Today marks the 8 year anniversary of our self-titled album. There are many songs from this collection that have become staples in our live show. "Critical Acclaim," "Almost Easy," "Afterlife" and "A Little Piece of Heaven" have been fan favorites to this day. Not everyone was as excited about the album as we were so enclosed is an excerpt of one of the many wonderful reviews we were greeted with upon release. We hope you enjoy reading this as much as we did. We look forward to more spectacular reviews in the future!
"Unoriginal, overlong even at a ten track setlist, and riddled with banality (the disc is even being released the day before Halloween, could it get more corny?), Avenged Sevenfold is execrable in nearly every conceivable way. The album bears the unmistakable mark of a handful of amateurs who’ve overshot their station and think that what they’ve accomplished is ambitious and mind-bending. The rest of us can do little but… well, laugh in pity."
Full review: http://www.popmatters.com/review/avenged-sevenfold-avenged-sevenfold/