Friday, September 5, 2014

Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin talks about Avenged Sevenfold

Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin was recently interviewed by, and also spoke of Avenged Sevenfold, below you can read an excerpt:

"We look at heavy metal, bands like Avenged Sevenfold who have dual guitar attacks and a singer that wails and sings real high. And we look at us, and we obviously have facets of heavy metal music, because of the tone on the guitar. Chunk, we call it. Chkkk Chhkk! We definitely have metal in our sound, but when we compare ourselves to other bands that are labeled heavy metal, such as Volbeat or Five Finger Death Punch or Avenged Sevenfold, we just feel like more of a hard rock band. But that doesn't mean we don't love heavy metal, and if someone asks us about being in a heavy metal band, we don't say, 'We're not heavy metal.' But we're kind of flummoxed by it, the way we're still flummoxed by how people 15 years later still say we sound like Alice In Chains. I'm a huge Alice In Chains fan, and I just don't hear the similarities. It's the kind of thing that makes me scratch my head. We're heavy metal but we sound like Alice In Chains? Weird."

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