Nightmare [Explicit]
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Nightmare [Explicit]

July 23, 2010

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  Song Title
Nightmare [Explicit]
Welcome To The Family
Danger Line
Buried Alive [Explicit]
Natural Born Killer [Explicit]
So Far Away
God Hates Us [Explicit]
Tonight The World Dies
Save Me

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: July 23, 2010
  • Release Date: July 23, 2010
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2010 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:06:47
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B003VDZK8K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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114 of 129 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now Your Nightmare Comes To Life! July 27, 2010
Format:Audio CD
On Christmas 2009, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan handed in a demo for a song he had written entitled "Death" and proclaimed, "That's it, that's the last song for this record." Three days later, the Avenged Sevenfold drummer was found in his home, dead from a lethal mix of prescription drugs and alcohol. On Tuesday, A7X will release that record, now called Nightmare, which is not only the last physical recording of The Rev's legacy, but also his tribute.

Musically, Nightmare picks up where 2007's self titled release left off. The sonic maturation that A7X has shown on every disc continues not only instrumentally but also in the vocal timbre of singer M. Shadows. Long gone is the blood curdling screamer from Waking the Fallen; what remains in his stead is a hard rock voice with a strength and tone no less unique than the icons known only by one name: Ozzy. Halford. Dio. (Shadows? Perhaps, if A7X continues on the path they seem to be destined for.)

As Virgil led Dante through Hell, so Shadows leads us through the band's own descent into darkness, greeting us on the album opening title track, "Now your nightmare comes to life!" What follows is vintage Sevenfold: tight, syncopated guitars over a steady and churning rhythm section that veer off into chaotic but melodically fluid harmony guitar leads and blistering technical solos. Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance can arguably be called the greatest guitar duo since the turn of the century and certainly have earned the right to be named among such stalwarts as Downing/Tipton, Murray/Smith, and Degarmo/Wilton.

With such familiarity emanating from the speakers, it's easy to forget that The Rev isn't holding it all together, as he always had before.
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare: A journey into the heart and soul of A7X July 28, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The central theme of Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold is emotion. Certainly with the death of a fellow member of the band and a brother, the members of Avenged Sevenfold were swimming in an ocean of emotions. This album has remorse, confusion, and pure hate among other varied emotions that enable listeners to intake a small taste of the experience these talented individuals underwent.

Nightmare (5/5): The title and opening track of Nightmare begins your journey with a bang. This track starts off with a dreamy chime before blowing you away with Shadows screaming "nightmare" leading you into a high paced experienced. This track was well chosen as the leading single. It's very catchy and it isn't long before you're singing along learning of the bands nightmare that is about to unfold before you.

Welcome To The Family (5/5): This track is probably a future single and perhaps the most accessible song on the album. After a shout out to a "Waking the Fallen" instrumental intro Shadows jumps into the melody of this very catchy track. Like Nightmare this song is also set to prepare you for what's to come. It addresses the cacophony of emotions running rampant with their minds. We see that even the members of A7X aren't sure exactly what they are feeling it's a mixture of so many raw emotions, "When our thoughts are so numb and our feelings unsure
We all have emptiness inside, We all have answers to find, But you can't win this fight." Among the catchy melody and chorus is a blazing a solo and Shadows intermixing a growl/whisper tone to conclude this track

Danger Line (3/5): This song starts off with a marching band type drum progression, before jumping into a moderately high passed jam. I enjoyed this song, but it just didn't seem to fit into the concept of the album.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A review from a new A7X listener November 24, 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have to admit that the only reason I bought this CD in the first place was because my favorite drummer, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), joined A7X for this album and tour, after the sudden death of The Rev. Well, now we all know that he quit his band of 25 years during the Uproar Festival, but I don't know if he plans on staying with these guys.

Anyways, Nightmare is a really good album from start to finish. It has a nice mixture of metal songs like Nightmare, Welcome To The Family, Natural Born Killer, and God Hates Us, while balancing itself with some mid-tempo rockers like the old school Metallica sounding Buried Alive. Most important of course, these guys can really play. The drumming is outstanding as expected, the vocals have enough variation to remain interesting, and the guitars, while heavy at times, keep the technical aspects on display with some nice harmonies and solos. I'm not usually into the more recent class of metal music, but Avenged Sevenfold has the talent to keep them going through another decade and beyond.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Fantastic! July 28, 2010
By Maley
Format:Audio CD
Going into this album, I had very high expectations for it being that I have been an Avenged Sevenfold since 2003, Waking the Fallen. I for one found their change to singing as a giant leap in the right direction. It of course didn't always work but did show thier maturity as a band. This album is nothing short of amazing. The first seven songs, with the exception of so far away, really set the mood for the album and are some of the heaviest songs avenged has done. My particular favorites from the first seven are Nightmare, Buried Alive, and Natural Born Killers. God Hates us sees a return to screaming, but done in a much closer style to Pantera and it is pulled off splendidly.

After song seven some folks will say that the album turns into a collection of ballads and that's where I disagree. Song 8 victim is just a phenomenal slow metal/hard rock jam. Tonight the world dies is the best song stone temple pilots never wrote, has a harder big empty feel. Song 10 Fiction is probably the strangest song on the album, my least favorite, but still a good haunting duet with piano, (shadows & the rev). Song 11 Save me is classic City of evil A7X 11 minutes long, thundering drums, and blistering guitars. Sensational way to end the CD.

I know that I am biased as I have been a fan for a long time, this album is truely right up there with this years greats. It is a return to City of evil style A7X, and a departure from the more straight forward rockers on the self titled album.

Also, to everyone that says this album only appeals to teenagers, that is simply not a true statement. I am 28 and have enjoyed them for years and not one bit of their subject matter is whiney or EMO.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Tribute for the Rev, but none the less a good album
For years i didn't like avenged sevenfold, there was a local band that played nightmare at almost all of there gigs so i was okay with the song. Read more
Published 8 days ago by ClassicRocker
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT
Published 1 month ago by CHASE ALBERTS
3.0 out of 5 stars .....
Love the CD. I was just disappointed at the condition of the case and the CD itself. Case was cracked along the edges, and the CD was chipped a bit. It still played. Read more
Published 1 month ago by ladeg
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent album!
Not as good as Hail to The King Album, but still pretty good. Recommend for any Avenged Sevenfold or heavy rock fans out there.
Published 1 month ago by Matt
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great album
Another great album by Avenged Sevenfold. "So Far Away" will get you every time and "Welcome to the Family" has become one of my favorite songs; literally know... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Great CD
Any one who wants to rock will love this cd. They don't disappoint on this new CD. A must have.
Published 1 month ago by Vickie
5.0 out of 5 stars Better late than never...
This was my first purchase of an Avenged Sevenfold album - have avoided them in the past because I'm not a big fan of the constant guttural growling that passes for vocals in so... Read more
Published 2 months ago by N. Adams
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums Ever
I would like to say that this album was very heartwarming and Avenged Sevenfold produced a priceless album. I would strongly recommend this album to everybody.
Published 2 months ago by dennis sohn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
This is a good album, but slightly preachy. the last half of the album is almost depressing with its lyrics crying that the world is ending and that some one should "Save... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Wolfy
5.0 out of 5 stars Love these Guys
This is one of their best albums, even though all of them are great. Cant wait for new music from them.
Published 2 months ago by Chris H.
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