The Oakland Press has published a review of Avenged Sevenfold’s Oct 13th show in Detroit, MI.
Supporting its chart-topping sixth studio album “Hail to the King,” A7X delivered a classic kind of heavy metal exposition, a literally explosive 100 minutes of mayhem marked by plenty of pyrotechnic spectacle and musical dazzle that played right to the appetite of the mosh pit-minded, crowd-surfing that filled the Joe Louis floor (the seated areas were more sparsely populated however).
Frontman M. Shadows, meanwhile, voiced plenty of appreciation for Detroit, noting that local radio stations were among the first to support the quintet with its first single, “Unholy Confessions” — which closed the show following “Chapter Four,” another track from 2003’s “Waking the Fallen” album.
Shadows also thanked fans for coming out on a Sunday night (he might have noted competition from the Detroit Tigers’ playoff game in Boston, too). But he and his bandmates certainly put on a show that will bring everyone back — and likely generate the kind of word of mouth that will grow the audience for A7X’s next visit.