New Avenged Sevenfold single
2013-07-15 by TheNoodle | 132 Comments

American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold have debuted the title track off of their forthcoming LP, Hail To The King. The album is due to be released on August 27th, 2013.

The song can be listened to here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU9YM1Lfvt8

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Band Page: Avenged Sevenfold

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OverSlyZed
July 15th 2013

119 Comments


I never heard that much nothing in one track...

swordsforhands
July 15th 2013

391 Comments


Well, that was.. boring.

Friday13th
July 15th 2013

2184 Comments


as expected...awful

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CrownOfMagnets
July 15th 2013

2231 Comments


well i guess the guitar sounds kinda cool before it gets old

elephantREVOLUTION
July 15th 2013

2732 Comments


wtf is this

MyNameIsPencil
July 15th 2013

492 Comments


these guys need to stop. Forever.

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MasBarHigeuoris21
July 15th 2013

1528 Comments


Not bad. Like the guitars but you can tell M. Shadows voice is really shot.

Bengweeen
July 15th 2013

81 Comments


the drummer plays the same beat the ENTIRE song. just why?

KILL
July 15th 2013

70543 Comments


damn not even andcas would dig this

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dante1991
July 15th 2013

512 Comments


Yeah, this is painfully average. It's not awful, just the definition of average pretty much. Solo had some pretty cool melodies though, I guess.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 15th 2013

1714 Comments


I expect nothing and I'm still let down.

Opening riff is OK though but it quickly goes downhill.

Calc
July 15th 2013

11966 Comments


heavy metal huh?

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BigPleb
July 15th 2013

33902 Comments


Fucking awful.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Azn.
July 15th 2013

5557 Comments


shit, either these guys used to be good or I hit puberty

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thumbcrusher
July 15th 2013

3571 Comments


pretty terrible

ILJ
July 15th 2013

6615 Comments


they used to be pretty decent. been meaning to download WTF and give it a jam for nostalgia's sake. maybe city too

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

JackSparrow
July 15th 2013

1686 Comments


Who would have heard this drummer and thought, "yeah, we should use him not Portnoy"

GreyShadow
July 15th 2013

433 Comments


"I never heard that much nothing in one track..."

Pretty much sums it up. Still, I really can't imagine the whole album being THIS bad

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

Mister Twister
July 15th 2013

1493 Comments


Well that was pretty boring. Hopefully the rest of the album is better.

Acanthus
July 15th 2013

9535 Comments


I liked the beginning part, and though not much happened during the track it seems like a pretty middle of the road offering; not impressed nor discouraged, a lot of bands have tracks like this.

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Puzzles
July 15th 2013

3065 Comments


bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM

Puzzles
July 15th 2013

3065 Comments


ba da dum dum da da dum dum bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM bum DUM et cetera

Lelle
July 15th 2013

2150 Comments


"a lot of bands have tracks like this."

but why would they choose "a track like this" as a single though?

Stryfe14
July 15th 2013

53 Comments


Really safe song, and that's now necessarily a good thing. Solo was cool, but I really don't like writing albums off just because the single is meh. They'll probably release 1 or 2 more songs between now and the release, so if the next one sucks then it's safe to say the album sucks.

DatsNotDaMetulz
July 15th 2013

1714 Comments


TBF Arin Illejay's a good drummer but it's clear the rest of the band treat him like shit and probably wrote his drum parts for him.

Hockeytown
July 15th 2013

101 Comments


worst song ever made (srs)

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XingKing
July 15th 2013

10029 Comments


Surprised no one has mentioned that this is Enter Sandman

HomerPimpson
July 15th 2013

236 Comments


what the hell this sounds like a song that would come as a demo track in the next iteration of guitar pro
It wasn't REALLY bad or anything, it just had no energy at all and the drums made me feel like I was listening to deadmau5

Zeiu
July 15th 2013

143 Comments


I like Avenged Sevenfold but this just sucks, drummer sounds like he's been playing for a month or two too. Also this does sounds like Enter Sandman, holy shit lol.

Drazor1
July 15th 2013

8 Comments


This band's been downhill since the Rev died...

NapalmCrusader
July 15th 2013

1737 Comments


They're trying too hard to mimic old school hard rock, guitar is ok but vocals are boring and that drumming is pathetic. This band had a very decent drum work but now this is just awful

Poet
July 15th 2013

5920 Comments


This band's never quite reached the top of the hill


fixed.

Got close with City of Evil though.

XingKing
July 15th 2013

10029 Comments


City of Evil was them tumbling down the hill, what are you on?

