Houston Examiner Uproar Review, "Avenged Sevenfold Definitely Offered The Best Performance Of The Day." - Avenged Sevenfold

Houston Examiner Uproar Review, "Avenged Sevenfold Definitely Offered The Best Performance Of The Day."

Farrah Usmani of the Houston Examiner has reviewed specifically Avenged Sevenfold’s set at the Houston, TX stop on the Rockstar Uproar tour. Check the whole review out here!

Avenged Sevenfold have surely taken a step forward since last time I saw them live. In less than five years, these guys have gone from playing dingy underground hardcore venues to co-headlining this year’s Rock Start Energy Drink Uproar Festival, alongside modern metal legends Disturbed and Stone Sour.

Avenged Sevenfold began the set with a flawless rendition of “Nightmare,” the lead single from the band’s newest album. As the first chords roared through the amplifiers, a seemingly lifeless body dangled from a noose and descended from the beams above. After adequately jarring the crowd with the unexpected visual, Guitarist Synyster Gates emerged from the darkness, as flames illuminated the stage. The band’s set was built to look like the entrance of a cemetery. In today’s concert panorama, there are few bands who can pull off (let alone afford) a full-blown stage production. Not since Metallica’s Re-Load tour have I seen such a theatrical display of fire works, flames and flashing lights.

From open to close, the band’s energy never ceased. Avenged Sevenfold performed like a finely-oiled machine, despite the recent death of drummer, James “The Rev” Sullivan. (The Rev was a founding member of A7X, and acted as the band’s drummer for more than 11 years). Nonetheless, the band was incredibly in sync. Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy is currently touring with A7X until they can locate a suitable replacement. Despite being on tour with industry pros, Avenged Sevenfold definitely offered the best performance of the day.

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