When I was in junior high school I was completely in love with The Beatles everybody knew I loved them. I love them nonetheless until now, but I have to admit that The Beatles is like a formal husband I’d like to introduce to everyone but Avenged Sevenfold is more like a mastress I’d only introduce to a few who completely understand my weird obsession and taste. Avenged Sevenfold was my first love to metal songs and up until now I still worship them as one of the very few bands with lyrics to highly relate to.
Here goes my list of the best songs from them :
One cannot sound like mentally sound if they say they love the lyrics. But I do. Epic, quirky, and dark are three words that best describe this song. Several people say that ALPOH is Bohemian Rhapsody’s version of Queen–and as a huge fan of Queen as well I don’t think it’s a blasphemy. I particularly love the choir and the wedding oath part. ALPOH is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard and it never really ceases to make me happy everytime I listen to it.
A very personal song for me; it accompanied me in my hardest time last year and thus it remains as one of my favorite songs from Avenged Sevenfold. A very remarkable part of this song is…………. the drum. Seriously guys, when I first listened to this song it was not the vocal nor the guitar that caught my full attention but the drum. I memorize every single beat of it and mouthing it is even the perfect definition of “singing” this song. That was the time that I realized this band was beyond their depressing lyrics but more of their skill (seriously). The lyrics are about someone feeling lonesome due to his friends’ passing and the drum–once again–drives me very emotional.
Another masterpiece from Avenged Sevenfold. They also show their skill in this song as well. The solo guitar part starting from minute 4:44 is what makes this song sounds 100000% better in my ears. Beautiful, beautiful guitar playing. So delicate.
The words outside are not wrong. People tend to love Seize the Day and they’re not wrong. I affirm you guys’ choice by putting this song on my 4th rank. The lyrics are so romantic (“I’ve found you here, now please just stay for a while; I can move on with you around” and whatnot), the video clip is heart-wrenching, and overall a masterpiece. One of the first songs I knew made by Avenged Sevenfold and still has my soft spot.
5. Lost It All
A very underrated Avenged Sevenfold’s song. I repeat, because I don’t think it’s heard the first time; A. VERY. UNDERRATED. AVENGED. SEVENFOLD’S. SONG. You go listen this song and go tell me how awesome it is.
6. M I A
I don’t think there is ever a song that tells a story about soldiers, war, and PTSD better than this song does. It is poetic. The lyrics are written in simple words because they carry so much truths that sophisticated words cannot convey. I love it. I love the solo guitar part, the screams, and everything within this song.
Maybe Avenged Sevenfold is just way talented in making sad, angry, depressing lyrics and that is just proven in Welcome to the Family lyrics. I first listened to it in my late teenage years I guess and they told me advice about being an adult.
8. Burn It Down
Another song that makes you angry or if you just need to justify being alone.
I have never been an avid fan of love songs but Gunslinger is just exceptional. For what is sadder than seeing your loved one go to war and you’re left with nothing to do with the situation? I particularly love the acoustic guitar playing that fades into rhythm in the reff; it’s like Avenged is afraid that the listeners would forget who they were if they didn’t play the song in rock mode.
Another personal song for me….. that accompanied me whenever I needed to justify that I don’t need to be perfect. Funny how I find both depression and consolation in Avenged Sevenfold’s songs. Crossroads offers tthem both.
Okay picking out only 10 songs I REALLY love from Avenged Sevenfold is really hard, so here goes my honorable mentions list, that is just as great :
Best Vocal Performance : So Far Away
Best Guitar Performance : Sidewinder
Best Drum Performance : Second Heartbeat (we miss you, Rev)
Best Bass Performance : Chapter Four
Avenged Sevenfold own my heart, at least for the most part. My only regret is that I didn’t love them sooner that I’d be able to attend their concert. Come back here, please?