Sound — 9
My cousin's close friend first showed me "Unholy Confessions" by Avenged Sevenfold. I heard and heard the guitar jamming with pinch harmonics, palm muting and harmony and after the first two minutes I knew I had to get this CD. Before I did, I investigated more through this punk, screamo rock musical group and listened to Eternal Rest, Chapter Four, Radiant Eclipse, and a song that is in another album, "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance, the guitarists of the band and their teamwork is absolutely amazing with their harmonies. The Rev is banging those drums and he's good! M. Shadows, the main singer is tearing the microphone. Their bass player is great also; Johnny Christ. The opener Waking the Fallen is quick and short has a great melody and the singer sings like you can fell the voice ringing through your ears. For a short song, it beats many others! There has been gossip going around one of the compact disc's best song "Chapter Four" and has two harmonized melodies, are Rhythm man Zacky moves his power chords around everywhere from my sound impression and in the intro the Rev goes crazy! He hits 4 per second with his other hand hitting the crash three times in quarters. To me, the Rev and Neil Peart are the two drum legends!
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics are amazing and good toned; The group's singers has a completely different voice and their voices makes a great combination. The main singer M. Shadows has a high pitched sound and is the screamo singer. However, he has his disadvantages. One is a voice with no lyrics but sings with a very high but harmonic voice. The last has a low voice; which in my impression has the best voice. Most of their songs are very depressing and sad. In Eternal Rest, the song is telling the story is about children in poverty and is suffering and tells it with detail. Once again in Chapter Four, the low, the scream, and the high make the song a great way to say that Avenged Sevenfold is truly the best! Once again in Chapter Four, the low, the scream, and the high makes the song a great way to say that Avenged Sevenfold is truly the best!
Overall Impression — 10
To me out of the CD's (Waking The Fallen & Sounding The Seventh Trumpet) I have, this one is the best one of all! I think it's impressive because in "I won't see you tonight," the group were so psyched out about making a song that they had to make a part 1 and part 2! I love it because it's a hardcore, metal core band and I can compare it to the band Bullet For My Valentine; has a screamer, high voice singer, and a good low singer. There is nothing I hate about it at all! If my CD was lost, I would buy a new one. If someone stole it; I suggest the thief opens their eyes when they sleep because he will be headless the next morning with a missing stolen CD of Waking the Fallen.