The LA Times have posted a follow up story to the comments they received regarding their review of “Nightmare.” You can read the entire thing here. Also, make sure you read the wonderful article they did that was posted on the band today.
The piece appears the same week that a Times review of the album has inspired a barrage of angry comments from Avenged Sevenfold fans on this blog. Here is an excerpt, written by frequent contributor Jeff Weiss:
Whether you appreciate the veteran hard rock/metal hybrid depends on your tolerance for spiraling guitars, avalanche drums and satanic screams. Or your inclination to the aesthetic spelled out in the video for lead single “Nightmare,” with its bloody and cackling children, experimental surgeries and morbid obsessions. Consider it Edward Gorey as re-conceptualized by Hannibal Lecter and Korn.
The line that’s generating the most anger is the closing one: “With imagery haunted by death and lyrical allusions to alienation and angst, Avenged Sevenfold’s fifth full-length is almost impossible to appreciate unless you fit the prime demographic: tormented teenage boys.”
JUST TO POINT THIS OUT: You guys need to READ THE ARTICLE. It shed’s positive light onto Avenged Sevenfold fans by proving that the reviewers “tormented teenage boys” comment was FALSE.
Thanks Annette for sending this in!