Avenged Sevenfold Release New Album

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  1. Melody Bot

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  2. Hunter Norman

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    I've had it for a little over 24 hours and it's so good......Tuned in for the VR event now and if nothing else, they've done played the marketing game perfectly!
     
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  3. Chase Tremaine

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    Is this a surprise release or am I just out of the loop??
     
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  5. skogsraet

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    I think it's a surprise but I'm not on top of my A7X news. I haven't listened to anything since Nightmare but maybe I'll spin this
     
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  6. aniafc

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    Surprise. They did random billboards all over the place, released one song, and now here we are haha.
     
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  7. emeryk3

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    Couldn't get into their more classical rock sound they picked up with Hail to the King - seems they've kept that sound of mature and less radio-friendly singles again. Fair enough but I'll pass.

    Self Titled will always be best, imo.
     
  8. Slave to the Grind

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    I still can't stand the lead singer's nasally vocals. Their musicianship is incredible but that singer really brings the songs down.

    "Sunny Disposition" and "God Damn" are the 2 I like best after the first listen. "Exist" would be great if it didn't have any singing or that spoken word section towards the end.
     
  9. Micool1

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    Funny thing is that they didn't want vocals at first on Exist, but Synyster Gates (the guitarist) insisted that there should be vocals.
     
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  11. slimfenix182

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    Seems like this will be more interesting than Hail, that record was so straightforward and boring. Had some moments. Always excited to hear new Gates playing though.
     
  12. bradpetrik

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    Yeah, I'll pass on this. I gave it a cursory listen for a few songs and it's same the crap they've been putting out for a bit now.
     
  13. Eric

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    "Classical rock" haha
     
  14. shawnhyphenray

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    It's not just digital you can order the cd on their website
     
  15. Thursdaysox

    We know it from the silence

    Gotta listen to this later, I actually loved the single they dropped
     
  16. slimfenix182

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    Really digging this so far, especially Sunny Disposition and God Damn.
     
  17. Jackbo487

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    wait there are horns in Sunny Disposition, right? Or are my ears hallucinating?
     
  18. God Damn may easily be my favorite track on the album.
     
  19. Yup those are horns.
     
  20. slimfenix182

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    I think it is too. The title track didn't do much for me when I watched the video but I'm liking it a lot now that I got the disc in the car. And I think the second half of the album gets really interesting for them. Pleasantly surprised.
     
  21. The second half of the album took a complete turn, it's kind of like they went a David Bowie route with the experimental faze. The thing that stood out to me was this album isn't really radio friendly.
     
  22. tdlyon

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    I used to really love this band when I was younger but I kind of fell off them after The Rev died. I liked about half the songs on Nightmare and I don't think I ever even listened to anything after that.

    I've always loved City of Evil and the self-titled (though I haven't heard them in years), is this worth listening to?
     
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  23. clockwise

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    I've never liked this band but the concept of this album makes me want to listen.
     
  24. slimfenix182

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    You're not missing a ton if you don't check out Hail To The King. But my thoughts are pretty much the same as yours on the other records you mention. I think this is significantly better than Nightmare, really enjoying it.
     
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  26. Hunter Norman

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    Still loving this album so much, more with every listen. Not to be a dick to that guy up near the top of the thread, but if you gave this a 'cursory' listen and think it's the 'same stuff they've always done', you might want to give it another shot. I've always been a big avenged fan, and love every album for what it is, but this is very tight musically and totally different from most of what they've done in the past. May not be your cup of tea, but it's new ground for them in a lot of ways.
     
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  27. slimfenix182

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    Definitely not radio-friendly. No "Scream" on here thank God lol.