Waking The Fallen
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Waking The Fallen

August 26, 2003

  Song Title
Waking the Fallen
Unholy Confessions
Chapter Four
Desecrate Through Reverence
Eternal Rest
Second Heartbeat
Radiant Eclipse
I Won't See You Tonight Part 1
I Won't See You Tonight Part 2
Clairvoyant Disease
And All Things Will End

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 26, 2003
  • Release Date: August 26, 2003
  • Label: Hopeless Records
  • Copyright: 2003 Hopeless Records, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 1:08:33
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  • ASIN: B0075PZ2ZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,730 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply one of the great metal albums of all time February 6, 2004
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I have been listening to metal of all kinds faithfully for the past 16 years since I was hooked by Maiden and Metallica. I moved on to Slayer, Dream Theater, Overkill, King's X. Then on to Fear Factory, Paradise Lost, Iced Earth, Therion, Morbid Angel, At the Gates, In Flames, Cradle of Filth, Nevermore, Nightwish, Saviour Machine, Shadows Fall, etc., etc., etc. You get the picture. I played in a band, I have seen dozens of bands in concert, I own over 700 metal CDs, I hosted a metal radio show for 4 years, I have defended modern metal to my (classic rock, stoner rock, top 40, dance, etc.) friends. I am not trying to be holier than thou, MY POINT IS:
"Waking the fallen" ranks up there with whatever your classics are. Period. I'm talking top 5 material. It is a "genre-buster" that is bound to unite fans like Guns n Roses did with AFD or Queensryche did with Mindcrime or Slayer did with Reign in Blood. I had a friend who couldn't stand Queensryche but when asked about Operation:Mindcrime, he said "Awesome, one of the best records ever." This is the type of impact this album can have. As with those 3 examples, where Waking the Fallen ends up on your list depends on your tastes.
The first track I heard was "Unholy Confessions" and I loved the Swedish melodic death opening, then was blown away when I heard the clean vocals. By the time the song was 1 minute old, I knew I had to have it. When the punk/pop chorus hit, I knew I was hearing something special. That song continued to weave in and out of genres seamlessly - almost getting better with every second. And when it was over, I had withdrawl. Funny thing is, it turns out to be one of the "weakest" songs on the album!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
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I'm not a kid, the site won't process the other review form, so I turned to this as an alternative

Avenged Sevenfold is an amazing metal band. They're somewhat nu-metal, with blends of classic metal riffs and mordern harcore. Having said that, Avenged Sevenfolds newest album, Waking the Fallen is ingenious and a clever work of music. Their music is dark, yet uplifting. To give their music that uplifting quality, they obviously have to go emo, but rest assure they stayed away from it. It's a little bit of emo, mixed with some scremo, stirred up just right, so their music can be described as a perfect balance between being to emotional and being too hardcore. They sort of look like the band AFI but rock with the power of Iron Maiden. Don't let their age fool you either, they have very intelligent and mature lyrics. They aren't one of those many bands out there. These guys are unique. Sort of that sweet and sick mix with many bands fail to perfect. Avenged Sevenfold isn't only for metalheads, most of their tracks on the cd can be enjoyed by almost anyone with a good taste for "music" in general. Their lyrics and vocals are poetic and have a deep meaninging within them. These guys are bottom line brilliant !

Let me walk you through the tracks and describe them briefly -:

1. Waking the Fallen - The band starts out this soft, kind of jamming session with ere'ey and suspensful music playing and soft vocals. It impolres the user to "Wake the ones and rise tonight". A perfect setting while going into the fast paced Unholy confessions. Ingenious, and a perfect start off setting ! 10/10

2. Unholy Confessions - One of the best songs in their album. It is an instantly likeable track, and you will get hooked on it almost immediately.
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waking The Fallen April 19, 2005
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The music scene nowadays is very disappointing. There is hardly anything out there that is worth buying anymore. It is very rare that a band comes out that actually impresses me. Avenged Sevenfold has done just that.

I can't get over just how great this band is. They combine elements in rock and metal music to create an assault of razor sharp riffs within a massive wall of sound. The guitarists are the main players on this record. They demonstrate their solo skills with perfection. The lead work is a force to be reckoned with. The song writing is also very interesting. You'll be jamming to an almost black metal assualt of vocals and guitars and it will suddenly turn into a disco beat (Eternal Rest). A lot of these songs hit the six minute mark, but always remain interesting and fun. Do yourself a favor and check these guys out.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Waking The Fallen January 26, 2005
By John
Format:Audio CD
Yes, so Ill admit it. The way these guys look is pretty cheesy, they do fit the description of your typical high school "goth". But behind the eye liner and fingernail polish they have loads of talent, and if you discredit a band simply because you dont like the way they look you are a moron.

The guitar in this album is exceptional, the guitarists have grown by leaps and bounds since Sounding The Seventh Trumpet. The riffs are much more epic and in more of a metalcore direction this album, which works very well. The drumming is also extremely impressive, very fast, and any drummer should appreciate the way he attacks the kit. M Shadows is a good vocalist in my opinion, although he is disliked by many. His screaming isnt the most intimidating that youll ever hear but it still sounds very good, and he obviously puts emotion into what he does. His clean voice is quite good, unlike other metalcore bands like Shadows Fall who have good screaming parts and awful clean vocals, M Shadows can really sing. I almost wish he would sing more.

The songs on this album are very long and creative, almost every song reaching the 5 minute mark (and the few that dont are off by mere seconds), and the songs never stay the same throughout. This is definitely something Id advise you to check out if you liked Avenged Sevenfolds previous albums, or if youre just looking for some good metalcore.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Best A7X album ever.
I finally bought this album about 6 or 7 months ago, right before Halloween(which is perfect), and have not been able to stop listening to it. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Darius M Vasquez
5.0 out of 5 stars asf.
great cd. rockin music. took longer then would have liked to get here. but it did and all is good in the world.
Published 21 days ago by Darlene
5.0 out of 5 stars you know.
No complaints. Got it, opened it, stuck it in my laptop and blasted away for hours. Neighbors hate me. But then again, we don't get along anyway way.
Published 1 month ago by ladeg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition, Excellent Album, Fast Shipping!
This album is an amazing. I started listening to A7X with the Nightmare album and pretty much have been working my way backwards (aside from Hail to the King. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DZA Davey
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST ARTIST!
This is an amazing album, great songs for a great deal by some pretty amazing, attractive guys, need I say more?
Published 1 month ago by camofreak92
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent Album
I love Avenged Sevenfold and I consider this one their first but there's still a ton of screaming which, for me, is what drops a star. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
Didn't think I would like the screamo sound of their 2nd album or so. I was wrong. This is a great album you can listen to over and over again. Highly recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by Wireless
2.0 out of 5 stars I Like Avenge Sevenfold, but this wasn't the best...
I'm going to keep this simple; someone should have fired the sound technician. Each song has a problem with each layer of sound being properly balanced! Read more
Published 2 months ago by William Callahan
5.0 out of 5 stars A7X: WtF
This album is easily in my top 10 favorites. Best A7X album they have released to date, in my opinion.
Published 3 months ago by Benjamin Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT METAL ALBUM!!!!!
WAKING THE FALLEN is BY FAR the best album from A7X!!!!!! I really like their albums like CITY OF EVIL and NIGHTMARE, but this one is TOTALLY RAW METAL with HEAVY riffs a la... Read more
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