AltSounds.com has reviewed Avenged Sevenfold’s “Buried Alive.” You can read the entire thing here.
The 2005 A7X that fans have been waiting to hear again arrive – fashionably late – around the four minute mark. A filthy, crunchy distortion kicks the listener’s heart into gear and the song now revolves around two poisonous vocal lines. It’s heavy, it’s beautifully rhythmic, and it’s angry. With a final few convoluted guitar fills becoming the tip on the metal iceberg, you can feel that the five-some are luring you closer to an excitingly climatic conclusion. It’s such raw, powerful material. The chugging riffs are infectious and the vocals are so much more fitting, so much more A7X. With every member attacking their instruments with such animosity (especially Portnoy, who is wonderfully exceeding expectations) it’s hard not to smirk as you realise A7X know exactly how to keep you waiting. Four minutes of foreplay for two minutes of twisted aggression. With one last roar from Sanders of “Die buried alive!” and one last thudding note from the rest of the band, the listener is plunged into silence and the song is over.
Thanks Colton for sending this in!