Avenged Sevenfold


Contrary to the belief of some not familiar with this band, they’ve been a unit for over a decade, which is one of the reasons their sound is a mixture of modern Metal with a good dose of old-school laced within. One cannot help but feel the influence of legendary Metal bands born in the '80s filter into the sound of Avenged Sevenfold – the spirit of undeniable Thrash bands like Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax making its presence known on more than one occasion. The more intense vocal delivery of their earlier days has been watered down somewhat in favour of a more melodic approach. The unexpected death of drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan late-2009 resulted in legendary Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy sliding in behind the kit for this recording.
To enter the Billboard Top 200 at the prime spot is nothing to be sniffed at, but may instill the fear of it being less than heavy… While there are a few ballad / acoustic based cuts, this album is not light in the pants by any stretch (with good doses of speed & solos), but some would expect more from a band baring this name, and could leave feeling it is very much a singular retributive strike.
The current impact of this band on the music scene is substantial enough to have Slash incorporate vocalist M. Shadows on his solo album.

3 / B
- Paul Blom

1 2 3 4 5 6
- B - C

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Avenged Sevenfold

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A:Multiple Listening Potential
B:Deserves Another Spin
C:Once Should Suffice

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