MO
July 15th 2013

18218 Comments


dem drums holy shit this drummer is so unique omg its just too much incredible wow!!1

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Poet
July 15th 2013

5920 Comments


I'm on nothing. Waken the Fallen is half awesome half gouge my eyes out and City is clearly their
best.

AnEpicDeath
July 15th 2013

188 Comments


@XingKing The only way in which City of Evil was a step downhill is that it was the first time we got such a big dose of M. Shadow's absurdly nasal cleans. By far the best album in their discog nonetheless.

ZilbelPing
July 15th 2013

6027 Comments


This was so fucking boring. Turned off half way through.

GreyShadow
July 15th 2013

433 Comments


Wait waaaa they're touring with Deftones for this album?

dawija1017
July 15th 2013

543 Comments


They're really insulting The Rev with this new crap... The drumming is worse than The Beatles, and it's supposed to be metal? The "Hey...Hey...Hey" is cheesy as fuck...the guitar solo is completely forgettable... The ONLY cool part about this song is the first 8 seconds and that's all...the rest is a joke

loveisamixtape
July 15th 2013

5903 Comments


this is so bad that it pisses me off

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Cormano
July 15th 2013

920 Comments


rip Cory Monteith

RogueNine
July 15th 2013

1145 Comments


I'd buy it if the song was the first 65 seconds.

Spec
July 15th 2013

27051 Comments


Wow what an awful drummer.

JazzHands333
July 15th 2013

312 Comments


M. Shadows sounds even worse than usual.

Mabbitt
July 15th 2013

1323 Comments


It's a shame. Waking the Fallen is one of my favorite albums, and I used to absolutely love these
guys. This song is boring though. M Shadows sounds awful, the guitar parts are just...eh, and even I
could come up with a better drum part than that

The song keeps pausing because it won't buffer. Maybe it's a sign

loveisamixtape
July 15th 2013

5903 Comments


^tru

i hope it's not as bad as this song for sake of my childhood

Mabbitt
July 15th 2013

1323 Comments


How do bands always manage to pick the worst songs for singles, but then their singles turn around and end up as their most popular songs?

pillowhard
July 15th 2013

23 Comments


They're trying to go for an oldie sound. I was excited but so far this sucks. I like oldie music but this is failing at it

Sheaiskl
July 15th 2013

813 Comments


Is Phill Rudd their new drummer?

ZilbelPing
July 15th 2013

6027 Comments


They should stop trying to be like Maiden.

Fucking fans "oh they're going for a classic rock sound, this is great!!"

DeadSkunkMilkFactory
July 15th 2013

8 Comments


It's not "bad" per se.
It's just...dreadfully boring...and average...but oh so boring...
It seems to follow some sort of boring formula meant to promote boredom with no depth of any sort,
no change in tempo or in sound. It sounds like a heavily dumbed-down version of Metallica's older
stuff. New drummer's about as active and energetic and lively as a Japanese porn actress. Or a
corpse. Perhaps a japanese porn zombie. He just repeats the same tired beats for the whole freakin'
song. There's so many parts where they could "build up" a little bit and add a climax, but there's
no climax, no crescendo of any sort, to be found. The closest thing is the guitar solo which isn't
too special at all.
Yyyyyyeeeeaaaaah. It's not looking too good. Album's probably gonna be awful. Not that it's any
discouragement for their fanbase.
Adolescent-identity-crisis-me is disappointed.

Kusangii
July 15th 2013

269 Comments


Incredibly bland and boring, as expected.

KenboSlice
July 15th 2013

886 Comments


God this sucks donkey cock.

HomerPimpson
July 15th 2013

236 Comments


I just recalled that they cited Iron Maiden as an influence on their next album. Remember when they covered flash of the blade? Remember how surprisingly awesome that was?

What the hell happened

Mabbitt
July 15th 2013

1323 Comments


I didn't even hear a guitar solo in this. I guess I got so bored I stopped listening

Uranium
July 15th 2013

7050 Comments


shadows sounds like hetfield now lmao

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
July 15th 2013

20623 Comments


this is so awful

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9Rockaholic9
July 15th 2013

1 Comments


shallow and pedantic

JustinKing
July 15th 2013

1285 Comments


I don't mind them trying to take influence from older groups, but damn, that shouldn't mean you completely throw the concept of being halfway interesting out the window. Not at all a fan of Avenged, aside Waking the Fallen, but at least most of their other tracks have some form of progression. This is the single most one-dimensional song I have heard in a long while.

Sauce
July 15th 2013

665 Comments


boring

feargm
July 15th 2013

303 Comments


Crap.

IbenizGEO1
July 15th 2013

2258 Comments


God these guys fucking suck why do they even still make music. Hey everyone am I sputniking right I'm still new here?

