This self-titled album is a highly anticipated album made by metal’s Avenged Sevenfold. The combination of emotional lyrics with talented musicians makes the album a must-have. Any guitar shredder would love this album because of talented lead guitarist, Synyster Gates. The CD has three stand-out singles; “Afterlife,” “Scream,” and a country-sound hit “Dear God” “Afterlife” has a mix of great lyrical content with a jaw-dropping guitar solo. “Scream” has one smooth, sweeping bass riff that has bassists wanting to learn to play it. Acoustic guitar had a bigger role in A7X’s new album including a part in “Dear God.” This CD can change many minds of people who are not interested into metal.