Rock Music Star Uproar Review, "The Band That Stole The Show And Won Over The Audience Was A7X." - Avenged Sevenfold

Rock Music Star Uproar Review, "The Band That Stole The Show And Won Over The Audience Was A7X."

Rock Music Star has posted their review of the Buffalo, NY stop of the Rockstar Uproar tour. You can read the entire thing here.

This festival had an interesting and good mix of bands, and all of them were well received. However, the band that stole the show and won over the audience was Avenged Sevenfold. This band has taken it up a couple notches and this tour will definitely catapult this band to major arena headlining status. Avenged Sevenfold had an incredible stage show, featuring tons of pyro with a cool backdrop based on their recent “Nightmare” Cd. (Spoiler alert!!) The band began their show with a crew member walking on the lightning rig hanging top of the stage. He then put a noose around his neck and jumped and remained hanging there while the band performed their first song of the night “Nightmare.” Vocalist M. Shadows had the crowd in the palm of his hand the entire night. He really knows how to work the stage. Guitarist Synyster Gates played impressive leads flawlessly throughout the show. He really has a lot of energy and maybe one of the best guitarists out right now.

One of the many highlights included the track “So Far Away” which was written by Gates for the band’s former drummer The Rev, who died last December. A huge stage back drop, which had a picture of The Rev’s tattooed back huddling with his band mates suddenly appeared. Shadows then asked the crowd to hold up their cell phones so that the Rev could see us from the heavens above. Mention must go out to drummer Mike Portnoy of Dream Theather who has replaced The Rev on this tour. Portnoy was one of The Rev’s biggest influences. Portnoy really seemed to be enjoying himself and was all smiles through most of the bands 10 song set.