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#1 CarolinaKid704

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:54 PM

I've posted about this band throughout the years. The huddles opinion of them seems to be 6/10 for the metal scene. Their new album is available for streaming on iTunes. Album release is the 27th. This is the first cd produced without drummer Jimmy foREVer Sullivan. Its a take on the best 70-80's rock bands with the classic A7X twist. Theres plenty of material in this album to enjoy. 'Shepherd of Fire' and 'Hail to the King' make awesome sports intros. I cant post with youtube right now but maybe a fellow deathbat could help me out. 

 



#2 C47

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:11 PM

 

 

Used to love A7X back in the days of Sounding the Seventh Trumpet and Waking the Fallen.  I'll still listen to them periodically for the riffs and Sinister solos, but they're nowhere near as good.

 

and just because I want to relive my younger metal/hardcore days....

 

 

 

 

Oh and this song is creepy as fug, but the composition of it is awesome...

 



#3 TheRumGone

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:00 PM

that new song actually sounds pretty sick. i usually don't like them very much.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:09 AM

i love the new single.



#5 DirtyMagic97

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:49 AM

I have defended this band for a long time, but it's getting harder and harder. Basically the whole album is a direct rip-off of several other bands.  Just listen to "This Means War" and then go listen to "Sad But True" from Metallica. Same fuging song.  "Doing Time" is essentially just a GnR song.

 

They have been stripping their songs down for years.  It has just gotten to the point where everything they do seems lazy and uninspired.  They write some basic rock/metal riff, come up with some moderately catchy melody, and then ship it out.  It seemed like Waking the Fallen and City of Evil were both albums where they really thought about each and every moment of the song.  Not anymore.



#6 Anybodyhome

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:41 AM

I've been listening to Avenged for a while (yes, I'm a 57-year old metal head) and I really like some of their stuff yet I'm scratching my head over some of their other stuff. It seems as though they lose some focus or they're just gathering up all teir unrecorded works and putting them together in some order for a release. This is the producer's problem, not necessarily the band's.

 

"Hail to the King" has a very definite Metallica sound to it, but at the same time it's a pretty commercial effort and a good choice to spike some pre-release interest in the new CD.

 

That being said, anything they have with Mike Portnoy on drums I'll listen to.

 

For those of you who know Portnoy is likely the best drummer to come along since Neal Peart, listen to some Adrenaline Mob and his new project Winery Dogs....



#7 Anybodyhome

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

double post.... sorry



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

and portnoy can't do a shuffle to save his life.



#9 88 Bronco

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:30 AM

A7X should tour with Five Finger Death Punch



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:37 AM

A7X should tour with Five Finger Death Punch

 

FFDP is pretty tight in concert. One of those bands that sounds surprisingly good live. I thought FFDP made an appearance at the 2012 Orion Festival in NJ, where Avenged was one of many bands, but I was mistaken. 

 

Anyone here into Volbeat? Another very good live band.
 



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:45 AM

I just figured that fans of one band would be fans of the other



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

I listened to the entire album and I really like the new sound. From a pure adrenaline and getting pumped up standpoint this is by fair their best work. Like someone else said though, there are some blatant ripoff songs on the album. You can especially hear a lot of Metallica and Iron Maiden in it at times. I love the new sound though. I think it's a good mix of traditional A7X and a heavier darker sound Some recommended tracks: 

 

 

Hail to the King

Shepherd of Fire

Requiem

Planets



#13 DirtyMagic97

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

Also- if you listen to "Coming Home" you will think it's a cover of an Iron Maiden song you never heard before. The solo is wicked though.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:12 PM

I was an A7X fan from the start but I really lost interest after Jimmy Sullivan died, I was a fan because of his great drumming.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:55 AM

FFDP is pretty tight in concert. One of those bands that sounds surprisingly good live. I thought FFDP made an appearance at the 2012 Orion Festival in NJ, where Avenged was one of many bands, but I was mistaken. 

 

Anyone here into Volbeat? Another very good live band.
 

 

Volbeat :thumbsu:




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