The Guardian: Avenged Sevenfold Have Blown The Creative Doors Off With "The Stage." - Avenged Sevenfold

The Guardian: Avenged Sevenfold Have Blown The Creative Doors Off With “The Stage.”

The Guardian gives “The Stage” 4/5 stars and states, Avenged Sevenfold “have blown the creative doors off” with it.

Unexpectedly hurled into the ether at the end of October, The Stage has already been widely hailed as one of Avenged Sevenfold’s most convincing statements to date. As the one metal band of their generation with genuine stadium-filling potential on both sides of the Atlantic, the Californians could have been forgiven for repeating the thunderous, simplistic anthems of 2013’s Hail to the King, but instead they have blown the creative doors off, cramming an insane amount of ideas into 74 minutes of prog-metal bombast.