Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage” Review
For some strange reason every once in a while in the world of heavy music a band will come along and cause unnecessary divide among fans,
those who enjoy such acts get labeled as “Posers” or “Not True Metal Fans”which is completely untrue. It doesn’t matter the genre of “Heavy” – Heavy is Heavy and that’s it! There is WAY too much divide in a genre of music that is meant to bring us all together as a community… One of the few bands that cause this rift are Avenged Sevenfold!
However there is one singular reason why Avenged Sevenfold fans remain loyal to the band, the simple fact that the bands music speaks to them, and what killer music it is…
Avenged Sevenfolds’s latest album “The Stage” was released on on October 28th with very little promotion apart from the bands appearances on Chris Jericho’s “Talk is Jericho” podcast prior to the albums release. Despite the surprise nature of the albums release “The Stage” debuted at number four on the Billboard 200!
Right from the opening notes of the albums title track “The Stage”, it is an a amazingly heavy album throughout it’s 73:35 run time, with the albums longest track “Exist” running at a whopping 15:41!
“The Stage” is the first album to feature Drummer “Brooks Wackerman” who replaced Arin IIejay in 2015.
Stand out tracks include “The Stage”, “Sunny Disposition”, Creating God”, “Roman Sky” and “Exist”…
As someone who is not a diehard fan of Avenged Sevenfold, I can say with a completely unbiased opinion that “The Stage” is an incredible album that any heavy fan should get their hands on. Once you start listening you can’t stop, you’ll want more and that dear readers is the sign of a well put together album!
Keep it Underground
Jase L Herbert
November 19th, 2016