Album 0278: Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen

AvengedSevenfold - WakingTheFallen

Release Date: 2003
Genre: Metalcore

Tracklisting:

1. Waking The Fallen (01:42)
2. Unholy Confessions (04:44)
3. Chapter Four (05:43)
4. Remenissions (06:07)
5. Desecrate Through Reverence (05:38)
6. Eternal Rest (05:13)
7. Second Heartbeat (07:00)
8. Radiant Eclipse (06:10)
9. I Won’t See You Tonight (Part 1) (08:58)
10. I Won’t See You Tonight (Part 2) (04:45)
11. Clairvoyant Disease (05:00)
12. And All Things Will End (07:41)

Total Length: 01:08:39

Waking The Fallen is a fairly nice intro. Melodic and not overly long or drawn out, and fits the mood of the album. Unholy Confessions is pretty solid. The opening and riffs are catchy, and the chorus works pretty well. Chapter Four is kind of a nice track but frankly gets boring. I completely lose interest like halfway and can barely remember the song after it’s over. Remenissions starts off with some cool guitar work, but has an issue that I think is quite prevalent on this album: it simply goes on too long. I get that they have ideas they want to go out, but personally I feel as if the songs go on too long.

Desecrate Through Reverence has some strange parts that I don’t really enjoy, but the chorus is decent. Eternal Rest features a couple cool vocal moments, and even some acoustic guitar. I like it pretty well. Second Heartbeat is okay, but it has that ever-present issue of being too lengthy as well. Radiant Eclipse has a neat intro, and a couple good riffs as well but it suffers the same issue as the last track, and could have some used some editing in the songwriting process.

I Won’t See You Tonight (Part 1) features some piano and vocals that are different for the album, but they are surrounded by piles of music that sounds the same as every other track on the album. I Won’t See You Tonight (Part 2) is made up of only these parts, though I’ll admit to liking some of the riffs. Clairvoyant Disease sounds like a Skillet song or some junk, just boring as crap. And All Things Will End is a strong ending track though, and I like the effect at the end, everything slowing to a crawl. In all though, I don’t entirely like this album. It’s not horrible, but I don’t like some of the things it does. It’s not bad in the background but giving it a critical listen is not a good endeavor.

Final Rating: 6/10

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