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Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
     

Sounding the Seventh Trumpet

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by Avenged Sevenfold
 

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Avenged Sevenfold has crafted a tremendous variation of metalcore, inflecting the traditional metal sound with outrageous bursts of hardcore fury and mesmerizing wails more likely found in the European vein of death metal. These elements together create an amazing but lethal crush on the listener, leaving one breathless after such feats. Sounding the Seventh

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Avenged Sevenfold has crafted a tremendous variation of metalcore, inflecting the traditional metal sound with outrageous bursts of hardcore fury and mesmerizing wails more likely found in the European vein of death metal. These elements together create an amazing but lethal crush on the listener, leaving one breathless after such feats. Sounding the Seventh Trumpet is an exceptional album that finds the group perfecting its own distinct style, and although the bandmembers remain fairly unknown on the metal scene, one could only imagine that this will change rather quickly. Frontman M. Shadows is a force to be reckoned with, as his screams are capable of making blood flow from one's ears, while his singing voice has the ability to feel those vicious wounds. Songs such as "Darkness Surrounding" and "We Come Out at Night" are excellent metalcore masterpieces, as the vocal harmonies add to these cuts to evolve the songs into fully atmospheric sonic blasts. As the album unfolds, Shadows' singing voice becomes the more dominant style and that is slightly unfortunate; the melodies are given much more intensity when his voice is used to a lesser extent amidst the grating bellows -- yet there is no bad song included on this collection. Musically, the band has seamlessly woven hardcore crunch with heavy metal flair, and never once bogs itself down with too much intricacy. "Streets" may surprise some for its punk feel, yet it all makes sense since it's a cover of the Successful Failure song, proving that Avenged Sevenfold could easily outdo many of the gritty punk groups in existence in the 21st century. Sounding the Seventh Trumpet is a magnificent album that is suitable for any fan of metal music, as Avenged Sevenfold has a firm grasp on all that is extreme.

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Release Date:
03/19/2002
Label:
Hopeless Records
UPC:
0790692066025
catalogNumber:
660
Rank:
9861

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Sounding the Seventh Trumpet 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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A7XJUNKIE_FoREVer More than 1 year ago
this album blew me away as avenged sevenfold burst onto the scene with their great sound and perfect (in a way) vocals
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best debut album I've heard since Kill 'em All by Metallica. Great guitar riffs but the screaming is a little overdone on a lot of the songs. "Streets" is a great punk song that shows A7X can switch from metal to punk incredibly fast. A great album overall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Take modern hardcore add a bit of metal and a dash of punk and you end up with the new and original sound of Avenged Sevenfold. I was very impressed when I picked up this record. A7X is a band which recently has gained emense popularity and for good reason. The band features tear jerking lyrics, lacerating guitars, and ear piercing vocals that are enough to quench the thirst of any metal fan who misses the good old days. M. Shadows vocals are spectacular and range from a screaching demon of hell to angelic and sublime. The band's epic songs feature face melting solos and head thrashing riffs that will have you shouting the lyrics as you listen. A spectacular release for any fan of old-school metal and Hardcore alike and a must have for your collection.
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