Tonight was the penultimate GroundBreakers for the year and as such was the last of the typical album reviews. For this occasion Adam brought with him, Avenged Sevenfold – Nightmare (2010).
Adam started by telling of how important the album was to the band and thier fans after the passing of Jimmy (The Rev) Sullivan, the bands drummer during the production Nightmare. This continued to be a theme throughtout the album with many songs working as referwence to the feelings of family and friends, death and moving on.
Whilst not all of the tracks are related to the death as some were completed before hand, the album is now considered as a tribute to his memory and it sales in the first few weeks of release show just how closely knit the fans and band community really are, as well as showing just how much they were all effected.
Musically, the album shows us a turn back to the earlier styles of Avenged Sevenfold though with a somewhat darker feel. Whilst it isn’t expressely anything special due to return to thier old sound, the feeling and darkness in the music and lyrics can really stir some feelings.
The album it self was a difficult one to judge. The music and songs were well written and composed but were nothing outstanding or really different from older offerings of the band. The reason it recieved the final rating was based on the symbol that it has turned into for the band, thier fans and the rock world as a whole. As has been mentioned the album has now become a symbol of the Rev and his importance to ther other band members and fans, and the album itself has become a tribute to his memory. this shows the amount of love and respect of the fans and as such, the album deserves the rating merely for that.
So the albums final rating was:
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED – Seal Approved.
Track Listing Below: Continue Reading