History Music / AvengedSevenfold

28th Nov '16 2:25:32 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* BestFriendsInLaw: M. Shadows and Synyster Gates are respectively married to Valary and Michelle DiBenedetto, who are twin sisters, thus making them both friends and in-laws.

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* BestFriendsInLaw: M. Shadows and Synyster Gates are respectively married to Valary and Michelle DiBenedetto, [=DiBenedetto=], who are twin sisters, thus making them both friends and in-laws.
2nd Nov '16 3:37:40 PM Nettacki
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* LoudnessWar: Every album is brickwalled, though ''Nightmare'' and ''Waking The Fallen'' have the most obvious clipping. ''Hail to the King'' and ''The Stage'' inexplicably avert this.

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* LoudnessWar: Every album is Many albums are brickwalled, though ''Nightmare'' and ''Waking The Fallen'' have the most obvious clipping. ''Hail to the King'' and ''The Stage'' inexplicably avert this.
2nd Nov '16 2:15:22 PM Nettacki
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* ConceptAlbum: ''The Stage'' is one about artificial intelligence and the self-destruction of society.



* EpicRocking: They are known to do this on occasion, but most notably on the album City of Evil, on which only one song is under five minutes and four are over seven, and most recently with "Save Me" from ''Nightmare'' at almost eleven minutes.
** You have to consider, they were working with [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]], and Dream Theater are known for having EpicRocking songs.

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* EpicRocking: They are known to do this on occasion, but most notably on the album City ''City of Evil, Evil,'' on which only one song is under five minutes and four are over seven, and most recently with "Save Me" from ''Nightmare'' at which is almost eleven minutes.
** You have to consider, they were working with [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]],
minutes, and Dream Theater are known for having EpicRocking songs."Exist" from 2016's ''The Stage'' which is almost ''sixteen'' minutes, making it the longest [=A7X=] song to date.



* LoudnessWar: Every album is brickwalled, though ''Nightmare'' and ''Waking The Fallen'' have the most obvious clipping. ''Hail to the King'' inexplicably averts this.

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* LoudnessWar: Every album is brickwalled, though ''Nightmare'' and ''Waking The Fallen'' have the most obvious clipping. ''Hail to the King'' and ''The Stage'' inexplicably averts avert this.
28th Oct '16 2:39:00 AM Lyendith
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* ''Voltaic Oceans'' (2016)

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* ''Voltaic Oceans'' ''The Stage'' (2016)
27th Oct '16 3:09:08 PM Lyendith
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Avenged Sevenfold (or [=A7X=], as they are often called) are amongst the most popular alternative/heavy bands among teens and young adults the world over, and were instrumental in the creation of the new wave of Metalcore, a genre that combines hardcore punk with extreme metal. Unfortunately, the band is currently in a state of turmoil as the Rev passed away on Dec. 28, 2009. In statements from the rest of the band they have said that they won't give up and are trying to rebuild their lives, no easy task as the five had been friends for most of their lives. The spot had gone to Mike Portnoy, as mentioned above for a few early tours, but recently the band has found Arin Ilejay of disbanded Californian metalcore band Confide.

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Avenged Sevenfold (or [=A7X=], as they are often called) are amongst the most popular alternative/heavy bands among teens and young adults the world over, and were instrumental in the creation of the new wave of Metalcore, a genre that combines hardcore punk with extreme metal. Unfortunately, the The band is currently was in a state of turmoil as after the Rev passed away on Dec. 28, 2009. In statements from the rest of the band they have said that they won't give up and are trying to rebuild their lives, no easy task as the five had been friends for most of their lives. The spot had gone to Mike Portnoy, as mentioned above for a few early tours, but recently then the band has found Arin Ilejay of disbanded Californian metalcore band Confide.
Confide. Arin then left in 2015, being replaced by Brooks Wackerman.
13th Oct '16 5:16:06 PM HSpiritOfVengeance
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* ''Voltaic Oceans'' (2016)
17th May '16 12:55:01 AM CelPrevXXVI
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* UnholyMatrimony: The couple in "A Little Piece of Heaven" [[spoiler:who, upon both turning into zombies, ravage an actual wedding and get themselves married.]]
25th Apr '16 1:35:18 PM bt8257
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'''Avenged Sevenfold''' is a HardRock / HeavyMetal band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises five members: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman. Following the death of The Rev, [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour, with Arin Ilejay eventually taking the spot full-time until his own departure in 2015.

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'''Avenged Sevenfold''' Avenged Sevenfold is a HardRock / HeavyMetal band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises five members: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman. Following the death of The Rev, [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour, with Arin Ilejay eventually taking the spot full-time until his own departure in 2015.



* Sounding the Seventh Trumpet (2001)
* Waking the Fallen (2003)
* City of Evil (2005)
* Avenged Sevenfold (2007)
* Nightmare (2010)
* Hail to the King (2013)

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* Sounding ''Sounding the Seventh Trumpet Trumpet'' (2001)
* Waking ''Waking the Fallen Fallen'' (2003)
* City ''City of Evil Evil'' (2005)
* Avenged Sevenfold ''Avenged Sevenfold'' (2007)
* Nightmare ''Nightmare'' (2010)
* Hail ''Hail to the King King'' (2013)






* AllDrummersAreAnimals: The Rev was the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}. Watch him in any video.

