Avenged Sevenfold’s Waking the Fallen goes GOLD!Uncategorized — By admin on July 22, 2009
With Waking the Fallen, their sophomore effort for Hopeless Records, Avenged Sevenfold shatter preconceptions of punk and metal. Waking the Fallen eschews punk’s loud-fast rules for extended songs that go well past the two minute punk song, the three minute rock song to the 6-7 minute opus. Punk rock with melody, metal’s white-knuckle intensity and powerful wails combined with unflinching lyrics and an adventurous and epic spirit make the band stand truly alone.
The five piece hails from Orange County, CA, influenced by everyone from Pantera, Metallica and Iron Maiden to Bad Religion, Misfits, Guns N Roses and NOFX. The band released their debut Hopeless Records full length, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet in 2001.