Critical Acclaim

Album: Avenged Sevenfold (2007)
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  • In this song, the band criticizes those who point fingers at troops in war. Avenged Sevenfold lead singer M. Shadows has close friends who have experienced service in Iraq.
  • "Critical Acclaim" and "Little Piece of Heaven" are the first Avenged Sevenfold songs to feature the band's drummer, The Rev, laying down featured vocal tracks.
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Comments: 21

  • Jeff from Redding, Capaul from the atl ur an idiot...u think these people dont exist look up shirley phelps roper and you will learn everything u need to...shes at the forefront of the hating on troops and protests military funerals calling all marines fags and sayin that she thanks god for ied's and thank god for dead soldiers. so unless u have all the facts dont open ur mouth...
  • Gabe from Washington Dc, Va@Zach, from Arizona... Show some respect for the Rev please. He died at 28, was an excellent drummer and I'm sure most fans will agree had a unique voice. Moving on though, GREAT song, GREAT band, just great in general. Avenged Sevenfold is one of the only bands nowadays that writes their own songs, and each one of them has a meaning to it.
  • Stew from Buffalo, United KingdomI agree with the message completely. While i may not support the war in Iraq, anybody who loves our country so much that they would die for it is cool in my book.
  • Jed from Ringgold, LaDude, Angela, seriously? If I was with a friend in the army & people started trashing him, I would go insane.
  • Peter from North Bend, WaThis song is freaking awesome!! Any singer who criticizes people that are against the war and troops I give a lot of props too! So many singers these days are liberals/democrats ranting on how screwed up are military and the war is. Not saying the bush was a good president but Obama is not the answer either...

    GO SHADOWS!!
  • Robert from Cleveland, OhPaul from atlanta, theres nobody pointing the fingers at troops? Guess you havn't been in uniform. While its not as bad as it was in vietnam, it still happens
  • Trent from Edmonton, AbActually, I think this song is more criticizing those who don't support the current administration's policies. It's pretty evident in the second spoken word section "All the way from the east to the west, we've got this high society looking down on their very foundation, constantly reminding us that our actions are the cause of all their problems- pointing their fingers in every direction, blaming their own nation for who wins the elections, they haven't even contributed a f---ing thing to the country they love to criticize". I base my interpretation on the fact that they are very vocal about voting for Bush in 2004.
  • Austin from Smallsville, New EnglandI do agrea with the message. I feel that sometimes people who don't like the war blam the soldiers. Putting the blame on them and making them look like the guilty.
  • Ethan from Dublin, GaWhile I do not support the War in Iraq, I always try to show my support for those in uniform and thank them for volunteering to fight for our country.
  • Dillon from Stockton , MoAmazing Song! My favorite. Agreed with the message too!
  • Paul from Atlanta, GaThe lyrics are absolutely stupid. There's nobody who "points fingers at our troops". He's ranting about nobody. He's angry at people who don't exist. Nevertheless, the song's still pretty tight.
  • Angela from Cartersville, Gayeah i agree too they do point fingers at people in the war just because they are in the war it really sucks cause my cousin is in the war and just the other day he was wearing his unifor and people were pointing there fingers at him and saying bad things about him. so i kinda flick them off but they diserved it and the cussing so SCREW THEM
  • Zach from Buckeye, AzI completely agree with Gabby and i love avenged sevenfold, A7X for short, and there my 2nd fav. band and whoever blames troops for there suffering is retarded and is completely disrespectful and Mean!
  • Thomas from New Orleans, LaI love this song! I am in Iraq right now and I think I listen to it almost every day. It means alot to me to hear bands show they care what is going on in the world besides relationships and love.
  • Zach from Autsin, TxThis song is badass, i just hate the way the rev sings. it sounds really gay
  • Erik from Brownwood , Txhell yeah! i think that the liberals that dont support our troops should crawl under a rock and die! if you dont support the war then take it out on the gov and the congress and the congressmen you elected to make your decisions. do NOT take it out on the troops that fight for your right to slander them . its not honorable. and it makes you look like a jack ass.
  • Andy from Hartford, Ctppl who do that crap should just go die. they have no idea what some ppl really do in iraq
  • Gabby from Austin, TxThey all sing in all of the songs on this new album because they wanted something different. The main message in this song is obviously criticizing people who can't seem to think for themselves and always place the blame on someone else. Meanwhile we have troops fighting for our rights and they still judge them. This song was meant to serve as a message to those who need to view the war on a different light and just support them while they are there; stop criticizing.
  • Ozzy from Fresno, Cathis is the second best song on their new album
  • Airk from Skagway, AkThe Rev sings in "Almost Easy" "Scream" "Afterlife" "Crossroads" "Lost" and "Brompton Cocktail" as well
  • James from Houston, TxThis is an awesome song and I agree with Avenged Sevenfold when they criticize people who point fingers at our troops in war
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