Avenged Sevenfold Post New Song
2010-05-17 by Jim Thompson | 191 Comments
Avenged Sevenfold have posted a new song, entitled 'Nightmare,' to Youtube.

'Nightmare' is the title track from the group's upcoming album, which is scheduled for release on July 27.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1Bi1c9LmhU
Tagged: Avenged Sevenfold

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JWT155
May 17th 2010
9319 Comments


Not too bad on a first listen.

bloc
May 17th 2010
35010 Comments


Okay song, the solo could have been a lot better.

Digging: The Birthday Massacre - Superstition

TheSpirit
May 17th 2010
17990 Comments


Eh, that was eh

Digging: The Speed of Sound in Seawater - Red Version

Crymsonblaze
May 17th 2010
7525 Comments


Reminds me a lot of CoE. I like it pretty good, about as much as their other singles (which are almost always horribly picked, save Afterlife).

Spec
May 17th 2010
27271 Comments


It's actually decent. What a surprise.

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PanasonicYouth
May 17th 2010
7412 Comments


completely meh
the laughing right after the solo was just fucking retarded

Spec
May 17th 2010
27271 Comments


Its just his voice in some parts... a little hard to take.

JizzInMyPants
May 17th 2010
2377 Comments


chorus=awesome

rest=meh

JWT155
May 17th 2010
9319 Comments


Listened to it again, had some interesting ideas but overall it's just a mediocre song.

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
May 17th 2010
28787 Comments


stopped at about :50 and went to listen to "The Wicked End" instead.

TBliss
May 17th 2010
987 Comments


Not too bad...

TheSpirit
May 17th 2010
17990 Comments


Song is nothing like COE btw.

PanasonicYouth
May 17th 2010
7412 Comments


^^
this

JWT155
May 17th 2010
9319 Comments


Song is nothing like COE btw. [2]

Lunarfall
May 17th 2010
3179 Comments


It's a pretty cool song. Better than anything off S/T anyway (not that it was hard to do).

Andrackie
May 18th 2010
5 Comments


wow that was painful

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
16137 Comments


I disagree. Almost everything off the self-titled is better than that. The intro and solo were cool. Overall, not so great.

FreePizzaDay
May 18th 2010
1526 Comments


Not that great, sounded like something off of self-titled to me, but damn, will probably be stuck in my head despite all that.

Dryden
May 18th 2010
13127 Comments


everything they have made was bad and this seems no different

cvlts
May 18th 2010
8977 Comments


thought id share these two tidbits i found on my facebook

OH MY GOD! A7X'S NEW SINGLE.......-brain explodes!- OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!! SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHH!!!! THEY'RE REALLY BACK! @$%$^&&^#&$#$%@%$@%$$@%$@#$%#&^#&^#& :D!!!!! 8D!!!!!!!!!

and
There are absolutly NO words to discribe how i feel right now. Listening to A7X's new single.....literally, just made my last 4 hellish days worth living through. This one song.....just made my life worth living. Thank You Avenged Sevenfold. You've saved me once again. (this may sound so corny, but its absolutly true)


for the lulz.

MUNGOLOID
May 18th 2010
4350 Comments


it's decent but not even close to their best.

Counterfeit
May 18th 2010
17819 Comments


lmao. win. Silly fans and their bad music.

Btw, when is this gonna get deleted? Mods always seem to delete news for bands they don't like..

TheKevon
May 18th 2010
14 Comments


Poor Portnoy. I hope they didn't lie to him and say they were going to play good music in front of his drumming.

megadeth101
May 18th 2010
865 Comments


three cheers for disappointment

lol jk, I had no expectations.

ShadowRemains
May 18th 2010
21329 Comments


i lol'd at genocide's comment

Bfhurricane
May 18th 2010
6197 Comments


Sounds like a mediocre version of Beast And The Harlot. It's a step in the right direction after their s/t, but still not what I want to hear.

At least Portnoy's drumming was pretty good.

