How can it be??

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  1. Dineley

    Dineley SS.org Regular

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    That the album City of Evil is sooooo damn good....

    But Avenged Sevenfold overall are hot piss soaked garbage???
     
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    Man I listened the shit outta that album while playing World of Warcraft.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Mike The Traveler Contributor

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    The world may never know.
     
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    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    For some reason, I am equating this thread with the fact that I am a child of the 80's and therefore LOVE Bon Jovi and Poison.....yet the musical style that comes out of me is black and death metal.
     
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    That was before they turned into hot piss-soaked garbage.

    Love the first 3 albums :agreed:
     
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    couverdure No Gear Day

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    I thought that album made fans get mad because it was a departure from the metalcore-heavy/less radio-friendly style of their first two albums and that Shadows did much less screaming in it compared to those two.

    I also quite like Syn's guitar tone in this, it shows that the Duncan Invaders can actually sound clear and not muddy and bassy as most people make out to be.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    Bear is driving car???????
     
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    haha same, this album was like soundtrack to vanilla WoW for me, this and Coheed Burning Star IV
     
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    I will forever associate Westfall with Hail to the Thief

    Edit: And later stages of WoW with City of Evil
     
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    haha awesome, this is making me crave some old school barrens chat :( also I now realize it's been almost 10 years since I stopped playing WoW. How time flies
     
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    I just realized City of Evil came out in 2005 wtf
     
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    JohnIce Singlecoils = tr00

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    I was really into CoE but when the self-titled came out I seemed to prefer that one in almost every way. I liked the more varied soundscapes, better mix and tones, a little bit more consistent songwriting as well. Some songs on CoE had so many parts (Burn it Down :lol:) that I sometimes struggled to remember which song I was listening to, since every song had like 17 bridges.

    But yeah, great album. Very much an "I listened the crap out of it for a while and then never again" album for me though. The Danny Elfmanhead in me loved the ending songs though, absolutely loved them.
     
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    That album was a shred/thrash masterpiece. It’s amazing, and “true cvlt metalheads” just dislike the band’s image.

    It was a guitarists album chock full of “how many complex parts can we put in a song” hype.

    However the main guitarist and songwriter “admitted” afterwards that those songs were a bitch to play live, and it seemed they got tired of that style pretty quickly.

    They can fucking write/play when they want to though.
     
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    Saw them at Warped tour and on the city of evil tour they were amazing live. Shadows even sounds less whiny too
     
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    KnightBrolaire ERG hoarder/pickup tester

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    Never been a a7x fan but i do enjoy some of the riffage from city of evil and their earlier albums.
     
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    I haven't listened to this album in ages, the guitar playing and drumming is great but Shadows voice can get very fatiguing. The self titled album after was a bit improvement.
     
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    The great thing about COE was that they were becoming both more catchy and more sophisticated at the same time.

    Post-COE, the former can be said but not the latter.
     
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