Boston Herald: "Rock Is Far From Dead As Long As Avenged Sevenfold Are Around." - Avenged Sevenfold

Boston Herald: "Rock Is Far From Dead As Long As Avenged Sevenfold Are Around."

Avenged Sevenfold’s Hail To The King Tour stopped by the TD Garden in Boston, MA and the Boston Herald has published a review of the show.

The triple bill’s headliner, Avenged Sevenfold, made the most of its newfound arena status. Playing in front of a massive, cathedral-like stage set that included a gargantuan skeleton (they love skulls and bones) and video screens that flashed images of fire and brimstone, the So Cal rockers showed why they are one of the most exciting young bands in rock.

EDM and hip-hop may be red hot right now, but rock is far from dead as long as A7X are around. They’ve heard the Guns ‘N Roses-lite comments and they just don’t care, as evidenced by their romp through a dozen songs that ranged from hard-charging metal (“Shepherd of Fire”) to ratchet-tight thrash (“Bat Country”) to theatrical ballad (“Fiction”) to arena rock (“Welcome to the Family,” “Hail to the King”).

And complex, orchestral hard rock opuses like “Requiem” and “Afterlife” are evidence that there are still fans – thousands, apparently – who want more than a simple three minute pop blast.

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