JWT155
May 18th 2010
9319 Comments


I lol'd at genocide's comment too

ShadowRemains
May 18th 2010
21329 Comments


hahahha, I just read it again, it made me laugh harder, made me want to pull the Nazgul on them...

JWT155
May 18th 2010
9319 Comments


Shouldn't you be painting Drama Gary?

ShadowRemains
May 18th 2010
21329 Comments


do not come between the Nazgul and his prey

JWT155
May 18th 2010
9319 Comments


More crazy then a Mastodon guitar solo?

burnafterbreeding
May 18th 2010
1466 Comments


vocals are just


so ridiculous.

WARisalliknow91
May 18th 2010
493 Comments


Sucks.

lachis
May 18th 2010
240 Comments


Not sure I like this...but I enjoyed CoE and the S/T so I'll probably check the album out. I can't take the vocals at points in this song, kinda irritating.

iswimfast
May 18th 2010
1340 Comments


Sounded a bit more upbeat and more hard rock-ish, like they said they were gonna do.

Not terrible.

Locrian
May 18th 2010
1003 Comments


I like the verses a lot better than what was shown in the preview. I've said this before, but the only problem with the vocals is his low-pitched voice. It's just annoying.

witchxrapist
May 18th 2010
11055 Comments


Everything about this band is annoying, fyi.

waterboy92
May 18th 2010
148 Comments


eh. It's not terrible, but pretty bad. I don't like it. Sounds like James Hetfield at times. I love Metallica. But, this band is now shit. What happened to them? Deftones can remain a great band after all these years. But, A7x, will continue to suck.

witchxrapist
May 18th 2010
11055 Comments


What does Deftones have to do with anything?

ThePalaceOfWisdom
May 18th 2010
1134 Comments


Band needs a new vocalist.

MetalEmmanuel
May 18th 2010
57 Comments


Vocals sucks and people denying that are just a bunch of fools. Guitar not being flashy doesn't sound A7X. Can't really hear the bass... At least, drumming is excellent even if it looks like a warmup for Portnoy... I think I will relisten to the new DT instead of this...

Motiv3
May 18th 2010
8941 Comments


song is pretty meh, at least its not as bad as the worst songs off their self-titled. End of the chorus is retarded and the solo sucked.

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


improvement over a7x, but still rubbish

Bandido
May 18th 2010
816 Comments


The intro when the instruments all kicked in sounded pretty badass but after that it was pretty eh

Locrian
May 18th 2010
1003 Comments


What the vocalist really needs to do is start screaming again. That would help them to get their edge back, even if he wasn't the best at screaming.

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


he was pretty bad at screaming though. they just need a new vocalist really

witchxrapist
May 18th 2010
11055 Comments


They just need to break up tbh.

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


123 that is the best option

ClipTheApex
May 18th 2010
10 Comments


Could have been worse.
Not that it was, by any means, good though.

Two of the best drummers in the world working on this song, and its still only 'meh' at best. Kinda sad:/

KILL
May 18th 2010
72090 Comments


umm

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Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
8387 Comments


Not terrible, not good, not anything really. I hope the upcoming album will be much much better, because if the rest of the songs are in the same vein, I'll be having a real hard time trying to not fall asleep.

witchxrapist
May 18th 2010
11055 Comments


Metalstyles, stop trying. This is God awful.

G3N3R1C
May 18th 2010
1945 Comments


LOLWUT @ Those comments Genocide posted.

Um, yeah, i think its a really good song too, but.... LMFAO, Wow. XD

XtheComb1neX
May 18th 2010
61 Comments


some cool parts. i guess. the vocals are just terrible. he really needs to get back to screaming.
and the solo shows syn has clearly run out of ideas.

