Avenged Sevenfold have revealed the album cover, title, and release date for their highly anticipated sixth studio album. Titled Hail to the King, the record will be released on August 27. All the details were uncovered via an online scavenger hunt that led fans to different websites, including RevolverMag.com, that were hosting puzzle pieces. Avenged Sevenfold will also be playing a free show at the Hollywood Palladium on August 26 to celebrate the album release.
a7x st james everyone :)
St. James is out. I’d trade into the album for Doing Time. It’s upbeat and a good closure song for the Rev. Not “heavy”, but still pretty solid. Has more of that Avenged feel from older albums. Really dig it.
Have a link?
What happened to Syn being lead vocals? LMAO trolls….
have a link for St James?
Remove the dot
Shepherd of Fire – 9.5/10
(Love the lyrics and the intro is insane. When I listen to this I think that the “Shepherd of fire” is in fact Satan. Matt also sings “I´ve got a storybook of my own.” A real slap in the face for many hardcore christians, love it! :P)
Hail to the King – 8/10
(I´ve played this track thousands of times and it´s still amazing, not many tracks can pull that of for me, I keep coming back for more)
Doing Time – 8.5/10
(It´s a casual but upfront powersong and I love the low vocals which Matt pulls of very well, the solo is amazing as well, nicely done by Gates)
This Means War – 7.5/10
(I´ve not really given this track a fair chance yet, but as I feel now I can only give it 7.5 as a score, which is damn low for this album since it´s probably the best album I´ve heard in a long while)
Requiem – 7.5/10
(Just as with This Means War, I´ve been so busy with listening to the other tracks which are a tiny bit more amusing to my ears, however, the intro, verse and stick are top notch)
Crimson Day – 9/10
(I love Avenged Sevenfold´s slower balladlike songs, the melodies and vocals are always a pleasure to listen to, the lyrics in this song seriously touches my heart, very well done)
Heretic – 7/10
(Judging by you other guys here I might be the weird one when it comes to Requiem, This Means War and Heretic. Misunderstand me right… Heretic is an amazing track that I (as a songwriter) can´t pull off just yet but it is, for me, the weakest track on the record)
Coming Home 9.5/10
(The strongest chorus on the record for sure, the lyrics give me a feeling of hope and “trust”. The outro gives me the chills every time I listen to this song)
Planets – 9/10
(Matt really release his powers in this chorus, PLAAANEETS COOOOLIIIIIIDE! It gives me shivers and the orchestra really isn´t a bad move for this song, I love it when classical instruments meet with metal. F*cking genious)
Acid Rain – 10/10
(This is probably the best Matt has ever been when it comes to lyrics, this song is truly a masterpiece. In my top 5 songs of all time for sure. When I listen to this song I tend to close my eyes and just enjoy the crap out of every second of Hail to the Kings last song. The ending so beautifully matches with the intro of Shepherd of Fire. When you loop the album listen to the rain in Acid Rain´s ending and then the crackling fire in Shepherd of Fire´s intro. Amazing)
Album rating: 10/10
The best album that the music showbizz has seen in a very long time.
Adding up and dividing your total yields an 8.5 out of 10. Confused how you only rate one song as a 10/10 but give the entire album that score…. I really feel like this album is an 8.5/10, so I can agree with the conclusion your individual reviews total out to.
I rated the album and tracks individually. All the tracks are amazing just that the album starts of with an amazing intro and ends with 3 superb tracks and that needs to be complimented :)
St. James is great. Just like the old sevenfolds! and it’s so positive! God, I love that approach
Well, now that St. James is out, I think I can put my albums in order from favorite to least favorite…
Self titled > Nightmare > Diamonds In The Rough > City Of Evil > Waking The Fallen > Sounding The Seventh Trumpet > Hail To The King
Other than Planets and maybe Coming Home, there aren’t that many memorable songs on this album. Each of the other albums has at least three memorable songs to me, this one just doesn’t have that many. And no, I’m not hating on the band as I’m a big fan, I’m just giving my honest opinion.
Now why did I get a down vote? I’m not saying the album was bad, its just definitely not my favorite from them.
People are dumb. And while I dont agree with you… I won’t criticize you. I feel hail to the king is thier best work.
