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I always thought the band itself are not bad players but the vocalist to me is what ruins them. I hate this guys voice so much and I think to a certain degree it pussifies what they do. With that being said I heard one of their newer songs called hail to the king and I liked the riffs for it. His voice still makes me cringe but maybe it is a matter of taste. I see guys idolizing this band all the time and you are free to like whatever you want. I was just wondering how much better they would sound if you swapped the current vocalist with somebody who was more suited for metal. This guy sounds like he should be a pop rock front man to me.
#4
Nah itspretty much the music that does that for me
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#5
They're all fairly technically competent and I like his vocals, but it's more the music Avenged Sevenfold makes that spoils their music for me.
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I always thought the band itself are not bad players but the vocalist to me is what ruins them. I hate this guys voice so much and I think to a certain degree it pussifies what they do. With that being said I heard one of their newer songs called hail to the king and I liked the riffs for it. His voice still makes me cringe but maybe it is a matter of taste. I see guys idolizing this band all the time and you are free to like whatever you want. I was just wondering how much better they would sound if you swapped the current vocalist with somebody who was more suited for metal. This guy sounds like he should be a pop rock front man to me.


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#12
How old do you have to be to like this band in any capacity?

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#13
No, the voice's not bad at all.

The attitude and the lyrics and the music though...
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#14
I've never been a fan of them. They just aren't appealing to me. They're not bad musicians. However, they are pretty predictable.
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No, the voice's not bad at all.

The attitude and the lyrics and the music though...

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#17
I can't believe I'm saying this, but why not just listen to Metallica? They're the exact same thing but worse in every capacity
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#18
Just to say this should be in the metal forum not the pit


As for the OP I think their whole image and fanbase is why they get so much hate. It's also the way they present themselves in the media, calling themselves the "kings of metal" and all that bollocks. Their vocalist is a bit of tool as well frankly.

I personally haven't liked anything they've done since city of evil, their new stuff doesn't appeal to me at all, they seem to get worse over time.
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They're all fairly technically competent and I like his vocals, but it's more the music Avenged Sevenfold makes that spoils their music for me.



Technically competent? Hardly. They steal riffs from other bands all the time and are far too lazy to come up with anything original on their own. Their latest album had to have to have the artwork changed because it was almost an exact copy of Lich Kings "world gone dead" The fact that these posers even knew who Lich King is to rip them off is, in itself amazing.

Vocals are shit btw, I know local bands that have better vocalists than him.
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I have not heard that A7X.
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>Technically competent? Hardly. They steal riffs from other bands all the time and are far too lazy to come up with anything original on their own.
This is not technical competency, this is competency as songwriters/composers)
>Their latest album had to have to have the artwork changed because it was almost an exact copy of Lich Kings "world gone dead" The fact that these posers even knew who Lich King is to rip them off is, in itself amazing.
This is, though relevant to the overall product, not an integral part of the music, and is, again, not relevant to their actual technical skill as musicians

>Vocals are shit btw, I know local bands that have better vocalists than him.
Ah, a relevant criticism! His vocals are fairly technically sound, though very bland and quite one-dimensional. Whether you like how they sound is a personal matter. Though I also know local bands that have better vocalists than him, they're in different styles!

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Technically competent? Hardly. They steal riffs from other bands all the time and are far too lazy to come up with anything original on their own. Their latest album had to have to have the artwork changed because it was almost an exact copy of Lich Kings "world gone dead" The fact that these posers even knew who Lich King is to rip them off is, in itself amazing.

Vocals are shit btw, I know local bands that have better vocalists than him.

The cover wasn't a rip off of Lich King, it was a rip off of Overkill.

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The cover wasn't a rip off of Lich King, it was a rip off of Overkill.




No their overall death bat logo was stolen from overkill, the fact that they used it on this cover proves their laziness. They were forced to change the original artwork after letters and emails from thousands of Lich King fans. Google image search, "A7X rips off Lich King" and you will see exactly what im talking about.
#27
No, he's quite a good singer technically. People conflate their hatred of a vocal timbre and being a bad singer.
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#28
as if how a voice sounds isn't an important part of what a listener might hear from a singer ahaha
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No their overall death bat logo was stolen from overkill, the fact that they used it on this cover proves their laziness. They were forced to change the original artwork after letters and emails from thousands of Lich King fans. Google image search, "A7X rips off Lich King" and you will see exactly what im talking about.


#33
someone should tell lich king fans that every metal band has that same ****ing shit album cover
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No their overall death bat logo was stolen from overkill, the fact that they used it on this cover proves their laziness. They were forced to change the original artwork after letters and emails from thousands of Lich King fans. Google image search, "A7X rips off Lich King" and you will see exactly what im talking about.


So, what's your point? Oh, they "steal" riffs? GAWD, I've never heard of any musicians doing THAT!
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someone should tell lich king fans that every metal band has that same ****ing shit album cover
idk sometimes there's a dead hooker or a bong or something there
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#37
I don't like M Shadows voice either. He's too bland [and little...grainy?] and the guitar riffs and solos get old quickly.
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#38
i wanna beat up a guy wearing that over kill shirt
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#39
If my only judgement on a band was how the vocals sound, I wouldn't listen to Megadeth.


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