KILL
May 18th 2010
72090 Comments


There are absolutly NO words to discribe how i feel right now. Listening to A7X's new single.....literally, just made my last 4 hellish days worth living through. This one song.....just made my life worth living. Thank You Avenged Sevenfold. You've saved me once again. (this may sound so corny, but its absolutly true)

pisses me off so much

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
8387 Comments


Metalstyles, stop trying. This is God awful.
bleh, I didn't hate it. Was just kind of bored. Also, what's wrong with having a little hope eh haha

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


omg I found this awesome quote on facebook:

ahh how cute they're still trying to write music!


Lelle
May 18th 2010
2156 Comments


not bad, not good. just boring

anuspudding
May 18th 2010
403 Comments


some parts sounds like their singer is trying to go for a shitty james hetfield sound.
so imagine metallica + that really annoying low and nasally singing that god knows why a7x's singer keeps doing to this day..

VicariousIntent
May 18th 2010
1597 Comments


It's like Portnoy started the song saying "Hell yeah, time to kick some ass and play some drums fills up in this bitch", and then A7X told him "Woah woah woah....don't play BETTER than Rev." and he started doing simple beats.
And the drumming was still the best part of the song.

Lelle
May 18th 2010
2156 Comments


I guess some people enjoy it

BallsToTheWall
May 18th 2010
44803 Comments


rules.

Digging: Pink Turns Blue - If Two Worlds Kiss

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
May 18th 2010
7026 Comments


Song was average. Better than most of the songs on their last album though tbh.

m0rse
May 18th 2010
1 Comments


is it just me or does shadows sound kind of like a rip off of mustaine at some points

Phantom
May 18th 2010
8930 Comments


oh wait, no.

TheSpirit
May 18th 2010
17990 Comments


This is definitely more in the vein of the s/t then COE. The only thing that is perhaps any bit similar is the length of the song. The structure really reminded me of "Critical Acclaim"

Locrian
May 18th 2010
1003 Comments


Some of the Rev's fills on STST were amazing (see the end of The Art of Subconscious Illusion for a good example of this). Hard to find them anywhere else. But Portnoy's got them all over the place in his band's music...

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


that's because he and the rest of Dream Theater do not understand the word 'restraint'

anyway back to a7x... I'm fairly sure the new album is gonna be better than self-titled

SCREAM!
May 18th 2010
10341 Comments


I hope they didn't lie to him and say they were going to play good music in front of his drumming.
Well he does play in DT so im sure he doesnt care


TheSpirit
May 18th 2010
17990 Comments


A7x: Just a warning, this might blow

Portnoy: HAHAHHAHAHAH oh my boys... if you think this is bad just wait until you hear what we have planned for our next concept album

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


is it gonna be the sounds of them circle-jerking to their own music?

SCREAM!
May 18th 2010
10341 Comments


Ill give you a hint...fart noises aren't just for the mars volta anymore

TheSpirit
May 18th 2010
17990 Comments


Portnoy: Let's just say there will be solos. LOTS OF THEM

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


but will there be any MY SOUL IS YOURS DARK MASTER, I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU

SCREAM!
May 18th 2010
10341 Comments


New concept is no vocals....just solos....lots and lots of solos

and fart noises

TheSpirit
May 18th 2010
17990 Comments


Fart solos in fact

RobertDennis2
May 18th 2010
134 Comments


they're nothing without the Rev

ThePalestMexican
May 18th 2010
2816 Comments


chorus=awesome

rest=meh


^
this


VicariousIntent
May 18th 2010
1597 Comments


I would honestly rather listen to Portnoy overplaying than anything else in this song though.

A7XEric
May 18th 2010
311 Comments


I like it. Sounds like a ballsier version of the material on self-titled, but then again and improvement over that album couldn't have been hard. Love the bells in the beginning as well as the solo.

Dreakon
May 18th 2010
369 Comments


Not terrible I guess, would've fit right in on City of Evil or the self titled though and those weren't exactly the best albums in the world. Might be worth a spin or two in the ol' car when this new one is out.

Wonder how many times the words "soul" and "evil" will appear on this album...

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
2033 Comments


Quite mediocre.

