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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

A man tries to patch up relationships on "Almost Easy" ("I've treated you so wrong/Now let me make it right"). The upbeat "Unbound (The Wild Ride)" embraces the roller-coaster ride of life. There's also a sweet message from a soldier to his girl ("Gunslinger") and a prayer for God to comfort a distant love ("Dear God"). A dying man puts his stock in forgiven sins and peace in heaven ("Brompton Cocktail"), while a near-death experience inspires a prayer and a promise to change ("Afterlife"). The band wants people to avoid phoniness and self-righteousness, however ...

Objectionable Content

That criticism of the wealthy and apathetic is a profanity-strewn rant. The f-word appears again on "A Little Piece of Heaven," the dark, twisted tale of a guy stabbing his girlfriend 50 times, eating her heart and having sex with her corpse. "Scream" is another marriage of murderous violence and eroticism. Both tracks are shocking, not just because they show up on a disc containing truly positive material, but because of their sick, descriptive detail. The subject of "Brompton Cocktail" arrogantly plans to take his own life and confront eternity on his terms.

Summary Advisory

This bizarre band's name is derived from Genesis 4:15. That and some spiritual allusions may draw Christian teens to Avenged Sevenfold's ferocious metal assault. Pray it doesn't. They'll also get hit with off-kilter theology, obscenities, suicide and audio torture-porn.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

Discussion Topics

Additional Comments/Notes

Episode Reviews

Credits

Rating

Readability Age Range

Genre

Metal

Author

Cast

Director

Distributor

Network

Performance

Schizophrenic Top 5 disc

Record Label

Warner Bros.

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Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Adam R. Holz Bob Smithouser

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