Waking The Fallen
Limited double vinyl LP pressing. Chopped & Screwed version of the metalcore band’s 2003 album. Waking the Fallen is the band's first full-length album with new lead guitarist Synyster Gates and bass guitarist Johnny Christ. The record continues the metalcore sound the band had used on their previous album, Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, but features noticeably more clean vocals. The record is notable among fans due to M. Shadows' slightly higher pitch in his voice and high notes he sings on songs like "I Won't See You Tonight" (both parts). The album also leans more towards heavy metal rather than punk rock. Waking the Fallen was highly acclaimed. It received a positive profile in Billboard, with the magazine comparing Avenged Sevenfold to bands like NOFX, Iron Maiden, and Metallica. The album also received comparisons to the Misfits and further comparisons to Iron Maiden.
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