Saturday, September 12, 2015

Avenged Sevenfold's Nightmare in "classic albums featuring Mike Portnoy" list


Avenged Sevenfold album Nightmare is on MusicRadar list "Classic albums featuring Mike Portnoy". You can read an excerpt below.


A7X’s own drum genius James ‘The Rev’ Sullivan had been a huge fan of Mike Portnoy, and when he sadly died aged just 28 in 2009, the band brought in his hero to track the drum parts, many of which had already been written and demo’d by the late drummer.

Perhaps Avenged’s darkest album, lent a sadness by The Rev’s passing, it was expertly and respectfully finished by Portnoy, whose perfectly executed double-kick and busy filling on the title track helped the band deliver one of their most successful tunes.

The album also proved that Portnoy was versatile, as he tackled The Rev’s punkier side on Danger Line, more sparing, Metallica-style heaviosity on Buried Alive, and the more balladic song form of So Far Away.