Dallas Observer Uproar Review, "The Cali Band [A7X] Was The One Many Had Come To Hear" - Avenged Sevenfold

Dallas Observer Uproar Review, "The Cali Band [A7X] Was The One Many Had Come To Hear"

The Dallas Observer has posted their review of the Rockstar Uproar show that passed through the city. Check the full thing out here.

At about 8:30, Avenged Sevenfold hit the stage and, judging by the roar of the malodorous audience, the California band was the one many had come to hear. M. Shadows and crew did not disappoint, playing many of the cuts from the recently released effort Nightmare, Avenged Sevenfold put on a show that recalled old school metal acts such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.

It was a great display, but, after Avenged Sevenfold’s nuanced and energetic set, Disturbed’s headlining performance was rather anticlimactic.

Personal Bias: I hear a lot of criticism pointed towards the nu-metal of Avenged Sevenfold and I don’t understand where all the hate is coming from. Sure, the band has catchy choruses and doesn’t dwell into metal’s psuedo-santanic mish-mash, but the band’s songs are riff-heavy expressions of honest angst. Imagine that–a metal band that doesn’t need a pretense

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