Avenged Sevenfold [CD/DVD]

Avenged Sevenfold [CD/DVD]

by Avenged Sevenfold
     
 

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Coming off a Best New Artist Award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, the members of Avenged Sevenfold returned to the studio, ambitious to create an exciting follow-up to City of Evil, and their self-titled release often focuses hard on pushing the songs into non-metal territory. TheirSee more details below

Overview

Coming off a Best New Artist Award at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, the members of Avenged Sevenfold returned to the studio, ambitious to create an exciting follow-up to City of Evil, and their self-titled release often focuses hard on pushing the songs into non-metal territory. Their signature blistering Yngwie Malmsteen guitar arpeggios and lightning fast double-kick drums are still evident, while AS show their unbridled enthusiasm to be as inventive as possible as they run through a staggering amount of production enhancements: four songs have string arrangements; violinists, pianists, and vocalists make guest appearances here and there; "A Little Piece of Heaven" is a strange Mr. Bungle-type number with sax, clarinet, trombone, and trumpet; and "Unbound (The Wild Ride)" throws in the most un-metal addition of all -- a children's choir. Some of these enhancements help take the songs to the next level, while others give the sensation of inappropriately mashed-up styles. Vocalist M. Shadows, who required surgery on his vocal cords after Waking the Fallen, shows that his training with Ron Anderson (vocal coach for Layne Staley, Axl Rose, and Chris Cornell) has been for the greater good. Rather than screaming or doing the metal growl, he sings in a few gritty voices, showing an obvious Mike Patton influence, and actually sounds pitch-perfect. His skills and the entire band's technical ferocity are flawless as ever, and although they get lost in a cluttered vision, their willingness to experiment is admirable. [A CD/DVD edition was released in 2007 as well.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2007
UPC:
0093624991991

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Avenged Sevenfold

Disc 2

  1. Critical Acclaim
  2. Almost Easy
  3. Scream
  4. Afterlife
  5. Gunslinger
  6. Unbound (The Wild Ride)
  7. Brompton Cocktail
  8. Lost
  9. A Little Piece of Heaven
  10. Dear God

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Avenged Sevenfold   Primary Artist
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Beth Andersen   Choir, Chorus
Rev. Dave Boruff   Tenor Saxophone
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Monique Donnelly   Choir, Chorus
Brandon Fields   Alto Saxophone
Debbie Hall   Choir, Chorus
Scottie Haskell   Choir, Chorus
Rusty Higgins   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Luana Jackman   Choir, Chorus
Greg Leisz   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Bill Liston   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ,Piano
Joel Peskin   Baritone Saxophone
Arnold McCuller   Choir, Chorus
Susie Stevens Logan   Choir, Chorus
Cameron Stone   Cello
Bob Joyce   Choir, Chorus
Wayne Bergeron   Trumpet
Caroline Campbell   Violin
Synyster Gates   Guitar,Group Member
Zacky Vengeance   Guitar,Group Member
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Neel Hammond   Violin
Gabriel Mann   Choir, Chorus
Juliette Commagere   Vocals
M. Shadows   Vocals,Group Member
Annmarie Rizzo   Background Vocals
Rob Giles   Choir, Chorus
Zander Ayeroff   Background Vocals
Alex Iles   Trombone

Technical Credits

Bruce Fowler   String Arrangements
Steve Bartek   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Spencer Chrislu   Director
Larry Jacobson   Management
David Schiffman   Engineer
David Dieckmann   Authoring
Marc Mann   String Arrangements
Avenged Sevenfold   Composer
Rafael Alcantara   Art Direction,Camera Operator
Fred Archambault   Engineer
Casey Howard   Song Research
Walter Rice   Guitar Techician
Russell Davis   Visual Effects Designer
Adam Cook   Camera Operator

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