Every Avenged Sevenfold fan (fans of their early metalcore sound, City of Evil listeners, and those who were introduced to the band by hearing their amazing self-titled effort) will find something on this album that they can appreciate, but it’s the grief that is portrayed throughout this album, its lyrics, M. Shadows’s heartfelt vocals, and the pain that can be heard within the performances that makes Nightmare Avenged Sevenfold’s best album yet. There are songs on this album about losing someone close to you (“So Far Away”) and the anger that comes with that experience (“God Hates Us”), but sometimes we need to hear something like that. It sure is easier to listen to music that you can relate to than it is to listen to something happy when you’re in the middle of the same experiences that M. Shadows is singing about on this record. And it’s this that Avenged Sevenfold understands, and for creating not only the perfect tribute to one of the best drummers of the new millennium but also an album that can effectively put across those dark emotions, and for being able to make the listener feel them too, Avenged Sevenfold should be commended.
Thanks Tanner for sending this in!