Avenged Sevenfold is one of those bands that I feel like gets a lot of hate for no real reason. Sure, they're pretty radio-friendly now more than ever, but who cares? The band call still play their respective instruments and the vocals aren't bad. I will concede that I'm partial to the Waking The Fallen/City of Evil days.
Which is why what guitarist Zacky Vengeance had to say to Kerrang! has me particularly interested.
"It's pretty much completely aggro. It goes in all sorts of aggressive directions and melodic directions. It has a lot of metal elements that we grew up loving. And tons of melody. It's hard to say. At this point, the only word that would describe it is 'aggro.'"
Hmmm… alright. Let's see where this goes! Plus the band has the crazy talented Brooks Wackerman behind the kit now, so that's not a bad thing. Maybe Wackerman will push them to the level they're capable of playing at this time around? We'll see.
In the meantime, check out the bits and pieces of soundtrack the band did for Call Of Duty: Black Ops III.