Metal Hammer Publishes Conflicting Reviews Of Avenged Sevenfold's Download Set. - Avenged Sevenfold

Metal Hammer Publishes Conflicting Reviews Of Avenged Sevenfold's Download Set.

Shortly after Avenged Sevenfold’s set at Download Festival 2014, Metal Hammer‘s Catherine Morris posted an online review praising the Huntington Beach group’s performance giving them a 9/10. Just a week later, Metal Hammer‘s Stephen Hill had his review published in a special online Download edition of the magazine, giving them a 7/10 claiming the “Huntington Beach heroes struggle to stake their claim” citing “appalling sound,” a “thinning crowd” and ending with the question of whether or not “this is the first of many headlining slots or a one-off shot that wasn’t taken.” Hours after Stephen’s review was released the publication posted a video asking Download festival-goers as well as Team Rock’s Pete Bailey and Metal Hammer’s Editor-in-Chief Alexander Milas if Avenged Sevenfold were a hit or a miss, both of which claimed they were a hit. Download’s Andy Copping was asked about the negative review to which he said, “I have been totally shocked by Metal Hammer’s review of A7X…confused!” Thrash Hits’ Hugh Platt has stated that Avenged Sevenfold were Metal Hammer’s best-selling issue last year. Regardless, plenty of media had nothing but great things to say about the band’s first headlining set at Download Festival 2014.