Portnoy's drumming was good and stood out a little bit.

But mostly meh.

Digging: Damascus - When Last We Met

Burn2Burn
May 18th 2010
2378 Comments


wtf Genocide were those friend's statuses or was it something on the a7x fan page?

CutMan
May 18th 2010
1793 Comments


I liked it. The album could go either way, though, because the self-titled had a good son or two amongst the not so great. So.... We'll see what the rest sounds like.

WARisalliknow91
May 18th 2010
493 Comments


"they're nothing without the Rev"

Well for starters without the Rev they are a band with all living members.
I wish they would follow in his footsteps.

PuddlesPuddles
May 18th 2010
4787 Comments


I actually don't think it will... Wasn't The Rev the one into that theater stuff?

Waior
May 18th 2010
11461 Comments


where've you been puddles

PuddlesPuddles
May 18th 2010
4787 Comments


Eh, here and there, being pretty neutral. Final papers and all that noise.
What've you been upto?

Also
Children of Nova - niiiice

jesusjuice1179
May 18th 2010
1784 Comments


that was absolutely terrible

TAB
May 18th 2010
467 Comments


you know, it sounded 'meh' at first, AND THAN THE VOCALS KICKED IT. OH MY GOD LOL WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT.

FishPhoenix
May 18th 2010
93 Comments


The chorus gives me hope for the album...

Yazz_Flute
May 18th 2010
18855 Comments


Chorus is decent but I can't take these guys seriously anymore.

Digging: Kenn Nardi - Dancing With the Past

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
28787 Comments


100th comment!

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


yeah he's really not that great

Yazz_Flute
May 18th 2010
18855 Comments


ugh some tool just posted "IT'S YOUR OWN FUCKIN' NIGHTMARE!!!!" as their status on facebook.

Yazz_Flute
May 18th 2010
18855 Comments


That guy did a very nice job but he had no flair.

Pessimist
May 18th 2010
191 Comments


Average at best. I'm disappointed.

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
8387 Comments


true but everyone says how the rev was so amazing. he was okay. that's all i was trying to prove.
He wasn't the best ever obviously, but his flow and fluency were worth envying.

TheSpirit
May 18th 2010
17990 Comments


The Rev, has a really good foot technique

8bit
May 18th 2010
3315 Comments


It was good.. I just hope it isn't the best the song on the album.

FadeToBlack
May 18th 2010
11034 Comments


looooool

Dryden
May 18th 2010
13127 Comments


ahahaha

Gee
May 18th 2010
228 Comments


i think this band and song are so bad its funny

Alucard125
May 18th 2010
537 Comments


Band gets worse with every album. Stop already.

Digging: Devin Townsend Project - Z2

Crymsonblaze
May 18th 2010
7525 Comments


I'm probably the only person who actually likes Shadows.

8bit
May 18th 2010
3315 Comments


lol it's funny because he's serious.

lessermaster
May 18th 2010
85 Comments


Sure, it may not be the most technically impressive song I've heard. But I still like it. The bridge is intense, the chorus is nice and melodic, and it's just good. The guitar solo is meh, though.

Dream Theater and Opeth are probably my favorite bands, but sometimes I just want some simpler music to rock out to. A7X fits that niche perfectly, in my opinion.

8bit
May 18th 2010
3315 Comments


i wasn't talking about m ShAdZ

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
May 18th 2010
16789 Comments


extremely mediocre. the solo was good, the chorus sucks.

Digging: Damien Rice - My Favourite Faded Fantasy

bloc
May 18th 2010
35010 Comments


They should start using their real names now

Waior
May 18th 2010
11461 Comments


curiosity killed waior

IllPromiseYouThat
May 18th 2010
427 Comments


new vocalist is necesay, i'm with palace. Solo and intro and even the chorus wasnt horrible but their verses get progressivly worse.

