Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows recently joined an interview with Metal Hammer and revealed that the band’s latest album, ‘The Stage,’ is his favorite record from the band.

As one of the band’s founding members, M. Shadows has been with Avenged Sevenfold since its inception and contributed to the band’s all seven studio albums. The band’s debut album, ‘Sounding the Seventh Trumpet,’ arrived in 2001 and generally received good reviews from the critics. They raised their popularity, especially with the release of their second and third albums.

Avenged Sevenfold’s latest and seventh studio album, ‘The Stage,’ dropped on October 28, 2016, and was designed as a concept album revolving around the theme of artificial intelligence. The album attracted attention with its brilliant composition and powerful sounds. It occupies a special place in the band’s catalog for being their first concept album.

During his new interview, when M. Shadows was asked about his favorite Avenged Sevenfold album, he revealed that their latest album, ‘The Stage,’ is his favorite record. The singer expressed that they didn’t care about what the industry or the fans demanded from them, and they wanted to try something new. He is delighted they did that concept album, which was initially divisive but now accepted.

When asked about his favorite Avenged Sevenfold album, M. Shadows replied:

“That’s my favorite record of ours. We were in a moment in time, and things were changing. I’m so happy we did it that way; we don’t give a f*ck about industry metrics.”

You can listen to the band’s latest album, ‘The Stage,’ through Spotify below.