaker
July 29th 2010



622 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Review needs work, make it longer and the 2nd part should be 2 paragraphs and not 1. Also, in the first sentence "too" should be "to", i'd suggest proofreading and editing to fix errors like that.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2010



16126 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Self-titled was way better than this catastrophe.

Crowe
July 29th 2010



435 Comments


uh oh shit's goin down

where's eno

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2010



16126 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Oh, and this review is horridly written. Reads like a junior high short essay that wasn't proofread.

0ctahedronzz
July 29th 2010



184 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I am now dumber.

jconley77
July 29th 2010



63 Comments


Writing a review requires that you actually write.

Yazz_Flute
July 29th 2010



18735 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

huh

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
July 29th 2010



15989 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

kid says

I am going to base this review as unbiased as I can


right after he gets done saying

Say what you want about Avenged Sevenfold but I saw them play at The Long Beach Arena and they put on the best concert I have ever been too


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LaCosaNostra13
July 29th 2010



860 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

You figured he'd stop reviewing after his approval rating dropped to 20%. Now it's at 12%. WTF is wrong with this guy?

TheMabee
July 29th 2010



24 Comments


Yeah it was a great concert I wanted to put it in my review. One statement apply's to other people, and the other is for me reviewing the album.

TheMabee
July 29th 2010



24 Comments


How do you think I am going to improve?

LaCosaNostra13
July 29th 2010



860 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

By not writing any more reviews.

cinaedus
July 29th 2010



26195 Comments


write more paragraphs, grammar + spell check

TheMabee
July 29th 2010



24 Comments


And thanks for all the constructive feedback for those of you who gave me constructive feedback. And for those who have nothing better to do than hate go ahead=)

Crowe
July 29th 2010



435 Comments


lol ballets

Phrike
July 29th 2010



1691 Comments


the review is full of lol

Avenged Sevenfold is good when they keep it heavy, but they should lay off the super long ballad songs and stick to the technical metal


ShinXetsu
July 29th 2010



605 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Looking at what you're actually writing does wonders sir. If it doesn't make sense to you how the hell is it going to make sense to anyone else who would read it?

Spec
July 29th 2010



26834 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Everyone will hate this review whether it's good or not.



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