Heavy metal band, Avenged Sevenfold put on quite a show last night at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. The elaborate stage show was reminiscent of big rock shows back in the mid-1980’s which all have but seemed to disappear, until now. Maybe other bands will take notice and follow suit, rock fans can only hope so. They are currently touring in support of their latest album, Hail to the King, on Warner Bros. Records.
Their stage set appeared to be a huge haunted castle, filled with skeletons with the king sitting on his throne directly behind the drummer. The lights show was intense, never appearing to slow down. There were more pyrotechnics here than the 4th of July in New York City, or so it seemed. All of this much to the fan’s delight.
Performing much of their new material from what is their best album to date, the band was in top form moving about the stage aiming to please each and every member of the crowd. Lead singer, M. Shadows’ voice was as strong and clear as it has ever been, despite suffering the flu, he never let his illness stop him from giving 100 percent of himself to the fans. The fans also gave 100 percent of themselves in appreciation. At the conclusion of the show, it would be safe to say that the band, as well as the fans, were completely worn out. They had gotten their money’s worth.
Upon leaving the venue, fans could be overheard with comments such as, “That’s the best show I’ve ever seen!”, or “That was incredible!”.