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* AllDrummersAreAnimals: The Rev was the resident {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.{{cloudcuckoolander}}. Watch him in any video.



* BowtiesAreCool: Zacky has a thing for this.[[note]]Zacky's younger brother, Matt, makes bowties.[[/note]]

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* BowtiesAreCool: Zacky has a thing for this.[[note]]Zacky's younger brother, Matt, brother Matt makes bowties.[[/note]]



* CallBack: The video for "Nightmare" has two, both referencing "Afterlife". One has a tarantula crawling on The Rev's drum kit, a Call Back to the tarantula on The Rev's face. The other is Zacky dancing with a skeleton, where he was dancing with his girlfriend in "Afterlife".

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* CallBack: The video for "Nightmare" has two, both referencing "Afterlife". One has a tarantula crawling on The Rev's drum kit, a Call Back {{call back}} to the tarantula on The Rev's face. The other is Zacky dancing with a skeleton, where he was dancing with his girlfriend in "Afterlife".



* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Bat Country," "A Little Piece Of Heaven," "Beast And The Harlot," "Trashed And Scattered," "Crossroads," "Almost Easy" (Especially in the CLA Mix), Most tracks on Waking The Fallen and Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, and about two-thirds of The Rev's vocals. Usually a MetalScream, and when M. Shadows does it, [[LargeHam expect it to be accompanied by an]] EvilLaugh.

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: "Bat Country," Country", "A Little Piece Of Heaven," Heaven", "Beast And The Harlot," Harlot", "Trashed And Scattered," "Crossroads," "Crossroads", "Almost Easy" (Especially in the CLA Mix), Most tracks on Waking The Fallen ''Waking the Fallen'' and Sounding The ''Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, Trumpet'', and about two-thirds of The Rev's vocals. Usually a MetalScream, and when M. Shadows does it, [[LargeHam expect it to be accompanied by an]] EvilLaugh.



* ClusterFBomb: Trashed and Scattered from City Of Evil.

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* ClusterFBomb: Trashed "Trashed" and Scattered "Scattered" from City ''City Of Evil.Evil''.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: "Sounding The Seventh Trumpet" is mostly a HardcorePunk album. Johnny isn't in the band yet, Synyster Gates' guitar solos are nowhere to be found (besides "To End The Rapture" on the re-release) since he joined the band just after finishing recording, The Rev is pretty much doing fills constantly for the whole album, M. Shadows barely sings (And when he does, [[{{Yarling}} well...]]), and "Streets" is a leftover punk song from one of M. Shadows' first bands.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: "Sounding The ''Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" Trumpet'' is mostly a HardcorePunk album. Johnny isn't in the band yet, Synyster Gates' guitar solos are nowhere to be found (besides "To End The Rapture" on the re-release) since he joined the band just after finishing recording, The Rev is pretty much doing fills constantly for the whole album, M. Shadows barely sings (And when he does, [[{{Yarling}} well...]]), and "Streets" is a leftover punk song from one of M. Shadows' first bands.



* {{Emo Music}}: Started out as one of the first {{metalcore}} bands (or maybe metal bands in general) to take influence from emo bands like AFI and Thursday. In fact even when they were a metalcore band on their first two records they sounded more like a heavier, more metal influenced version of the darker emo bands at the time like Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/{{Thrice}}, and early Music/{{My Chemical Romance}} rather than other metalcore contemporaries like Music/{{Killswitch Engage}} or Shadows Fall. Even after they changed to pure heavy metal elements of emo were still clearly influential on their sound. As of "Hail to The King" these influences have been almost completely dropped (YMMV on whether this is a good thing or not).

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* {{Emo Music}}: Started out as one of the first {{metalcore}} bands (or maybe metal bands in general) to take influence from emo bands like AFI and Thursday. In fact even when they were a metalcore band on their first two records they sounded more like a heavier, more metal influenced version of the darker emo bands at the time like Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/{{Thrice}}, and early Music/{{My Chemical Romance}} Music/MyChemicalRomance rather than other metalcore contemporaries like Music/{{Killswitch Engage}} Music/KillswitchEngage or Shadows Fall. Even after they changed to pure heavy metal elements of emo were still clearly influential on their sound. As of "Hail to The King" these influences have been almost completely dropped (YMMV on whether this is a good thing or not).



** You have to consider, they were working with [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]], and Dream Theater are known for having Epic Rocking songs.

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** You have to consider, they were working with [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]], and Dream Theater are known for having Epic Rocking EpicRocking songs.



* GriefSong: So Far Away, which was written for Syn's grandfather. When Jimmy died, the lyrics changed to being about him. Fiction is also about Jimmy, [[MindScrew despite being written and]] [[HarsherInHindsight sang by him]]....

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* GriefSong: So Far Away, which was written for Syn's grandfather. When Jimmy died, the lyrics changed to being about him. Fiction is also about Jimmy, [[MindScrew despite being written and]] [[HarsherInHindsight sang sung by him]]....



