Best Avenged Sevenfold Albums

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The Top Ten

1 Avenged Sevenfold

This is one of the most experimental albums I've heard. It's quite amazing how they ended up pulling it together this great! RIP To the Rev! I hope you all enjoy this amazing album! Personal favorite, it speaks to me personally, and it's fun to play to (drums/guitar/vocals) Enjoy this album!

It's weird but I think this is A7X's best album. It's the most eclectic in style and is the first album and the last album (other than Diamonds) to feature The Rev on vocals. Although the instrumentation isn't difficult per say, the song writing is as heartfelt and powerful as is has ever been for this band. Their Self-Titled stands as a time capsule of an album, one that brings me the listener very clearly back to my Sophomore year of High School. And although this is an album that doesn't go into rotation as often for me, when I put it on, I am almost always in love with it. Oddly enough, it's Almost Easy to say that despite the fact that my favorite A7X albums are The Stage, City of Evil, and Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, this one kind of stands on its own as the secret best one of the bunch. And the funniest thing is that it's songs like Gunslinger and Dear God that shine through this album with the best character. Who would have thought that a country song would capture A7X so ...more

A Little Piece of Heaven! Afterlife! Critical Acclaim! Great Record. - fidelcanojr

A7X at the height of their creativity. No two songs sound a like on this album, led to some brilliant songs like A Little Piece of Heaven, Almost Easy and Afterlife

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2 Nightmare

Personally this is my favorite album of all times. Once this album grabs you it won't let go. It's filled with so much meaning and I just can't get enough. This was also my goto album in grade 5-7 when I just laying awake in the middle of the night. This album has the most sedimental songs for me. The album is just flawless, not to mention it was the Rev's last album, although that in itself doesn't make the album the best it just makes it sentimental, this was my favorite album long before I knew it was his last album. Overall I give it 10/10, if I could I would give it 20/10.

Greatest album ever, period.
I can't see a7x ever topping this, the death of the REv drove them to make some of the most unforgettable masterpieces.
Musicianship is amazing, lyrics incredible and overall songwriting is perfect.

Save Me IS there best song after MIA maybe, God HAtes Us is heavy and epic, Buried alive is a flawless track, and fiction and victim are just beautiful.
Those are my favorites but honestly, all the songs kick so much ass.
Also the bonus track "lost it all" is awesome.

I have no idea why the self titled is number 1

AGREED! Completely, 100%, undisputed best album of all time. Should be at the top. Every song is great, I never hit skip on a Nightmare album song. I definitely find myself skipping songs on the self proclaimed album a lot. Songs like Unbound and Lost are great, don't get me wrong but the autotune T-Pain stuff gets annoying sometimes. And plus they're no match for the lesser songs on nightmare like Save Me or Natural Born Killer or god forbid Danger Line. There's literally not a single bad song on Nightmare. RIP Rev and Hail to A7X!

Many lesser known songs are incredible here...
1. God Hate Us : The growl are very incredible... The bridge before the solo's and the groove it's incredible!
2. Natural Born Killer : The intros and solo intros
3. Danger Line : The end of songs lyric will touch your feel.. I think this song is sang by dead men...
4. Save Me : 10 minutes song and all of instruments are hard to play and cost much energy...
5. Fiction : For Un-true a7x fans, they won't know this song...

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3 City of Evil

1. City of Evil
2. A7X
3. The Stage
4. Nightmare
5. Waking the Fallen
6. Diamonds in the Rough
7. Hail to the King

In my humble opinion:
1) City of Evil
2) Nightmare
3) Avenged Sevenfold
4) Waking the Fallen
5) Hail to the King
6) Diamonds in the Rough
7) Sounding the Seventh Trumpet

I really do enjoy all of their albums, and the margin of difference in the top 5 is razor thin. However, City does not have a single weak song, while every other one does. One Waking, Won't See You Tonight Part 2 drags down the album. Dear God hurts A7X's chances for the top bid, and on Nightmare there are simply too many slow songs in the second half. Had they substituted 4 AM or Lost It All for Tonight the World Dies, then that album may be number one for me. For Hail to the King, This Means War is the weak spot. On City of Evil, their weakest track (my opinion) is Trashed and Scattered; if that's your weakest track, then you have created an absolutely classic album. My top 3 tracks on City are Beast and the Harlot, The Wicked End, and MIA.

I am shooketh

City of Evil is a perfect album with awesome drummings,incredible riffs and solos and great lyrics.

