Alternative Press: The 30 Best Albums Of 2016.

Alternative Press has listed their 30 Best Albums of 2016. Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Stage” is included.

Straight up? Avenged Sevenfold’s new album is compelling because the SoCal quintet unashamedly continue to embrace their larger-than-life arena-rock ambitions, while genuflecting at the altars of the gods of hard rock and metal before them—on their own terms.