8bit
May 18th 2010
3315 Comments


NIGHTMAAAAAAAAAAYERAEREYRRRRRRRRRREARRRRE

boon0404
May 18th 2010
20 Comments


Sounded ok... hope the rest of the album is better

Yazz_Flute
May 18th 2010
18855 Comments


It probably won't be.

At least they have Waking the Fallen.

bloc
May 18th 2010
35010 Comments


I agree, I'm sure this song sets the tone for the rest of the album.

thesystemisdown
May 18th 2010
414 Comments


i liked City of Evil all right, hated s/t. this is even worse than the s/t because at least that album was entertaining. this song is horrendous, i can't defend any part of it

tables
May 18th 2010
126 Comments


idk this wasn't terrible

WvaSkittle
May 18th 2010
326 Comments


i liked it

Locrian
May 18th 2010
1003 Comments


So basically, we have two views here:

1. Worst song they've ever done
2. It's not THAT bad, but it's not great...

But nobody's really impressed with it. The entire album's likely going to be the same way.

JWT155
May 18th 2010
9319 Comments


Couldn't get much worse.

Don't be too quick to say that before you hear the rest of the album.

O.J. Simpson
May 18th 2010
408 Comments


the worst song they ever wrote were are the songs they ever wrote.

Bfhurricane
May 18th 2010
6197 Comments


Shadow's clean vocals aren't bad by themselves, he can definitely make them work well (And All Things Will End, Betrayed, Trashed And Scattered, A Little Piece of Heaven are all songs he sounds good in). It's just that he needs to find what style works, and it's usually in non-linear song structures.

G3N3R1C
May 18th 2010
1945 Comments


Oh i think it's a great song, but i can't say it's "impressed" me.

By the way, In The Presence of Enemies has the 2nd greatest use of the word "Master" in any song ever. (the greatest should be blatantly obvious.)

cjgone
May 18th 2010
767 Comments


Portnoy is gonna make this band better.

nooge9
May 18th 2010
31 Comments


Not bad, I feel like this will much better than most of their S/T stuff

Bfhurricane
May 19th 2010
6197 Comments


Portnoy is gonna make this band better


He's just sitting in for the Rev for the recordings, I don't think the band is going to improve that much. You would think Portnoy would bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, but I don't think he's going to tell the guys if their songs suck or not and how to make them better.

kvltelite
May 19th 2010
64 Comments


htey woud be better dead

Dryden
May 19th 2010
13127 Comments


i agree

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


http://www.sputnikmusic.com/album.php?reviewid=35219

Just rewrote my review of the self-titled. Gave it a ridiculously high score and a fairly bad review last time, so please give me feedback.

WARisalliknow91
May 19th 2010
493 Comments


The Rev is really good at being dead.

sin69
May 19th 2010
216 Comments


Sounded ok i guess, somewhere between COE and A7X which is better than sounding only like A7X.. Guess I'm the only one in the universe who likes Matt's voice and nasal singing..

derekkp
May 19th 2010
141 Comments


It's really not that bad. I will admit that they reached their peak at CoE but if you're an a7x fan you will more than likely enjoy this (in my case at least) and if you didn't like a7x before you will definitely hate this

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


Yep, even that second live show seems "fake," in a way. They've got so much energy in the first one... but then in the second one they just kind of stand around and play like it's a fucking Grateful Dead concert or something. Also the backup singer is way out of tune.

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010
11034 Comments


well the sudden change from metalcore to 'mainstream' (well, even more mainstream than they were) nonsense was obviously a money grab attempt

imo

vanderb0b
May 19th 2010
3473 Comments


not bad, not very good. You know something's wrong when the new Avenged Sevenfold song is better than the new Muse song.

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010
11034 Comments


yeah I agree. the onyl album of theirs I like is Waking The Fallen. I hate everything after that. i haven't heard STST though, and really I don't think i want to :P

Foxhound
May 19th 2010
4570 Comments


CHeeeeeesssssyyy

JWT155
May 19th 2010
9319 Comments


I really liked CoE, S/T was all right too imo.

