They actually got a talented drummer this time that last guy just didn’t have it the rev was some big shoes to fill and portnoy was the guy to do it they didn’t keep him and we’ll not a smart move this new guy has it very nice
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By Dr. Vichyssoise
Your dad is 44
Best thing to come out in the past 10 years by anybody
This album, from start to finish, is a masterpiece. By far the best by A7X. Beginning to end, it has non stop mind blowing instrumentals with amazing vocals to coincide with. The new drummer shines on this album, after the back to basics Hail to the King. My favorite songs are The Stage, Simulation, and Exist.The Stage is the most intricate album opener in recent memory, with an 8 minute runtime and incredible instrumentals all around. Simulation is an amazingly aggressive song with pretty interesting lyrics. The instrumentals are pounding and intense, with the drums and guitars blending together to create an amazing symphony of aggression. Exist is the longest song by A7X and one of the most beautiful songs put on an album. It has an incredible melodic section in the middle, and a giant 3 minute long instrumental attack towards the end, with a spoken word section done by Neil deGrass Tyson. All in all, this album is a must listen to anybody interested in progressive metal in any capacity and a godsend after the run-of-the-mill Hail to the King.
This is one of my favorite albums yet😆🤘🏽
Mastering is fine
By Furry Fire Fox
Just a majority of the songs bore me, with the exception of the title track, exist, and goddamn
The rest doesn't stick out in my mind as more than filler
Not as good as past albums
Love this album
avenged is definitely back no questions asked syn shredded the solos and just the lyrics are so heart driven
Not up to their past works
Having been introduced to this band with City of Evil and Waking the Fallen, this album is a far cry from the Heavy Rock I was expecting from A7x. I'm not saying it's a bad album, but the energy is way down with a bunch of prog-rock snoozers. Angels is the best of the bunch, but the rest is emminently forgettable.