Sounding the Seventh Trumpet
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||To End the Rapture||Avenged Sevenfold||1:24||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Turn the Other Way||Avenged Sevenfold||5:36||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Darkness Surrounding||Avenged Sevenfold||4:49||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Art of Subconscious Illusion||Avenged Sevenfold||3:45||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||We Come Out At Night||Avenged Sevenfold||4:44||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Lips of Deceit||Avenged Sevenfold||4:09||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Warmness On the Soul||Avenged Sevenfold||4:19||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||An Epic of Time Wasted||Avenged Sevenfold||4:18||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Breaking Their Hold||Avenged Sevenfold||1:11||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Forgotten Faces||Avenged Sevenfold||3:26||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Thick and Thin||Avenged Sevenfold||4:15||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Streets||Avenged Sevenfold||3:06||£0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shattered By Broken Dreams||Avenged Sevenfold||7:08||£0.99||View in iTunes|
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. ~ Jason D. Taylor, Rovi
Darkness Surrounding = Rev at his best <3
Give this album a chance for sure:
When I first got this album I was hugely hyped given some of the incredible names of the songs and 'To End The Rapture' is to date is the most epic intro song to any album ever in my opinion. However when listening to more of the songs I found I was not a fan of it at all due to the sometimes excessive incomprehensible screams from Matt Shadows. HOWEVER:
Upon revisiting this album a while later I took more time to listen to the songs (albiet with a greater appreciation for the screaming sections) to come across some of Matt Shadows' best clean singing I have ever heard.
Effectively I appreciately 'put up with' the 1:30-2:00 minute area at the start then just completely sit in awe at the bridges of every song. Darkness surrounding is a great example of this.
Definitely give this album a good listen through to let it grow on you before giving up and you will NOT regret it.
Shadows really screams a lot here, but I guess that's cause they were all about ten years younger? But I'm not a huge fan of metalcore. I listen to it anyway, but not my favourite album by A7X.
Formed: 1999 in Huntington Beach, CA
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s