Watch: Today's Kids React to A7X

"This kind of sounds like Metallica," a kid says about "Hail to the King."

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Watch: Today's Kids React to A7X

In a recent episode of "Kids React" series, The Fine Bros presented a group of today's 6- to 13-year-olds with the music of Avenged Sevenfold.

As you can see in the embedded player below, the kids sang praises of Syn Gates' guitar work, although not everyone was thrilled with M. Shadows' input.

Some of the notable comments include:

"This ['Hail to the King'] kind of sounds like Metallica."
"His lyrics make no sense."
"Why can't you do some fun things?"
"They kind of sound the same, more drumming and guitar than the words."
"I don't think I'm going to like any of the songs."

The goods await below.

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22 comments sorted by best / new / date

    These kids are more honest than most critics these days. All you get are kiss-ass reviews anymore..
    It gave me a good laugh, because honestly at a young age most kids only listen to pop or whats on KISS FM. But that one little guy, he's going to go places!
    2:29 I too remember when my prepubescent soul heard a guitar that made me feel things that deeply confused me.
    Okay, now I feel old - A7X feels like they were new yesterday.  Motley Crue, great, Nirvana, Okay, A7X - WTF?  I'm not ready to cut my hair, put on pie crust shoes, and go eat at a Shoney's buffet before Elks Club Bingo Night dammit! And I never will be!  
    Shit... I am almost 40 and I don't like A7X either!!!
    bet you think music died in 1989 too. "i'm so original and edgy" lol, sheeple like you are why metal is dead today
    Reaction videos do not belong on UG. Ever.
    Why not? I enjoyed this one, the part about Brooks gave me a nice chuckle I think you should just lighten up
    Reaction videos are kinda like the youtube equivalent of reality TV, I just don't like it. It's entertaining for some, but barely related to music let alone guitar.  I'd rather watch a video of people falling down set to A7X.
    Fair enough I guess. Personally, I don't mind an occasional article like this, it's funny and it shakes up the regular stream of articles so again why not
    I'll just go ahead and assume that these kids didn't listen to Waking the Fallen, City of Evil, or Self-Titled.
    Unholy confessions, beast and the harlot, afterlife, the stage, nightmare, hail to the king, and so far away were the tracks.
    They did a good selection I feel. Pretty much the singles from each album and a good variety of music.