Avenged Sevenfold At Its Finest
Rock is a very common known genre that has been going on since the 1950’s. There are many sub genres but metal is the loudest massive sound with extended guitar solos in that genre. Though only some metal bands have made it with the classical metal sound like Metallica, Iron Maiden, Motörhead and others, only some have kept that sound but adding their unique tone to it too. Avenged Sevenfold has managed to keep that metal sound while adding their own unique style to it. Although some people consider just their first two albums, Sounding The Seventh Trumpet and Waking The Fallen to be their best work because it is “more metal”, Avenged Sevenfold’s City of Evil, is the greatest album ever produced.
City of Evil was very successful and one of primary reasons was because of the difference in M. Shadows’ singing. Compared to the previous albums, Waking The Fallen and Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, Shadows evolved from screaming vocals to a generic metal tone that varies from a deep raspy tone, to a high-pitched nasally style of singing. Their songs “Bat Country” and “Burn it Down” are great examples of his unique style of singing and yet still has a gravely tone to it. In addition the song “Bat Country” was one of their best breakout singles reaching No. 1 on MTV’s Total Request Live, No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Tracks and No. 6 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks. There were also a lot of layering and dubbing on his voice where he combines two main tones in a song. In “Beast and the Harlot” one of their most popular and famous song in this album and “Seize the Day” are good examples of when he uses layering and dubbing on his voice but still the two main tones create a fine finish to the songs. The singing is good, however it’s nothing compared to its familiar clean and raspy screaming vocals that came from Waking The Fallen, especially the clean parts in the song “Desecrate Through Reverence.” The absence of screaming...
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