IbenizGEO1
July 15th 2013

2258 Comments


m/

TheSmashBro
July 15th 2013

256 Comments


Snoresville.

A7XEric
July 15th 2013

304 Comments


Might be the most boring song they've done in years. Way too stripped down and straightforward.

MuhNamesTyler
July 15th 2013

3694 Comments


just left of boresville right?

right?

RIGHT!!?

Mister Twister
July 15th 2013

1493 Comments


Not right, left. Make up your damned mind.

NonApplicable
July 15th 2013

1926 Comments


I never heard that much nothing in one track...

I guess you haven't heard Sunn O)))

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IbenizGEO1
July 15th 2013

2258 Comments


"I never heard that much nothing in one track...

I guess you haven't heard Sunn O)))"


or 4 minutes 33 seconds by John Cage

DrMaximus
July 15th 2013

8888 Comments


Worst chorus I've ever heard.

AtomicShane
July 15th 2013

1755 Comments


gay af

Uranium
July 15th 2013

7050 Comments


i love their fan's comments

Gwyn.
July 15th 2013

14870 Comments


lol

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chug73
July 15th 2013

907 Comments


Sun O)) are a hipsters wet dream. They are lame.
Ot: new a7x doesn't sound like anything we haven't heard from them before. I bet the drummer quits soon. If they wanted a classic rock drummer they could've found one easy but they got this kid who they treat terribly.

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ChopSuey
July 15th 2013

2392 Comments


its not THAT bad, just average like a bunch of other people already said. This band has always been overrated imo

Zeiu
July 15th 2013

143 Comments


Just wondering, but where in anything official does it say they treat him bad? I've heard that from only people trying to defend him and give him an excuse. lol

FourthReich
July 15th 2013

17071 Comments


those vocals wow, the drums are complete shit yeah, but m shadows sounds terrible. the most boring thing i've heard in a while.

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DatsNotDaMetulz
July 15th 2013

1714 Comments


TBF if you've heard Arin's other stuff you'll know he's a good drummer.

Tyrannic
July 15th 2013

3261 Comments


Objectively the worst song I have ever heard.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013

15332 Comments


I really like how the eyes turned red halfway through the video.

Best part of my experience with this song.

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FourthReich
July 15th 2013

17071 Comments


OH DAMN I MISSED THAT, BETTER WATCH IT AGAIN

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013

15332 Comments


Don't hold your breath 'cas

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013

15332 Comments


If there's a new BN album coming out and andcas found out before me I'm going to go hang myself

link please?

FourthReich
July 15th 2013

17071 Comments


where have you been lol

Epicenter
July 15th 2013

171 Comments


Well now, that was boring.

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
July 15th 2013

15332 Comments


Oh I saw that, didn't think much of it because it seems really speculative. No songs/artwork/titles confirmed and still lots of turmoil within the band.

chug73
July 15th 2013

907 Comments


New dream theater song pls

Faraudo
July 15th 2013

527 Comments


This was one of the most boring tracks in history.

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Gard3n
July 15th 2013

280 Comments


Worst band ever. Grow up and listen to Maiden.

joshieboy12345
July 15th 2013

5370 Comments


Sucked.

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joshieboy12345
July 15th 2013

5370 Comments


Sucked.

joshieboy12345
July 15th 2013

5370 Comments


Sucked.

sixdegrees
July 15th 2013

16727 Comments


Sucked.

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Gyromania
July 15th 2013

15197 Comments


If you're complaining about the drums´╗┐ on this song, don't. They fit the song the way it's supposed to be. And it's not as if the new drummer can't do better, it's because the band wanted him not to overplay on this track.

Mister Twister
July 15th 2013

1493 Comments


They drums sound really bland and aren't interesting at any point.

So yes, they do fit the song perfectly.

themainmast
July 16th 2013

245 Comments


wow. super boring. and i'm a big a7x fan.

thespaceforthis
July 16th 2013

518 Comments


Sucks fucking dick

Crymsonblaze
July 16th 2013

7479 Comments


kind of dull but not bad

Mabbitt
July 16th 2013

1323 Comments


It's kinda growing on me.

