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#21 Porn Shop Clerk

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:06 AM

This is probably my favorite metal band right now:



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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:14 AM

I haven't listened to their self-titled album, but in CoE and especially WtF the guitars are detuned pretty heavily, so much so that it's hard to hear much bass. The drummer is indeed capable so no argument there.

The vocalist used to have some range and strength back on WtF, but it seems like he lost it on CoE. This is probably for the best however, because his melodies are much gentler and actually just better than they were on WtF.


The Rev is a great drummer. I don't know why you hink he is only capable.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:59 AM

What has Avenged Sevenfold been doing lately?

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:11 PM

If you're a mainstream radio rocker, then Avenged Sevenfold is for you.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 02:48 PM

The Rev is a great drummer. I don't know why you hink he is only capable.

He's fine, but I wouldn't call him great. Same goes for the band.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 03:10 PM

He's impressive for a radio rock drummer. So is the guitarist. If mainstream is your primary source of new music, then they're phenom. They've got to be one of the best bands on mainstream radio.

A great example of a 'capable' rock drummer is...


...Lars Ulrich. This guy blows Lars away.

The song structure and tone/distortion are what's generic about them. They're using stock high end guitars with stock high end amps and no personality to their sound at all. And the song composition is very predictable and oh so done before.

I wouldn't change the radio if they came on, if I listened to the radio. They're certainly better than whatever side project 106.5 is whoring out these days.

Very high energy stuff though, but the hooks are soft.

Edited by Porn Shop Clerk, 12 October 2009 - 03:14 PM.