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: Avenged Sevenfold?
: Magnetica 12 January, 2017, 11:01:47 PM
Quick question for all you metal heads out there.

I keep getting ads on Facebook about Avenged Sevenfold and now Amazon is emailing me recommendations for them.

They are not a band I know anything about, so the question is are they any good?

As a reference point I like Metallica (which is why I think I am getting these targeted ads) plus also Iron Maiden, Guns n' Roses, Def Leppard and Faith No More.
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: dweezil2 13 January, 2017, 02:36:49 AM
They're fairly popular, I believe.
I saw them support Iron Maiden several years back and to be honest I found them rather generic, without any particularly memorable songs.

My advice, give them a spin on Youtube and see if they float your boat!  :)
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: locustsofdeath! 13 January, 2017, 04:22:34 AM
They started out as a kind of metalcore or screamo-ish band, but then evolved or devolved (depending on how you feel about the genres) into a sort of GnR/Maiden/Metallica worship-type band. Musically they're talented, but the vocalist is just an atrocious singer.

Faith No More is my favorite band of all time, btw! Awesome to see other fans.
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: Albion 13 January, 2017, 03:45:20 PM
Faith No More is my favorite band of all time, btw! Awesome to see other fans.

One of mine too.  :)

I've had the misfortune of seeing Avenged Sevenfold a couple of times as a friend likes them. I wasn't impressed.
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: sheridan 13 January, 2017, 04:17:23 PM
They started out as a kind of metalcore or screamo-ish band, but then evolved or devolved (depending on how you feel about the genres) into a sort of GnR/Maiden/Metallica worship-type band.

When you say worship-type - worshipping GnR/Maiden/Metallica, or christian metal?
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: Magnetica 13 January, 2017, 07:45:27 PM
Also intrigued how a band can, lets say, "pay homage" to Metallica, Maiden and GnR given they all have pretty different sounds and levels of heaviness.(?)
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: JayzusB.Christ 15 January, 2017, 06:32:30 PM
I see a lot of the young folk these days with tattoos and T shirts of them.  But I don't imagine they're for the older folks like me.
: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: Zarjazzer 16 January, 2017, 09:30:31 PM
Didn't their drummer sadly pass away ? Anyway whilst I can't pretend I know that much about them  I did enjoy this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBYVlFXsEME

: Re: Avenged Sevenfold?
: Albion 18 January, 2017, 10:51:58 AM
Didn't their drummer sadly pass away ?

He did. When I saw them ex Dream Theatre drummer Mike Portnoy was playing with them.