PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO COMMON SENSE
The first time I listened to this album in its entirety was just about a year ago. I was very intrigued with the lyrics, and as a guitarist of five years at that time, the guitar was very pleasing. The content of the lyrics are meaningful and full of emotion. Please ignore the part of the Common Sense's review that mentions lyrical content. Many of the lyrics have Biblical content. Some examples of songs are Beast and the Harlot, whos lyrics are inspired by chapter 7 of Revelations, and The Wicked End, which talks about the Bibles prediction for the end of the world. Matt Shadows is an amazing vocalist who possesses a wide vocal range. Brian Haner Jr. and Zacky Vengeance are two examples of outstanding guitarists. The reason I put 12 as the age limit is because there are sexual references (which also happen to be Biblical references) and drugs are mentioned in Bat Country, but that is quoting a book, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Overall, as the title says, don't listen to Common Sense. They put little research in their music reviews and I feel some of the authors are biased. Listen to a true fan who knows this band better than most people.