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


FadeToBlack, if you ignore the fact that the screaming is even worse than it is on WTF, STST is actually a pretty decent album.

Bfhurricane
May 19th 2010
6197 Comments


STST is a great album, sounds like a completely different band tbh. It's a much better album than their s/t.

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010
11034 Comments


well they probably would've moved onto better metal in a few months anyway and felt pretty silly ;)

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


Well, I'm sure they're the ones who are REALLY hoping for a strong release right now...

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


Some interesting news I just found... Apparently, the band has been working with an outside producer this time around (something they didn't do on the self-titled). The producer is Mike Elizondo, who is known for his work with (!) hip hop artists. Make of that what you will.

FadeToBlack
May 19th 2010
11034 Comments


yeah because production really matters and can turn bad albums good mirite or mirite?

HylianNightmare
May 19th 2010
72 Comments


those first riffs before the vocals sounded pretty awesome

after that it was all down hill...

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
May 19th 2010
16789 Comments


fuckinnng niiiiggghhhtmaaaayyyyyyeeeeeeerrrrr

^that part sounds so forced it isn't even funny. its like they know if they drop the f bomb preteens everywhere will think A7X is badass

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


FadeToBlack: I've heard of it working the other way. The first time Killswitch Engage worked with an outside producer, lots of people were disappointed with that album. When All That Remains chose Jason Suecof instead of working with Adam D again, people were disappointed with that one as well.

SowingSeason: Exactly, whereas in reality it just makes them sound stupid.

butchinette
May 19th 2010
210 Comments


oh!!! i really like it!!! ♥ a7x ♥
can't wait for the album to come out! :D

Digging: Comadre - Comadre

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


I'm going to pretend I didn't just see their acronym with hearts around it...

sin69
May 19th 2010
216 Comments


@silent screaming and sowing season (SS and SS -> hint: Nazi anyone?)

You both think it makes them sound fake and stupid, but he's been singing like that since COE, through S/T, and apparently now so it's pretty much a constant.. All I'm saying is how can it be fake if they do it all the time.. I'd say it's just the way he sings nothing fake about it.. You can like it or you can hate it and call it fake and stupid..

ShadowRemains
May 19th 2010
21329 Comments


StST kinda sucked
WtF (love how that works) was pretty good
CoE was pretty good
s/t sucked balls outside of 3 songs


Coggyswell
May 19th 2010
112 Comments


Sounds like a s/t b-side. Nothing special.

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


sin69: I never had any problem with his singing voice (except for his stupid low-pitched voice, which I've brought up several times). I just have a problem with the unnecessary use of the word "fuck," which is obviously an attempt to sound badass when it just makes him sound stupid.

Coggyswell: They've already released a whole collection of self-titled b-sides, it's called Diamonds in the Rough. It somehow manages to be even worse than the self-titled, but of course there are people who manage to love it...

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


He who makes a sellout out of himself
Gets rid of the pain of being unknown...

VicariousIntent
May 19th 2010
1597 Comments


FadeToBlack, I know we're past this but good production can and has pushed an album from good to excellent, imo. Coheed's latest was very very influenced by the producers involved for example. Just my two cents. The new producer guy could have an influence. Doesn't seem like a very good one so far though.

Locrian
May 19th 2010
1003 Comments


"FadeToBlack, I know we're past this but good production can and has pushed an album from good to excellent, imo."

That would imply that they're coming from "good" in the first place...

Yazz_Flute
May 19th 2010
18855 Comments


This has unfortunately been stuck in my head most of the day.

Yazz_Flute
May 19th 2010
18855 Comments


Yeah I was working on my english homework and not only did my printer run out of ink but my computer decided to be a jackass and overheat on me. The chorus played through my head for the next few hours needless to say, not sure if there's any connections.

Yazz_Flute
May 20th 2010
18855 Comments


the line the "the taaaaste of eee-heevilll" or whatever it is from the chorus has become engraved in my head, it seriously just keeps repeating and I don't know what to do

guess i'll go to bed

and avoid making obvious puns...

