The new A7X cd is not to be compared to waking the fallen or the 7th trumpet. I'd say they've changed their format with every album but it's still awesome. The last album Shadow's did there was alot more screaming this album was more centered around the hypnotic guitar rifts. I do think there was less screaming though due to M Shadow's battle with his vocal problems. I still absolutely loved it. Thrashed and Scattered is my favorite song for the moment, other than that i think this cd is alright. I would compare waking the fallen better to City of Evil but none the less it's still A7X and i worship them reguardless. Overall, great album, great sound still a kick ass band. It rocks.