Nightmare

Nightmare

by Avenged Sevenfold

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record)

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Overview

Following the death of Avenged Sevenfold drummer James "The Reverend" Sullivan in 2009, the band marched on, enlisting the help of Sullivan's drumming hero, Dream Theater's Mike Portnoy, for their fifth studio album Nightmare. Luckily, the sound of the band remains unchanged, and as one of the best drummers in the business, Portnoy picks up the reigns and rides the Deathbat's double kick in complete synchronicity with Gates, Christ, and Vengeance. Like their previous outings, the group incorporates a New Wave of British Heavy Metal influence throughout Nightmare, while paying tribute to '80s hair metal with guitar god appeal; but playing retroactive music doesn't seem to concern them, as long as they play it more skillfully than their forefathers. The group's influences may be worn on their sleeves, but there is no denying that they have some of the best chops in the metal world. Songs shift from their trademark blistering assault to Black album ballads on a dime, M. Shadows continually amazes with his vocal acrobatics, and the opening riff of "Natural Born Killer" ramps up to an inhuman speed. "Save Me" ends the album as one of their most epic songs to date in a proper 21 gun salute, as thunderous blasts and guitar divebombs interweave into a melodic, heartfelt "Tonight we all die young!" outro. It's a fitting tribute for their fallen 28-year-old comrade, and excellent proof of the band's ability. [Nightmare was also released on limited-edition gray vinyl.]

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2016
Label: Hopeless Records
UPC: 0790692071913
catalogNumber: 719

Tracks

  1. Nightmare
  2. Welcome To the Family
  3. Danger Line
  4. Buried Alive
  5. Natural Born Killer
  6. So Far Away
  7. God Hates Us
  8. Victim
  9. Tonight the World Dies
  10. Fiction
  11. Save Me

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