Locrian
May 20th 2010
1003 Comments


"yea you can make a shit album sound better through production but when it comes time to play it live itll sounds even worse."

This band actually gives decent live performances.

Locrian
May 20th 2010
1003 Comments


(In terms of the music actually sounding similar to the studio version. They lack any sort of passion, though.)

sin69
May 20th 2010
216 Comments


@silent screaming

Ok you may have a point there..

@andcas

I was reflecting merely on his singing.. I know that they sounded differently back in the good ol' days, I was just pointing out that his singing is a constant for the past five years.. Hell they even sounded differently on COE (musicianship wise), but his style of singing was the same as this.. The lyrics in this song sound totally forced but that happens to bands who have said pretty much all they had to say.. I'm still gonna dig this album no matter what.. As for synyster, I absolutely think he's a genius behind guitar, but that's just my opinion.. Btw my nick has no connection with syn whatsoever.. Now that you mention it I remembered, back when I first heard COE and had my mind blown away by it, I remember thinking that they sound like G'n'R only heavier so yeah he may be mimicking axl but I would restrain that to COE.. Cause without overlaying his voice multiple times his singing loses connection to axl imo..

Locrian
May 20th 2010
1003 Comments


"the biggest offense for me is when they quit singing or in this case screaming the old songs live like they were written."

That's exactly what ruined "Second Heartbeat" on their live DVD, they played it just fine but Sanders kept singing the parts that were meant to be screamed. And I know he can still scream just fine. They're trying to mix the new style into the old songs and IT DOESN'T WORK.

City of Evil was their first album with Warner. Actually, that album was the first of two major changes. But at least that time they had a consistent sound that was often entertaining to listen to (and it was actually one of the albums that first got me into metal, which is why I can't really give up hope for these guys entirely... incidentally, the same goes for Bullet for My Valentine and The Poison).

And actually, it was part of their three-album plan, where one album would be all screaming, one half-and-half, and one all singing... Then I guess they didn't really have any idea what to do after that, so they said, "Hey! Let's take ten completely different styles and put them into the same album!" And thus, the self-titled was born. It's not really a bad album as much as it is the work of musicians who had absolutely no idea what they were doing.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
May 20th 2010
16789 Comments


waking the fallen is A7X's only truly good album imo. the rest are partially enjoyable, at times, if you are lucky.

loveisamixtape
May 20th 2010
6234 Comments


i actually really like the song.

the rest of the album is not going to be anything like this, only 2 songs don't have any lyrical reference to jimmy.

1 is called fiction, and jimmy wrote it like 3 days before he died.. and it's about how to cope with him being gone after he's gone, so i guess he knew he was about to die.

i honestly think this album is going to be REALLY good.

Locrian
May 20th 2010
1003 Comments


In my opinion, the only really good songs from the self-titled were Brompton Cocktail and Lost. Brompton Cocktail because it actually managed to be catchy and unique, and Lost because it (at least partially) resembled something from City of Evil.

FadeToBlack
May 20th 2010
11034 Comments


imho there were 0 good songs on self-titled

sin69
May 20th 2010
216 Comments


I liked a few songs off of their S/T.. Almost Easy's frenetic pace, Dear God's country-like sound, Brompton Cocktail and imo A Little Peace Of Heaven is quite epic.. The thing is I got bored by the album really quickly (except ALPOH), it has almost no replay value whilst I enjoyed COE and WTF over a period of few months (on a daily basis, literally listened to nothing else than that).. WTF spins in my car stereo once in a while even now.. So I'd say that says it all about their newer albums..

Exile29
May 20th 2010
168 Comments


Much better. Let's hope this trend continues, we need more CoE-esque stuff.

Locrian
May 20th 2010
1003 Comments


"Much better. Let's hope this trend continues, we need more CoE-esque stuff."

I didn't think this sounded like City of Evil at all.