I felt a bit like that at first too but after listening to the album a few times, some songs have grown on me and I think, as a whole, the album is great.
Why do so many people care about downvotes so much? I’ve seen at least 3 people complain about getting them. Who freakin’ cares? Besides, I’d downvote you too for ranking the White album as their best work, and both Waking the Fallen and Hail to the King in the lower half of their work, and City of Evil below Diamonds in the Rough.
Well when you got some asshole downvoting every comment solely based on the fact that they don’t like Avenged Sevenfold period, then it merits people complaining about it.
So what? They aren’t in the conversation, and you are letting something so petty get in the way of enjoying a very solid album. With how badly this band is trolled by haters, the fact this thread is only drawing people who clock arrows instead of posting hateful nonsense is amazing.
So the fuck what. You are doing the same damned thing by commenting “why do you care so much? God that’s so petty.” Practice what you preach please.
Because the whining about it annoys me. No one’s opinion is above criticism and if you don’t like someone’s opinion, DEAL WITH IT. It’s complaining for absolutely no reason, whilst I am complaining because those silly “wah wah why did I get downvoted” take up space and add absolutely nothing to the conversations about this album.
And are your “why do you even care” posts adding to the conversations of the album? NO. So shut the fuck up already and stop bitching about what others have said. Your not helping, and neither is this pointless argument.
You are the one who made an argument about this. You are the one that gives a damn about stupid votes. Over the course of time, if people dropped complaining because of downvotes because it was called out as stupid, the benefit outweighs the cost.
Nope. Someone said “I love how they went with an older metal feel with this album.” And of course some asstard downvotes it. I say “Who downvoted this?” BOOM here comes lx_DrYCeLL_xl with his “Why do you care? This is so petty. I have seen three people complain of this. OMG why do people care OMG OMG OMG this is so petty”
Morons like you are the reason I hate fandoms so much. You didn’t make any new point here and resorted to name calling. Now you are just wasting my time, schmuck. Have fun not ever agreeing with people and getting in stupid fights that share your opinion on the real reason we’re all here. Later, punk.
Okay, clearly neither of our arguments were constructive in any way. Resorting to name calling surely wasn’t the way to set my point across, and it really never should in any context. Being that we are both fans of Avenged Sevenfold, I’m assuming, let’s just stop this feeble argument because there is no real purpose to it. Fans shouldn’t bicker about the most exiguous of things. Sorry.
u r de stoopid juan
Sorry for the vagina punch, kid, but you needed it.
Yoo r so stoopid
And you’re a schmuck? Here’s a downvote, get mad about it.
o no, my feelers are in deep pain
because this album is definitely better than sounding the seventh trumpet and diamonds in the rough. I personally think diamonds is the worst and sounding the seventh trumpet comes right after that.
St james is one of my favorites they have ever done. It is so beautiful, the lryics and the tempo make me wanna cry when i hear it. Amazing
I though M.Shadows was lead guitar on this song and Synester Gates was lead vocals. St. James that is, at least that’s what wikipedia said
That’s what should answer your question right there, It was on Wikipedia.
My A7x albums Favorite to Least Favorite.
1.Waking the Fallen
2.City Of Evil
3.Hail To The King
6. Sounding The Seventh Trumpet
7. Diamonds in the rough
good taste of music Sir
i like this list. this is a good list
I think nightmare would go above httk for me.
I would give the album a 9.5/10. I honestly feel like I’m the only one who doesn’t like Planets..
what don’t you like about it?
I don’t know.. it’s a good song but I feel like there isn’t anything memorable about it compared to the other songs.
fair enough, but i think the chorus is one of the best and most memorable of the album. the composition is complex and amazing too
i like the song instrumentally, but the lyrics and vocals are meh for me. Love the start of the solo though.
bought the album today and realised the lyrics are better than i had imagined. good stuff
Since everyone decided to make a list of their favorite albums, here’s mine
1- Waking The Fallen (yes, both are my favorite)
4- Hail To The King
5- City Of Evil
6- Sounding The Seventh Trumpet
7- Diamonds In The Rough (except Girl I Know and Walk the rest is meh)
I like every album, but some more than the others