DrGonzo1937
July 16th 2013

5198 Comments


Generic

Spec
July 16th 2013

27051 Comments


I like the band but damn.

amemento
July 16th 2013

1425 Comments


i like the chorus but the verse and rest of the song is horrible so pretty much like every song theyve made since city of evil

amemento
July 16th 2013

1425 Comments


okay just heard solo is boring i guess being boring is better than being awful (nightmare and s/t im looking at u)

Eons
July 16th 2013

445 Comments


Ahahaha

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MyMentality
July 16th 2013

70 Comments


They're just a tribute band.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

49770 Comments


This band is the Fast and The Furious of music

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 16th 2013

49770 Comments


Not the drummer's fault the drums are shit when the song is just

1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2

the whole time you know, what the fuck else is he supposed to do

JS19
July 16th 2013

4158 Comments


I thought this was just gonna be the general sputnik Avenged hate but that really was so boring. Sounds like Tomy's 'My First Metal Song'

Digging: Sadistik - Ultraviolet

Minus.
July 16th 2013

2680 Comments


Drummer fucking sucks, but then so does the entire band so he fits in well.

R6Rider
July 16th 2013

4467 Comments


The drummer is basically playing how Portnoy played on their last album.

Digging: Rort - Warpath

loveisamixtape
July 16th 2013

5903 Comments


he definitely recorded the drums on the last album though lol

rev just kind of wrote parts for a few songs and he went off of them

loveisamixtape
July 16th 2013

5903 Comments


truuuuuu

zxlkho
July 16th 2013

3460 Comments


jesus christ this is awful

thedougler
July 16th 2013

212 Comments


I put on my affliction shirt on for this?

MuhNamesTyler
July 16th 2013

3694 Comments


I liked the preview version better

Pebster49
July 17th 2013

2991 Comments


this was boring beyond belief. Well at least they made WTF. All I need to listen to, and some of City of Evil. I can pretend they broke up after that

NeoSpaz
July 17th 2013

4517 Comments


the intro was okay, then it lost it.

fuck.

ah well, bad luck younger me

HereInAfter
July 17th 2013

226 Comments


The drumming is worse than The Beatles, and it's supposed to be metal?


you're an idiot

Sun O)) are a hipsters wet dream. They are lame


you're also an idiot



NeoSpaz
July 17th 2013

4517 Comments


not holding back the punches there

AnEpicDeath
July 17th 2013

188 Comments


This is offensively bad. Time to move on entirely from this band if the next single doesn't bounce back in a big way.

AnEpicDeath
July 17th 2013

188 Comments


"portnoy didn't play on their last album. the rev had already recorded his stuff before his death. the more you know."

Can't believe you of all people are this misinformed. The Rev had the gist of the parts written, but nothing recorded in a way that was usable on the album, and MP tinkered with and recorded the parts. As far as I know, The Rev only appears on the recording via some singing parts he had sketched out (and possibly some of the keyboards? Can't remember).

Arnaud
July 17th 2013

159 Comments


had to listen to Waking The Fallen right after to make sure that they indeed used to be good. And yes, it is really this song that is the worst thing I've heard for a damn long time.

feargm
July 17th 2013

303 Comments


The Rev had actually recorded a bunch of demos in an electronic drum kit, some piano parts and some vocals, Portnoy just came in to record what he wrote and do some fills.

AaronBatt
July 27th 2013

113 Comments


Having just now heard this song for the first time today, I have to say that surprisingly it's growing on me. I kind of like the new sound that they're going for, but I do hope that this is the worst song on the album. I've never been a big A7X fan but I do kind of like this new groove-metal style they're attempting. Interesting experiment anyway. I'm going to reserve my final judgment on the "new" Avenged Sevenfold until I hear the rest of the album.

feargm
July 27th 2013

303 Comments


This is becoming a guilty pleasure for me. Gotta learn to like it at least a little though, 'cause it's definitely gonna be one of their most popular songs, and something you'll hear on the radio often.

deaftolight
July 28th 2013

5 Comments


Dude I dig it, it's pretty Maidenish


Mister Twister
July 28th 2013

1493 Comments


Dig its grave, song sucks.

loveisamixtape
July 28th 2013

5903 Comments


This is becoming a guilty pleasure for me. Gotta learn to like it at least a little though, 'cause it's definitely gonna be one of their most popular songs, and something you'll hear on the radio often.


how is it a guilty pleasure if you have all of their full lengths except stss at a 5

feargm
July 28th 2013

303 Comments


I completely despised the song when I first heard it though, and something I promised myself was that "I will never like this crap". Here I am now kind of enjoying it... Gotta say the riffs are catchy, and Shadows' vocals are not overlayered like most of the time, which is a good thing.

baldymort
July 28th 2013

744 Comments


^dude same here. first time i heard this i thought it was one of the worst things ever, but ive found myself coming back to it and enjoying it for some reason

loveisamixtape
July 28th 2013

5903 Comments


i hope you get well soon.

ncguitar
July 28th 2013

2402 Comments


drums are zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



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