#4 Re: The Sunset Strip » Avenged Sevenfold » 259 weeks ago
Just got done listening to Waking the Fallen: Resurrected, and it was fantastic.
The original album holds up very well as an example of a fusion between metalcore and heavy metal. The guitar playing is good, Shadows' clean vocals aren't as nasal as they would be on later releases (particularly City of Evil), and the Rev's drumming is great as always. The bonus CD is also great, with some interesting demos and live rarities. The only track I didn't like was the demo (here called the "alternate") version of Second Heartbeat. A live version of Clairvoyant Disease would have also been great, but aside from that, the bonus disc is very well put together. A must-listen, if not buy, for fans of Avenged Sevenfold's earlier (and better IMO) work.
#7 Re: The Sunset Strip » Avenged Sevenfold » 269 weeks ago
Here's some great news for fans: http://loudwire.com/avenged-sevenfold-m … rsary-dvd/
Re-release of Waking the Fallen and a new live DVD!
#8 Re: Guns N' Roses » Budweiser City » 270 weeks ago
Who gives a shit? Axl doesn't have a 'rebel image' anymore. He was never punk or anti-corporate or whatever you want to call it. As for Slash, he reminds me of Snoop Dogg: even though there is not a lot of quality control in regards as to what they slap their name on, they're both recognized as skilled musicians within their genres and they've performed on what are recognized as some of the greatest albums of all time.
Golden God winner,
That doesn't mean shit. The guy from Five Finger Death Punch won Best Bassist over Fieldy and Geezer fucking Butler. John Petrucci lost to the guys from Avenged Sevenfold in Best Guitarist. The Golden Gods are in many ways the hard rock version of the Grammys: they ignore a vibrant, incredibly creative underground of bands and musicians and they're a popularity contest. It's cool that Axl won a lifetime achievement award, but that doesn't mean a thing in terms of what he can do now.