Sunday, June 15, 2014

Kerrang five ways Avenged Sevenfold ruled Download Festival 2014

Kerrang has made ​​a list of Five Ways Avenged Sevenfold Ruled Download Festival 2014, you can read below:



1. They had looooooads of pyro…
So, they didn’t bring their massive floating Deathbat along to their first-ever Download headline set (sadface), but Buried Alive and Almost Easy were two of the hottest songs of the night, with huge fire cannons blasting through every chorus. They were so powerful they even made the rain disappear. True story.

2. They played a ton of old stuff…
A7X decided to treat fans to some deeper cuts from Waking The Fallen and City Of Evil, which they missed off last time the played the UK. What songs are we talking? Well, tracks like Second Heartbeat (right into a Syn Gates God Save The Queen guitar solo – nice), Burn It Down (FUCK YEAH!) and even Seize The Day (DOUBLE FUCK YEAH!). It. Was. So. Awesome.

3. They paid tribute to The Rev…
It goes without saying, but Jimmy ‘The Rev’ Sullivan’s presence was sorely missed last night. M. Shadows actually revealed to the crowd that Jimmy’s Mum phoned him before the show to tell him to “Go and kill it – that’s what Jimmy would want”. Shadows then preceded to dedicate an emotional So Far Away to his fallen bandmate… Truly beautiful stuff.

4. Hail To The King is completely killer live…
Shepherd Of Fire… This Means War… Hail To The King… They all sound bloody HUGE live, and they bring a whole new element to Avenged’s show. Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance are two of the best guitarists in the business, so every single note, riff and solo was perfectly harmonised, and proved that A7X’s initially divisive new album now holds a worthy place in their live set.

5. They went down in Download history…
“Waaaaah, Avenged Sevenfold aren’t good enough to headline Download! WAAAAAH!” Some of you (okay, a lot of you) moaned when it was announced that Avenged Sevenfold would be topping the bill this year. But M. Shadows and co. totally owned headline status, and there’s absolutely no doubt that they’ll be headlining rock and metal festivals for years to come. SO THERE.