Metal Wani has shared their review of “The Stage” giving the album an 8.3.
This album is a bold statement, and while it might not be for everyone there is enough growth on this album to know that the only way for Avenged Sevenfold is up. I have always regarded Avenged Sevenfold as one of the shining lights of modern metal, and despite all their setbacks The Stage is a very clear statement that they want to remain at the forefront of the scene. Such is the majesty of this album that it very clearly and definitively breaches many musical borders, but does it in a way that still retains the core sound of the band. Expect to see this in many Christmas stockings this year.