Sound — 10
Um yeah this is my first review, so I don't really know what to say. The vocals on this CD rock, Matt Shadows makes the band sound perfect (both I Won't See You Tonights), Synyster Gates annihilates inhuhman guitar solos (Second Heartbeat outro, IWSYT part 2), Zacky Vengeance has the catchiest riffs as rhythm guitar (check out Unholy Confessions), Johnny Christ does perfectly on bass, and the Reverend sails through impossible double bass lines (IWSYT Part 2) and even throws in a killer solo in Remenissions. Overall the CD sounds perfect and hasn't gotten old like some CDs might, and A7X also has one of the coolest CD endings I've ever heard on this CD.
Lyrics — 10
Matt Shadows does a killer job with the vocals on this song, not just the words but also when to scream or sing, and what notes to put where, the best parts are I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 and the Radiant Eclipse outro. The backup vocals also fill in perfectly in songs like Remenissions. The best vocals are definetly in Desecrate Through Reverance, the verses rock like no other, and the singing in that song also sounds awesome.
Overall Impression — 10
At least right now, this is my favorite album in many ways. Every song rocks, the beginning and end to the CD are unforgetable, and I can't think of one thing that's wrong with this CD. There is no doubt if worse comes to worse and I no longer have the CD, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a new copy, cause it rocks!