"Critical Acclaim" is the first single from Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled album. A 2-minute teaser was posted on the band's MySpace to tide fans over until the iTunes release date, but on August 20, 2007, Avenged Sevenfold uploaded the full version on their MySpace. The full song was released on iTunes August 28, 2007.
Introduced by a twenty-two second long organ melody followed by a majestic, slow guitar solo,…
Shh... quiet, you might piss somebody off
Like me, motherfucker, you've been at it for too long
While you feed off others' insecurities
You stand in front of me and bite the hand that feeds