Hail to the King [CD]

  • Artist: Avenged Sevenfold
  • SKU: 1575099
  • Release Date: 08/27/2013
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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (149 out of 156)

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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews

96%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Album, Different, But Excellent.

    Posted
    evilryry
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    Its not as good as previous albums, I LOVE every Cd they have put out. Always solid track to track. Feels a little classic rock driven, sometimes metallica-like in some songs, which is not a bad thing I suppose. overall the album is great but isnt as Unique feeling as the past. People will hate on it, as you can satisfy everyone, but if you like avenged sevenfold and also classic rock, you will dig this album. My favorite songs are Hail to the King and Requiem. PS, If anyone questions this since the review is written a week pre-release, Avenged Sevenfold streamed their CD free on iTunes until the release date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    settle for a slowdown

    Posted
    smileonempty
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    I hesitated to pick this album up for a long time, the few songs i had heard were not to my taste (shepherd of fire, hail to the king). The band decided to take a much slower pace than previous albums, which was initially a turnoff for me, but having gone through the album something like 15 times now i can say that you get used to it. Once you do you can start enjoying it. This certainly isn't Avenged's best album, but if you're a fan you will find something here to enjoy. the band's overarching heaven and hell themes are strongly present here. While i don't necessarily like the Metallica tone they've adopted, the music is still solid. Hopefully their next album will return back to their Nightmare and self titled albums sound, Arin definitely deserves a chance to show why he was chosen to fill the Rev's shoes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh

    Posted
    Colf
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    I read this was derivitive of Metallicas Black Album ...and it is - but I LIKE the Black album so I figured give this a shot. Problem is while I do find some songs similar in tone, structure and tempo I don't find anything on this album as good as Tallica... First spin and I feel these songs to be oversimplified, I didn't connect to the lyrics and I definitely did not like the vocal style. It isn't that its terrible its just not for me. I will give it another few spins and see w2hat I think. The above is my first impression

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New direction

    Posted
    spirit95gt
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    It appears that A7X has finally welcomed a drummer as an official member of the band, something they avoided with Mike Portnoy. I know the new guy is quite capable, since I've seen them in concert with him, but this album doesn't really show off his skills. The music is great, as usual, but, as many reviewers have noted, follows more of a groove rather than the thrash that the band has been known for. My favorite track is "Requiem," and at least there are not as many snoozers as the "Nightmare" album.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Was deeply disappointed in this album!

    Posted
    Metalhead269

    I was really looking forward to this release, being from SoCal I like to try to support talent from Cali. And it was a swing and a miss...Its evident that with the loss of the Rev, the band is missing his talent. Don't get me wrong, there are some decent riffs and solos but not enough to salvage the album. And what you're left with is M Shadows sounding somewhere between Axl Rose and Dio. I almost was tempted to try to get my $10 back from best buy, it was that "not good" of an album.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hail to the Heavy

    Posted
    Countprice
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    Avenged Sevenold is back and they are mixing in some old school heavy metal to their great sound. While at first I was hesitant to pick up their latest album due to my indifferent opinion for their first single, I am glad that I bought it. Most of the tracks offer long term playability including Shepherd of fire, This means war, and Requiem along with others. Thanks to the bands continued devotion to rock music, I will always remain a fan.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great CD if it wasn't A7X's

    Posted
    Jrockya
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    Either they sold out or they are just paying respect to classic metal. Either way, they're hurting without the Rev. There's absolutely no character with the drums nor any interesting riffs. Virtually the only thing that was still A7X-ish were the solos, but even still-I don't think I even heard 1 arpeggio throughout! Catchy songs, which is why they're #1, but again, I would have liked to see someone else release this album.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good metal cd

    Posted
    Nettacki
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    A7X has made heavier and faster albums than this, but this is still a very good album in its own right, even if a lot of it takes from Metallica's Black Album. It's also, surprisingly, the best sounding album made by this band, for it suffers from less excessive dynamic range compression than all the other albums, so that's a big plus in my book. Hopefully, future albums will sound this good or even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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