I have liked Avenged Sevenfold since the Waking the Fallen days... I don't care how much they "sell out," because their shit is still fantastic and awesomely catchy. Yeah they have gotten a little too melodic and Nightmare certainly proves that, but who hasn't. Regardless this album is still great. I will admit the slow songs I automatically skipped over, wasn't too impressed.. but if you like that kind of melodic, slow, dramatic rock you will love a lot of songs on this album. The fast ones... pure bliss. I love them. M. Shadows husky voice oozes sex, what's not to love about that!?