Music Monday 3rd June 2019

Avenged Sevenfold is another band I have mentioned before, but heck - they deserve to be here again.

It’s also close to the anniversary of when I last saw them. Apparently, and somewhat surprisingly for a band that has been around for such a long time, their gig in Belfast in June 2018 was their first in Northern Ireland. Just goes to show our little green island doesn’t get much loving in terms of good music…

This track is totally nuts, and so is the video. There is nothing about this that I don’t love. The lyrics are great, full of visual images, there’s a trumpet in the song along with other instruments less often heard in metal, and it goes on for ages, like a little metal opera or musical. To quote M. Shadows, the band’s singer, at one of their shows in Dublin, “Trust The Rev to write something as fucked-up as this.” The Rev did an amazing job here if you ask me. What a shame that this talent was taken from this world way too early, at the age of 28.