Every Wednesday night, I’ll post a custom playlist that I’d like to hear a certain artist play live, as well as a brief bio of that artist. I'll also be providing a bit of commentary on select tracks in the list that I feel are crucial to the article and to better inform my readers.
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This week's artist is: Avenged Sevenfold
Shepherd of Fire
The heavy hitting opening track from 2013's Hail To The King. Keeping with tradition, A7X shows just how well they craft their albums around their live show, and not the other way around.
Still, to this day, the strongest track in the band's arsenal. The lead track from 2007's self-titled album, this song has shown time and time again that it is here to stay in A7X's set-list.
Welcome To The Family
This Means War
A song that is wrapped in controversy due to fellow musicians and fans alike calling the son too derivative of Metallica's "Sad But True", this song is currently being promoted as a single and a music video is currently in the works.
Hail To The King
Trashed And Scattered
A7X has been showing a sudden penchant for re-introducing some of their older material into their more recent sets, so it seemed only fitting to throw in this fan favorite from 2005's City of Evil.
Quite possibly the most popular song from the current album, and my personal favorite, it has recently disappeared from the band's touring setlist. Well, not if I have anything to say about it!
A song written for 2010's Nightmare, this simple dedication to their fallen comrade Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan has become a main staple of the band's touring set. It's a song that the band and fans alike all connect with on a deeply emotional and spiritual level.
Beast And The Harlot
A Little Piece of Heaven