BallsToTheWall
May 20th 2010
44803 Comments


RIP DIO. MISS YOU BRO.

Locrian
May 21st 2010
1003 Comments


^Nobody has said "RIP Rev" on this thread yet (I think so, I'm too lazy to go back and search), even though it's much more relevant... I think that says something about people's perception of Avenged Sevenfold here...

MikeIcarus
May 21st 2010
37 Comments


i cant understand how a band that wrote something as epic as city of evil isnt on an instrumental level pushing themselves. Seems like they are just sittin back now. Good track but needs more guitar solo's/harmonies etc...and more cowbell!!

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
May 21st 2010
10362 Comments


I've kinda grown away from these guys, but this isn't awful like a lot of people are making it out to be.
I think the verse has a fun rhythm.

ThePalestMexican
May 21st 2010
2816 Comments


Band obviously has talent (M.Shadows isn't near as bad a vocalist as people make him out to be).
They just don't tend to anything past meh, since Waking the Fallen.

KILL
May 21st 2010
72090 Comments


agree with balls

Locrian
May 22nd 2010
1003 Comments


I saw this comment on a YouTube video:

They are only finishing this years tour and they are done. They anounced that they couldnt ever replace The Rev and that they wont be touring after this year. They are going to release the new album and then they are done

I don't recall them ever announcing that...

FadeToBlack
May 22nd 2010
11034 Comments


sounds plausible though. they haven't replaced The Rev yet and tbh I doubt they will. so hopefully they split up

peartnoy
May 23rd 2010
1207 Comments


Song is good. The intro is incredibly awesome, it's a shame that the rest of the song is so safe (not bad though).

In a interview in think Shadows said that the REV wrote a song he called ''his masterpiece''. I really want to hear that song, and the whole album.

8bit
May 23rd 2010
3315 Comments


NIGHTMARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRE

Scoot
May 30th 2010
17887 Comments


shadows is such a douche i can't even begin to fathom how he has a career

Digging: Renounced - The Melancholy We Ache

ShadowRemains
May 30th 2010
21329 Comments


haha, for a sec I thought you were talking about me :P

yeah, he's an asshole, but I've seen far worse

Scoot
May 30th 2010
17887 Comments


apparently randy blythe is also a grade a cockstain

Locrian
May 30th 2010
1003 Comments


AXL ROSE. What more can I say?

jconley77
June 19th 2010
63 Comments


If they would just cross the threshold of growing the fuck up their work would be pretty okay. With artwork like that and lyrics like those they'll never escape teen-angst fame.

Locrian
June 21st 2010
1003 Comments


@jconley77: Lyrics on WTF weren't bad, at least not from the couple of songs I've heard from that one.

Alan Death
June 22nd 2010
11 Comments


Am I the only one who noticed that this sounds, in a way, like mid-later Metallica, IE St. Anger and
Some Kind of Monster? Overdriven, boring, and clichéd verses, and overproduced choruses.

Avenged Sevenfold, no...

Locrian
June 23rd 2010
1003 Comments


@Alan Death: There was really only one Avenged Sevenfold song on the last Avenged Sevenfold album. Also, I love your avatar.

theat001
August 30th 2011
86 Comments


My thoughts as this song progresses...

Intro
"Wow. This is a pretty good intro for them. Sounds like a more mature band for sure, and about time. Its almost progressive so far"
Verse
"Well the intro was still good, I know it'll be a little obvious now, but its still better"
Chorus
"Not bad for this band, but...still not enjoying it as much anymore"
Solo
"Again slightly impressive from this band. Not obvious and cliche...could be better tho"
anything after solo
"Alright now its kinda boring."

Just like my comment, its way too long and boring and just kinda repeats itself way too much at the end. 7 minute songs have to keep the listener involved, they could have made this one 4 minutes long instead and I would have liked it a bit more...its just random amount of repetition that drives me away.

theat001
August 30th 2011
86 Comments


Whoops wrong song lol sry.



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