History Music / AvengedSevenfold

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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.]]
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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.
12th Mar '16 12:38:23 PM SventheCrusader
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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 until Arin Ilejay took the spot full-time until 2015.

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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 until tour, with Arin Ilejay took eventually taking the spot full-time until his own departure in 2015.
12th Mar '16 12:37:46 PM SventheCrusader
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'''Avenged Sevenfold''' is a HardRock / {{Metalcore}} band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises four members; M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johny Christ, since the death of The Rev. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour. Arin Ilejay is their current drummer.

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'''Avenged Sevenfold''' is a HardRock / {{Metalcore}} band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises four members; five members: M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johny Johnny Christ, since and Brooks Wackerman. Following the death of The Rev. Rev, [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour. tour until Arin Ilejay is their current drummer.
took the spot full-time until 2015.
12th Mar '16 12:18:49 PM SventheCrusader
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably with ''Nightmare'', being an entire album about Jimmy's passing, with pretty ''heavy'' songs like "God Hates Us All" and the very depressing "Victim" and "Tonight the World Dies". Similarly, ''Hail to the King'' is surprisingly grim-faced and straightforward compared to all the theatrical, over-the-top productions that came before it, with only "Planets" breaking up an otherwise solid lineup of completely serious metal songs.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably with ''Nightmare'', being an entire album about Jimmy's passing, with pretty ''heavy'' songs like "God Hates Us All" and the very depressing "Victim" and "Tonight the World Dies". Similarly, ''Hail to the King'' is surprisingly grim-faced and straightforward compared to all the theatrical, over-the-top productions that came before it, with only "Planets" breaking up an otherwise solid lineup of completely serious metal songs.
12th Mar '16 12:18:31 PM SventheCrusader
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably with ''Nightmare'', being an entire album about Jimmy's passing, with pretty ''heavy'' songs like "God Hates Us All" and the very depressing "Victim" and "Tonight the World Dies".

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably with ''Nightmare'', being an entire album about Jimmy's passing, with pretty ''heavy'' songs like "God Hates Us All" and the very depressing "Victim" and "Tonight the World Dies". Similarly, ''Hail to the King'' is surprisingly grim-faced and straightforward compared to all the theatrical, over-the-top productions that came before it, with only "Planets" breaking up an otherwise solid lineup of completely serious metal songs.
12th Feb '16 6:11:16 PM Exxolon
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Avenged Sevenfold is a HardRock / {{Metalcore}} band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises four members; M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johny Christ, since the death of The Rev. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour. Arin Ilejay is their current drummer.

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\nAvenged Sevenfold '''Avenged Sevenfold''' is a HardRock / {{Metalcore}} band from Huntington Beach, UsefulNotes/{{California}}. They formed in 1999. The band comprises four members; M. Shadows, Synyster Gates, Zacky Vengeance, and Johny Christ, since the death of The Rev. [[Music/DreamTheater Mike Portnoy]] covered for his spot for the album Nightmare and following tour. Arin Ilejay is their current drummer.
27th Dec '15 4:47:37 AM Morgenthaler
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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 {{Thursday}}, {{Thrice}}, and early {{My Chemical Romance}} rather than other metalcore contemporaries like {{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 {{Thursday}}, {{Thrice}}, Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/{{Thrice}}, and early {{My Music/{{My Chemical Romance}} rather than other metalcore contemporaries like {{Killswitch 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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