Technorati Uproar Atlanta Review, "Avenged Sevenfold Made The Night For Me." - Avenged Sevenfold

Technorati Uproar Atlanta Review, "Avenged Sevenfold Made The Night For Me."

Technorati have posted their review (and some photos) of the Atlanta stop on the Rockstar Uproar tour including Avenged Sevenfolds set. Check the full thing out here.

There was plenty of time for more of both as we awaited the massive set change for Avenged Sevenfold’s incredibly theatrical, and just abso-fucking-lutely awesome, performance. I could watch this same performance every night for the rest of my life and never get tired of it. It was just that good.

As the curtain rose for Avenged Sevenfold, a hush came over the amphitheater; whatever we had been expecting, this was well and truly beyond. It just defies words.

They opened with a live hangman, then went straight into “Nightmare”, “Critical Acclaim”, “Welcome to the Family” and “Beast and the Harlot”. The relationship between the members of Avenged Sevenfold is what truly made their performance stand out.

There was something special happening on the stage that night, you could feel it echo throughout the amphitheater–this is one of those rare bands who actually enjoys playing together, they actually love to engage the audience as well. It really shows in the crowd’s response to them and it even comes through in these photos taken from the pit.

Avenged Sevenfold made the night for me. They really seemed to love what they were doing and it showed. They included everyone in the audience, from the photographers and press in the pit, to the little boy they invited to join them up on stage– everyone was part of the A7X family that night.

We were all given a chance to thank Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy for the awesome way he had helped to bridge the still-tender gap, and for helping one of our favorite bands to continue on. Something many of us were concerned about after The Rev’s death last christmas due to an untreated heart condition.

And the words spoken when the band went into “Buried Alive”, followed by “So Far Away” were a reminder that, in the loss of drummer Jimmy The Rev, we are all in this together. “This has been a tough year for us. We lost a brother and a best friend when we lost Jimmy.” “Afterlife” followed next, with a reminder that, “though Jimmy is gone, his music lives on.”.

Avenged Sevenfold closed out their stellar performance with breath-takingly heavy renditions of “God Hates Us”, “Unholy Confessions”, and finally, “Almost Easy”. I actually had a moment of hopeful insanity that someone just might ‘Nancy Kerrigan’ David Draiman so that A7X could come back on and begin again. I don’t know what I was thinking. I’ve probably doomed myself to spend eternity as a one-legged ice-skater for that mental, metal faux pas; some form of nu-metal, voodoo kismet.

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