Sound — 10
This CD is Metal Core, and it is metal core at it's best. The songs have a mixture of meanings. Some with references to religion and others, notably I Wont See You Tonight Part 1 + Part 2 are about Justin Sane's (Dameon Ash) attempted suicide. This, in my opinion is there best album to date.
Lyrics — 10
The Lyrics are amazing, seriously each one of the songs have lyrics that are written like a story, with different things happening. You can really connect to the music. Matt Shadows boasts some insane vocal skills in this, his screaming compliments his clean singing perfectly. It's almost as though each one is fighting with each other, as if he has a good side and a bad side. My personal favorite part out of all the songs is at 0:52 on Second Heartbeat, where Matt has the screamo singing sing at the same time as the clean.
Overall Impression — 10
This is my favorite album ever created, out of every other band. It's hard to chose a favorite as they are all amazing but if I had to it would be Unholy Confessions, Chapter Four, Eternal Rest, Remenissions and Second Heartbeat. I love everything about it, it is a complete masterpiece. I cannot recall how many times I have listened to it. If it were stolen/lost I would buy it again, straight away. If you like Avenged Sevenfold buy it. Now.