PCBP Extra Credit

Posted: December 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

Avenged Sevenfold’s Live In The LBC album features one DVD and one album, Diamonds in the Rough. The DVD was filmed at their hometown, Long Beach, California, during the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour earlier in 2009. The DVD features a full live show at the Long Beach Arena in California as well as a fair range of extras, such as backstage footage. The setlist was powerful, containing songs such as: Critical Acclaim, Afterlife, Bat Country, Second Heartbeat, Almost Easy, Seize the Day, and Unholy Confessions. For their encore, A7X came back on stage with confetti to complete the concert with A Little Piece of Heaven.

However, the CD portion, Diamonds in the Rough, contains both new and remade songs. The track list consists of: Demons, Girl I Know, Crossroads, Flash of the Blade, Until the End, Tension, Walk, The Fight, Dancing Dead, a remake of Almost Easy, and an alternate version of Afterlife. While the CD contains a few hit songs, it is primarily made up of singles and remakes of older songs.

Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengance really improved in this album. The riffs are awesome and in your face, and the solos are mind blowing! “Girl I Know” is probably the best song on the album, with “Demons” and “Crossroads” as close followers. However, this CD has a more hard rock feel to it, compared to it’s last self-titled album, which had a more metal feel to it. Also, this CD wasn’t well advertised and didn’t explain what was featured in the case. When rating this album compared to the rest, it is actually one of the better ones, with extremely catchy lyrics.

Sources:

http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/albums/live-lbc-diamonds-rough

http://music.ign.com/articles/913/913528p1.html

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PCBP7

Posted: December 5, 2010 in Uncategorized


The attached images have more detail about what is happening in the picture. Both of these pictures are from recent Avenged Sevenfold concerts.

PCBP 6: Avenged Sevenfold Songs

Posted: November 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

Buried Alive by Avenged Sevenfold is from their newest album, Nightmare. This is by far one of my favorite songs of the album and it definitely shows the potential of Avenged Sevenfold. While some of the songs in the album aren’t as good, this song brings out the best of A7X. The best lyrics of the song are, “Death calls my name, and it seems I’ve been buried alive.” These lyrics explain the tragedy of losing their drummer, Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, to an overdose of pain pills. Overall, this song explains how unexpected The Rev’s death was.

 

 

Gunslinger by Avenged Sevenfold is from their self-titled album and is one of the more songs with meaning. This album overall is my second favorite album, with almost every song good. Back in 2008, I went and saw Avenged Sevenfold in concert in Atlanta, Georgia, and this was one of their best songs played of the night. The best lyrics of the song are, “‘Cause with all these things we do, it don’t matter when I’m coming home to you.” Without songs like this back when they were released, Avenged Sevenfold wouldn’t be the band it is today.

Nightmare Reviewed

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

Avenged Sevenfold is a hard rock band formed in 1999 from Huntington Beach, California. The band consists of vocalist Matt Shadows, lead guitarist Synyster Gates, rhythm guitarist Zacky Vengeance, and bassist Johnny Christ. The band started off with more metalcore screaming, but later changed to more hard rock music. Nightmare, their newest album, just got released.

Nightmare was released July 19. During the first week of sales, it topped Eminem’s reign for the number one most selling CD with 162,500. Bassist Johnny Christ said that they were, “elated to hear the news of their accomplishment.”

Aaron Titan, a 411mania.com writer, rated it as one of the best albums of all time, saying, “If you’re a fan of Avenged Sevenfold, Nightmare is a must-have for you, and immediately! If you didn’t like this band before, this one MAY change your mind, but you’ve gotta’ come into the listening experience with an open opinion about A7X.”

Nightmare originated after the drummer for Avenged Sevenfold, The Rev, died of a drug overdose in December 2009. After the mourning of their drummer, they set out to finish the album that was just started. They picked up Mike Portnoy, drummer for Dream Theatre and The Rev’s favorite drummer, and finished Nightmare.

 

Sources:
http://music.rightcelebrity.com/?p=3600
http://www.411mania.com/music/album_reviews/14695

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Posted: August 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

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