Apart from reaching No. 1 spot in six countries around the globe, the latest Avenged Sevenfold
release "Hail to the King
" was also met with severe backlash by part of the public due to obvious similarities with the band's greatest influences.
Among the critics is now also Machine Head mainman Robb Flynn
, who decided have a few laughs on the metal five-piece in his latest journal post
"Congratulations to Avenged Sevenfold on their latest 'covers album' coming in at No. 1, who knew that re-recording Metallica, Guns N' Roses and Megadeth songs could be such a worldwide hit!? Ba-dap Psssssss!"
the frontman jokingly kicked off.
"I'm on fire!"
Robb continued. "In case you've been living under a rock, Avenged came in at No. 1 in multiple countries throughout the world. I'm happy for them. Good band. And while I like the new record, and really dug the last record 'Nightmare,' hopefully we're all coming down from our post-orgasmic No. 1 album bliss, because it's time to call a spade a spade! It's time to poke a little fun at A7X, cause there's some blatant jackery goin' on there wiggas!"
Flynn then went on to share his Top 10 "Hail to the King" jokes. Check them out below.
Avenged Sevenfold - "Now with even MORE Metallica"
Avenged Sevenfold to change name to "Sad But Two"
Number of "spurting penises" drawn on Avenged logos suddenly skyrockets
Eyeliner sales skyrocket as thousands of heartbroken goth girls realize "Hail to the King" is actually "that ugly AC/DC band's song 'Thunderstruck'"
After hearing "Heretic," Dave Mustaine flips out, blames Obama, Metallica and UFO's for the A7X stealing "Symphony of Destruction."
After seeing how much success the band Bush had stealing other band names for song titles, A7X decided to steal "In Flames" for latest chorus. Future chorus lyrics include "Tr-vi-um" and "Kill-switch En-gage"
Upon hearing latest album, Lars Ulrich goes all gangsta, breaks bottle of Dom Perignon on M. Shadows head, while his 11ft girlfriend put Shadows in headlock, as he screams in Shadows face, "You're gonna rip off 'St. Anger' next right, HUH? You're gonna rip off 'St. Anger' NEXT RIGHT? HUH, HUH, HUH!"
"Black Album" sales skyrocket as fans realize where new songs came from.
After hearing Avenged's Guns N' Roses cover "Doing Time," Axl actually calls Slash, says, "Dude, what the f--k?!"
And the No. 1 joke about the new Avenged Sevenfold album: Avenged Sevenfold release statement that they're NOT ripping off Metallica, announce side project with Lou Reed. BOOM!
Whether or not you're an A7X fan, you can't say the post didn't at least make you chuckle. And jokes aside, do you agree with Flynn on the rip-off part? Let us know in the comments.