Thursday, August 6, 2015

The 11 best Avenged Sevenfold songs according to Fearless Vampire Killers


Fearless Vampire Killers' Kier Kemp recently talked with Team Rock and chose his Top 11 Avenged Sevenfold. Below you can read some excerpts.


UNHOLY CONFESSIONS (Waking the Fallen, 2003)
“This is from their second album Waking the Fallen. I haven’t got anything off Sounding the Seventh Trumpet in my list. It’s not that that’s a bad album, I just didn’t really know the band then and it’s not really my thing. But the riff at the start of this song is classic. I think a few bands have nicked it. We certainly have. There’s a song on our last album called Edge of Eternity that’s partly inspired by this song. It just has this youthful enthusiasm about it that I love.”

BETRAYED (City of Evil, 2005)
"They always start songs with amazingly classic riffs. No other band would do a riff like this. It’s so disjointed, but it works, and then the theatrical vocals come in and you’ve got another cracking M. Shadows chorus. A lot of people seem to hate his voice, but I love him. Especially when you see the band perform live. He nails it even better live, to be honest. He’s got a ridiculous range too, which you wouldn’t expect from such a massive bloke.”

BEAST AND THE HARLOT (City of Evil, 2005)
“This has probably one of the best intros to any song ever. It’s super metal, but again has this classic Avenged Sevenfold flavour. The production on City of Evil is fucking awful, but that doesn’t stop the songs from being fucking amazing.”