Jam! Showbiz Review Avenged Sevenfold's Set In Toronto On The Uproar Tour. - Avenged Sevenfold

Jam! Showbiz Review Avenged Sevenfold's Set In Toronto On The Uproar Tour.

Jam! Showbiz have put up a review of Avenged Sevenfold’s set in Toronto, ON on the Rockstar Uproar tour.

TORONTO – Flames or fireballs are often nothing more than a rock concert gimmick, but fans (and even foes) of hard rock/metal outfit Avenged Sevenfold could give nothing but thanks Wednesday night at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival’s Toronto stop. With a ridiculous chill in the air and the temperature dipping, the warmth emitted from the fireballs beginning with Nightmare and throughout the set was most welcomed. The same could be said for the band’s formula which seems to meld the best of Queen and Metallica into some effective, eclectic result.

The group’s headlining set before a large, vocal and youthful crowd at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre had a little bit of everything. With a large skull and bat wings prop behind drummer Arin Ilejay, Avenged Sevenfold – who briefly brought a fan up on stage – ran through Chapter Four before the creeping, sludge-like groove of Welcome To The Family showcased the band’s musicianship. Thankfully the musicianship is much better than the stage names in guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance. Or vocalist M. Shadows for that matter.

Regardless, Avenged Sevenfold survived a difficult phase in the death of drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan* in 2009, something Shadows reflected on before the ballad Seize The Day. Other highlights included an early cut M.I.A. that veered from a ballad to a galloping metal tempo and God Hates Us.