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4 Waking the Fallen

Their Magnum Opus. All songs are perfect

I am really late to this, but Waking The Fallen is Avenged Sevenfold's sound defining album. This is what set them off to be the band we know and love today. STST was great and I adore the album, but what was more matured in lyricism and instrumental work. Not only that, but great songs like Second Heartbeat, Chapter Four, Unholy Confessions, Desecrate Through Reverence, and Radiant Eclipse were all created and this was metalcore at its finest. Matt had a diverse vocal style and had some of the -if not- the clearest screams I have ever listened to up to this day. The lyrics always have a deeper meaning in every song and I'm always finding them every time I listen back to their songs. Yes their Self Titled and Nightmare albums are when they matured but even in their what: Ressurected documentary, Zacky states that what is Avenged Sevenfold. You cannot dispute against Waking The Fallen. Intense Riffs. Rise of Fast Solos. Smooth and Heavy vocals. Need I go on?

Second heartbeat is the best A7X song! No questions.

Have it any way you want, as long as Waking the Fallen is on top.
It is their most matured release to date.
Also, the guitar work here is far more impressive than their later releases (excluding City of Evil, of course).
The only flaw here is probably the weird screaming, but it's forgivable.

What really makes this stand out, though, is the lyrical content. It's just... Inspiring, maybe? I can't describe it.
Anyway, put this on the top, people. Please.
And City of Evil at 2.
Nightmare at 3.
STST at 4.
The rest of their releases anyway you like it.
And finally, their self-titled at the last spot. God, I hated that album and the only decent song on it was "Critical Acclaim".

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5 Hail to the King

The first 5 songs are just straight ass kicking head banging songs, the rev would be proud. The next 5 are still bad ass songs, crimson day reminds me of a better seize the day, heretic is an amazing song, coming home is their top 5 songs ever made and planets is just a masterpiece... May not have songs you fall in love with. But this album is their best quality of work throughout an album that they have ever made. Even st james is a 9/10

First off, I love all of their albums. But hail to the king... It has people now calling A7X the heirs of Metallica! It has the ever so addicting groove of classical barebone metal. Not to mention it adds to there ability of being able to change their sound and still sound great. HAIL TO THE KING

All these songs are just straight up headbanging songs (except the ballads but even still) and there isn't a bad song on this album, requiem is a little dry but everything else is amazing, don't get me wrong though I love all of their albums

This album gets such a bad rap just because it is so different stylistically from anything else they've put out - but it shows the band's versatility. It was supposed to be a stripped back, groove-driven hard rock record, and they've definitely achieved that! This album is so powerful because it is simple. The songs are so catchy, and so emotive in places, it's just a damn solid record. Good work boys!

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6 The Stage

The Stage (the title track) is mind blowing.

The title track was a phenomenal progressive metal song.

This I'm my favorite! God damn is my favorite from the one and only A7X!

This is their best album, if not tied with self titled - danimey

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7 Sounding the Seventh Trumpet

This album is an absolute masterpiece and has great variety. It includes mostly hardcore songs, with ballads (Warmness of the Soul and Shattered by Broken Dreams) and also some punk (in Streets and Thick and Thin) My favorite tracks are Forgotten Faces, Shattered by Broken Dreams, Thick and Thin, and Warmness of the Soul. This, The Stage and Waking the Fallen are my favourite A7X albums. Definitely give this album a listen.

This album means so much to me, being the first album and because the song "Warmness on the Soul" will be one of the songs played at my wedding, this album is great! Rock on Avenged

This was the first A7X album I've ever owned. After hearing An Epic of Time Wasted and Darkness Surrounding, I was sold and bought the album. It is heavy and raw, and the drumming is just out of this world. It is worth your time and money. SO BUY IT!

Seriously underrated album. I love the screaming vocals, but not as much as the screaming in what. An Epic of Time Wasted is my favorite song from this album. This is my second favorite album behind what

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8 Diamonds In the Rough

Great Album! Amazing Pantera and Iron Maiden Covers with Walk and Flash of the Blade. If you have not listened to this whole album in its entirety, I highly suggest you do! Possibly the best songs on this album are Demons and Crossroads. Very good rhythm kick as drums. Best solo on this album is most likely on the last track, Dancing Dead. A7X for Life!

Unknown, but should be far higher

I didn't like it, it had no good songs I made beside demons and girl I know - EliHbk

Really 7? Its one of the the best albums I ever heard!

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9 Warmness on the Soul
10 All Excess

The Contenders

11 Waking the Fallen: Resurrected

Wow it's hard to believe that they had unholy confessions live on this album. And that's not a good thing at all, I love the studio version of unholy confessions but the live version is really really bad and the same goes for most the live songs on this album.

It was as great as Waking the Fallen. It also included demos, live footage, alternate versions, two music videos, and a 30 minute documentary.

What is by far their best album. I love the screaming vocals. Eternal Rest live was also a great bonus track.

12 Live at the Grammy Museum
13 Black Reign (Ep)

This is way better than (warmness on the soul) guys! - danimey

14 1999 Demo

1999 is the year that my nan got beat up by two walruses. That's why I like this demo.

Should be higher up

This is truly the start of their career!

I would hate this because these are probally demos of songs from Sounding the Seventh Trumpet - christangrant

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