* IntercourseWithYou: "Girl I Know."

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* IntercourseWithYou: "Girl I Know."Know".



* LoudnessWar: Every album is brickwalled, though ''Nightmare'' and ''Waking The Fallen'' have the most obvious clipping.
** Hail To The King inexplicably averts this.

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* LoudnessWar: Every album is brickwalled, though ''Nightmare'' and ''Waking The Fallen'' have the most obvious clipping.
** Hail To The King
clipping. ''Hail to the King'' inexplicably averts this.



* NewSoundAlbum: Music/AvengedSevenfold started as a pure {{Metalcore}} on "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" before adding more clean vocals on their sophomore album "Waking the Fallen". But their biggest change came on "city of Evil" which contained only clean vocals and musically mixed old school {{Thrash metal}} with the melodic ferocity, breakdowns, and PopPunk/PostHardcore elements of modern day {{Metalcore}}. Their self titled album continued with this, although it was much more polished which rankled some fans, as well as having many examples of an {{out of genre experience}} such as the Danny Elfman style "A little piece of Heaven" and the country ballad "Dear god". "Nightmare" was released after the death of their drummer "The Rev" and so was more sad and reflective, as well as featuring a piano ballad called 'Fiction" and full on return to pure Metalcore (screamed lyrics and all) on "God Hates Us". Finally, there's "Hail to the King" - which has been described by lead singer M Shadows as "more {{blues rock}}-influenced and more like classic rock and classic metal in the vein of Music/BlackSabbath and Music/LedZeppelin"

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* NewSoundAlbum: Music/AvengedSevenfold started as a pure {{Metalcore}} {{metalcore}} on "Sounding ''Sounding the Seventh Trumpet" Trumpet'' before adding more clean vocals on their sophomore album "Waking ''Waking the Fallen". Fallen''. But their biggest change came on "city of Evil" which contained only clean vocals and musically mixed old school {{Thrash {{thrash metal}} with the melodic ferocity, breakdowns, and PopPunk/PostHardcore elements of modern day {{Metalcore}}. {{metalcore}}. Their self titled album continued with this, although it was much more polished which rankled some fans, as well as having many examples of an {{out of genre experience}} such as the Danny Elfman style "A little piece Little Piece of Heaven" and the country ballad "Dear god". "Nightmare" God". ''Nightmare'' was released after the death of their drummer "The Rev" and so was more sad and reflective, as well as featuring a piano ballad called 'Fiction" "Fiction" and full on return to pure Metalcore (screamed lyrics and all) on "God Hates Us". Finally, there's "Hail ''Hail to the King" King'' - which has been described by lead singer M M. Shadows as "more {{blues rock}}-influenced and more like classic rock and classic metal in the vein of Music/BlackSabbath and Music/LedZeppelin"



** Not to mention the videos for Almost Easy and Nightmare. Hell, you can just about expect every other video to have at least one of these.

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** Not to mention the videos for Almost Easy "Almost Easy" and Nightmare."Nightmare". Hell, you can just about expect every other video to have at least one of these.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Critical Acclaim."
* RefugeInAudacity: "A Little Piece of Heaven"

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: "Critical Acclaim."
Acclaim".
* RefugeInAudacity: "A Little Piece of Heaven"Heaven".



** Subverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG5LNNUGs40 The Art of Subconcious Illusion]], which has Matt's wife Valary doing screaming vocals.

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** Subverted in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG5LNNUGs40 The Art of Subconcious Subconscious Illusion]], which has Matt's wife Valary doing screaming vocals.



** The song and video for "Bat Country" are both confirmed to be based on Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas. This should be obvious to anyone who's seen the movie or read the book, even if the title of the song didn't give it away.

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** The song and video for "Bat Country" are both confirmed to be based on Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas. This should be obvious to anyone who's seen the movie or movie, read the book, or both, even if the title of the song didn't give it away.



* TitleDrop: "The Beast And the Harlot" features this ''as well as'' an AlbumTitleDrop. And that's just one example.

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* TitleDrop: "The Beast And and the Harlot" features this ''as well as'' an AlbumTitleDrop. And that's just one example.



* {{Yandere}}: The guy in 'A Little Piece of Heaven'.

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* {{Yandere}}: The guy in 'A "A Little Piece of Heaven'.Heaven".
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5th Apr '16 9:44:34 AM PoeDameron
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'''Avenged Sevenfold''' is a HardRock / {{Metalcore}} band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises five members: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman. Following the death of The Rev, [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour, with Arin Ilejay eventually taking the spot full-time until his own departure in 2015.

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'''Avenged Sevenfold''' is a HardRock / {{Metalcore}} HeavyMetal band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises five members: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ, and Brooks Wackerman. Following the death of The Rev, [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour, with Arin Ilejay eventually taking the spot full-time until his own departure in 2015.
13th Mar '16 2:50:45 PM SventheCrusader
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* AerithAndBob: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ and...Arin Ilejay.

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* AerithAndBob: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, Johnny Christ Christ, and...Arin Ilejay.Brooks.
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