Music Photo Journal posted a small review of Avenged Sevenfold’s set from KROCKATHON 15 along with some great photos. Read the entire thing here.
The highly popular and beloved band Avenged Sevenfold was received an out-pouring of enthusiasm from their fans. One of the headliners for KROCKATHON 15, they came onstage with powerful vocals, fiery fretwork, elaborate drumming, lots of attitude, smoke machines, red and purple lights and dressed all in black. Behind them hung a black backdrop with three metal skull-heads on it. Due to an unthinkable tragedy regarding their long-time friend and drummer, The Rev, Dream Theater’s drummer, Mike Portnoy has been filling in and quite nicely, too. I enjoyed watching lead vocalist M. Shadows sing; when he screams his fierce vocals overwhelm him so he visibly shakes. It was absolutely amazing and I couldn’t help but be impressed. M. Shadows shouted to the audience, “I wanna hear you scream!” and they screamed so loud that it was difficult to hear the music. I noticed a lot interaction going on between each of the band members. Their great chemistry makes them that much stronger. Avenged Sevenfold sounded incredible and I was blown away by their technical skill and enduring persistence in the face of everything that they have had to deal with this past year. I believe their newest album, Nightmare, should wins lots of music awards!