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    Avenged Sevenfold...

    I've been waiting for this album to come into my store since voivod gave me a link to one of their videos, two months ago.

    It's called "City of Evil", and for fans of "N.W.O.B.H.M.", I'd highly recommend it.

    Pummeling double-bass drumming. soaring vocals (great backing vocals, too) and actual guitar solos !

    Yeah, I never heard of the fuckers, either.

    Really intricate song structures, this is not "stare at your shoes and play two chords" music...great harmonic voicings, I'm blown away by the vocal intricasies(sp) alone. Each tune covers a lot of ground, and the playing simply rips.

    I really love this record...I'd honestly say it is the best "new" album that I've bought in years.

    A great sample tune would be "Bat Country", yet the whole record is equally as strong, if not better.

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    Yeah I saw the bat country video yesterday and it wasnt half bad. I always figured that they were, like you said, a 2 chord band but its obvious that they arent even close to that. The guitarist who did a solo actually wasnt that bad and I even noticed him doing some more or less tapping in the video. I MIGHT download a few of their songs just to check them out and if im really into them, then I might finally bring my self up to date on "todays music" lol. Im just glad that they arent yelling and screaming into the mike and jumpin around like a bunch of jack-asses and I give props to their solos too.
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    I think that's a great song. I heard it a lot because it's on my brothers Madden game for this year. Love the guitar harmonies.

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    I have this CD - needs to be played loud. It jams.
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    They would make a great opening act for Motley Crue!!
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    Last week the dudes in Avenged Sevenfold did all of the following in a single afternoon: corrupted the fertile minds of impressionable teenagers; willed strippers into licentious girl-on-girl action; converted a wholesome, aspiring actress into a woman of ill repute; escorted a minor into an adult establishment for his first peep show; and rocked more than 500 of their fans' butts. Oh, and the band documented every single second of it for "Beast and the Harlot," the third video from the Huntington Beach, California, metalcore outfit's album City of Evil.

    According to guitarist Zacky Vengeance, the 'Fold are perhaps most proud of this latest clip — shot on Wednesday in Los Angeles under the direction of Tony Petrossian (Slipknot, DMX) — out of all the videos they've shot, even the current MTV rotation-bin regular "Bat Country." That's because the concept behind the video's one the boys worked on together.

    "We kind of wanted to tie it in with the song's lyrics and meaning, and then we wanted to give it a little bit of a twist," Vengeance said. " 'Beast and the Harlot' kind of refers to Biblical times — ancient Babylon, when there were prostitutes everywhere and shit was fucking insane. To us, it's not like anything's really changed. It's just a different time period. So we modernized the setting."

    In the video, Avenged Sevenfold collectively portray the Beast, or Satan, and, according to Vengeance, spend pretty much the entire video trying to convert the innocent citizens of Los Angeles into corrupted, soulless human beings who give in to life's little vices — and all with a little help from a tempting, scantily clad strumpet.

    "We're trying to bring people to the dark side, our side," the guitarist explained. "You'll see us going around town, picking out kids and putting them in weird situations and witnessing them losing their wholesomeness and purity as they came to our side."

    Throughout the video, all five members of the band serve as the centerpiece of a specific vignette. The first features drummer the Rev (formally the Reverend Tholomew Plage), who plays a bartender. According to Vengeance, in the video, the Rev's character pours glowing green shots to his patrons, which, after they've thrown 'em down the old gullet, turn them completely black. Likewise, Vengeance's character, in his own slimy way, turns his victim black.

    "My character's sort of representing the evil Hollywood fat cat, and you'll see me auditioning starry-eyed starlets, and I get one to sign a contract in red ink but she doesn't realize quite what she's signing," he explained. "She wants to be an actress and I come in and screw up her dreams a little bit. I show her the way things really work."

    Each of the band's charcoaled recruits — including guitarist Synyster Gates' strippers, who're tempted into "the sexiest girl-on-girl kiss[es] ever seen," and bassist Johnny Christ's young boy, whom he leads into an adult-video store, exposing him to the magic wonderment of the peep-show booths and transforming him into a deranged, sex-starved fiend — eventually finds their way to a long line of similarly blackened folks outside Los Angeles' Mayan Night Club. The venue served as the scene for the band's performance sequences; Avenged recruited more than 500 of their fans and then smeared them entirely in black paint for the shoot. Those fans, according to the video's treatment, embodied "citizens whose very soul has been sucked out of them by the greed, lust and corruption of the city, courtesy of the Beast."

    "We're creating an awareness of the evils that are out there, but by the same token, we're saying that sometimes indulgence isn't such a bad thing," Vengeance said. "The video's still fun and it shows off the band really well. But it implies all the evils in the world, the way things really work. It doesn't sugarcoat anything. It's real."

    And for added authenticity, the band cast a bevy of girls with a, um, love of dancing for the strip-club scenes. "There were a lot of beautiful girls, and there were some not-so-beautiful girls who auditioned," he said. The band didn't ask whether they had pole experience, "but judging by the way some of them moved, I'm sure they were real strippers."

    Avenged Sevenfold, whose new album's sold close to 175,000 copies since its release in June, hope the "Beast and the Harlot" video will help draw big audiences to their in-progress 36-date U.S. tour, which launched Friday in San Diego with Saosin, Death by Stereo, Opiate for the Masses and Bullets and Octane in the support slots. The trek runs through December 2 in Las Vegas.
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    I'm starting to dig these guys now, except for one weird thing...Their logo is a skull with batwings! One of my favorite bands of all time, OverKill, use the same logo and even have a name for it...Chaly the Bat. Wondering if there's gonna be any Metallicaish, VHish lawsuits abounding.
    Nice to hear a band on the radio that can actually play their instruments...Is this the start of a musical revolution?!?
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    One can only hope.

    I love this CD...took it to work, and so did the folk that I work with.

    Downside? I have to go to one of my wife's "must-do, corporate dinners" the same night the band is playing here in S. Florida...I'll report back on this event.

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    Default Finally New Rock w/Kick Ass Guitars - AVENGED SEVENFOLD

    Check out these young guys from Huntington Beach, California ripping it up!

    These guys have extrodinary talent! Guitar Gods for the 21st Century(?)

    http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/main.html

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    I checked out their latest...I really think its very mediocre IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_atomic_punks_rule
    I checked out their latest...I really think its very mediocre IMHO.
    You think the guitar playing is mediocre or the overall band?

    You have to admit, it's pretty refreshing to hear a new band playing sophisticated leads, harmonies, arpeggios, etc.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJODOJO
    Check out these young guys from Huntington Beach, California ripping it up!

    These guys have extrodinary talent! Guitar Gods for the 21st Century(?)

    http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/main.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by MOJODOJO
    Check out these young guys from Huntington Beach, California ripping it up!

    These guys have extrodinary talent! Guitar Gods for the 21st Century(?)

    http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/main.html

    A breath of fresh air yes, but guitar gods?
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    I don't really get why so many of you guys put down the modern (other than rock/metal) scene, there are a lot of outstanding musicians in the bands which started since 2000-s. If they don't shred that's simply because they don't need it, gosh - solos in tunes have become more of a trend then the lack of 'em! Not that it was any different through all the 80-ies anyway. Take Zakk Wylde's recent quote - "The song is the cake. The solos are the icing" and he's damn right.

 

 

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