So I'd like to get into 7 string playing and I've narrowed it down to Schecter, and probably 1 of these models. They appear very similar. In fact looking at the specs they are pretty much the same guitar with the biggest difference being the Nazgul/Sentient combo vs the Schecter USA Apocalypse-VII combo. There has been a lot written about the KM-7, so I'm pretty confident it's a solid choice. I do like the finish on the Apocalypse better though, but I'm not so sure about the Schecter pickups.