Avenged Sevenfold Malmo, Sweden Review, "A Dazzling Metal Show." - Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold Malmo, Sweden Review, "A Dazzling Metal Show."

AftonBladet.Se have put up their review of Avenged Sevenfold’s show in Malmo, Sweden. You can read the entire thing here. Deathbat News reader Markus was kind enough to not only send this in but translate the article as well. Check that out below:

A dazzling metal show

Vocalist M. Shadows lowers the tempo and voice.
Then he says the words that make it both impressive and painful to see Avenged Sevenfold shine tonight: “- It’s been a shitty year.” Of course it’s difficult to see Avenged Sevenfold’s first Swedish headline gig without having to constantly keep in mind that the band recently lost a family member. The fact is that borrowed Mike Portnoys drumming is impressive but it should’ve been Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, who sat behind the drums, and felt the Malmö fans endless love.

Powerful tribute
In front of more than 1300 fans M Shadows performs the beautiful power ballad “So Far Away”, and makes it into a sad and powerful tribute to the late drummer. But Avenged Sevenfold never let the grief take over. With its cross-fertilization of hardcore fury, Maiden harmonies, maniacal thrash drive and Dimebag-harmonics will show a massive metal fair, competent and brilliant in every detail. The fact that the band mixes Slayer-linen and riveted belts with dressy hardcore fashion and Synyster Gates “Clockwork Orange”-fling is of course only logical.

Each member is a show itself, freed from the tired rules and clichés. It is playful on stage without being silly. Entertaining, yet strikingly brutal. “It’s been a shitty year”, M. Shadows repeats. Ironically, or perhaps because of that, Avenged Sevenfold have become even more convincing.

Avenged Sevenfold
Concert in the Baltic Hall, Malmo.
Length: Approximately 70 minutes.
Attendance: 1323 persons
Best: “Afterlife”, “God Hates Us” and low-key “So Far Away”.
Worst: That “The Rev” couldn’t be there to hear it.

Thanks to Markus again!