Avenged Sevenfold
Nightmare


4.0
excellent

Review

by WicKed110 USER (6 Reviews)
September 23rd, 2013 | 16 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

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

After the tragic death of The Rev, the band made a tribute album for him. While this is a tribute album, it's really good but not exactly perfect or the "best album ever" of course. It is the band's most darkest album they've made along with the spooky and ominous album cover they used. The band went completely away from that radio rock/symphonic rock stuff from their self-titled album and made an album like City of a Evil only more heavier and with a few tracks that are more metal than hard rock. Matt Shadows doesn't sound like there's any Axl Rose influence in his singing off this album. He sounds like he's trying hard to sound like James Hetfield. Just look at the song "Nightmare". In the verses of the song, he sings like the way James Hetfield typically sings like. He even does some growling in a few songs, but overall just singing, of course. "So Far Away" and "Tonight the World Dies" are pretty soft ballads off this album with so much emotion in the lyrics. They mostly have acoustic guitars in them. Even "So Far Away" has a little bit of possible influences from country music like Johnny Cash. But it isn't country rock, just a rock ballad. The heavy metal tracks off this album are the most best this album has to offer. "God Hates Us", for example, is the heaviest song off this album. It has a lot of growling in it and crazy soloing but some really depressing intros. It actually is somewhat thrashy as well. It isn't a metalcore song though, but just simply metal. "Lost It All" is also pretty heavy and "Natural Born Killer" is extremely metal. It begins with some heavy, fast riff and lots of blast beats. Other than that, there isn't really much more metal on here. Although, "Buried Alive" starts off as just rock, but then later the song becomes metal. The song is a little reminiscent of Metallica's song "One". However, there isn't any thrash metal characteristics in this song. The fact that Mike Portnoy played the exact drum lines written by The Rev is respect. Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance basically down-tuned their guitars lower in this album but not like a band like Korn or Slipknot of course. What is still there is Synyster's overly squeaky guitar solos. This is a pretty decent Avenged Sevenfold album. Even some fans of their second album "Waking the Fallen" might enjoy it a little.



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    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)
    May not be the best album of their career but nightmare serves well in remembering The Rev...

  • TheMabee (3.5)
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    Kaje Watkins (4.5)
    This band's latest effort is one of their best, despite losing their drummer, the late Jim...

    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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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2013


50958 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Nice Adam Thomas review

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2013


50958 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"most darkest, more heavier"

Drop the most and more

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 23rd 2013


50958 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"most best"

you know what to do

Tunaboy45
September 23rd 2013


3162 Comments


Some of your grammar is poor but apart from that good review.

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Mister Twister
September 23rd 2013


1813 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"pretty decent"

4.0

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Sapient.
September 23rd 2013


1109 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I just got so grammar'd from this review

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
September 23rd 2013


28812 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

oh man this is great

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LocustGrove
September 23rd 2013


540 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

One of the worst bands I've ever heard

Toondude10
September 23rd 2013


4437 Comments


eh...

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trainofconsequence
September 24th 2013


1442 Comments


Awful review, there's something called Paragraphs needed

Forest159
September 24th 2013


14 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

You might want to start proofreading. The grammar in this is atrocious.

Progger6009
September 24th 2013


1129 Comments


Yeah this may not be the right site to slob the A7X knob, try letting other users proof read before posting too.

tempest--
September 24th 2013


14613 Comments


damn where's the paragraphs

tempest--
September 24th 2013


14613 Comments


damn why do i have this 3.5'd omg

Sapient.
September 24th 2013


1109 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

don't worry lloyd, there was a time I had this pretty highly rated too

Scomadi
September 24th 2013


61 Comments


Can't stand this band



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