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Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold: live in Sydneylive in Sydney (2008)
Warner Music Group

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Openers Behind Crimson Eyes got the night going by playing to a very eager and anticipating crowd. Blasting through their five-song set with ease, these Victorians managed to amp up a somewhat-near capacity crowd by playing songs from their 2006 effort A Revelation for Despair while giving the crowd.


Openers Behind Crimson Eyes got the night going by playing to a very eager and anticipating crowd. Blasting through their five-song set with ease, these Victorians managed to amp up a somewhat-near capacity crowd by playing songs from their 2006 effort A Revelation for Despair while giving the crowd a taste of what's to come from the new, to-be-titled album. While an abrupt set came to an end, Behind Crimson Eyes showed why they are one of Australia's hot topics and will continue to be so.

Next to take the stage were Orange County locals Atreyu. With the dual vocal attack of both Alex Varkatzas and drummer Brandon Saller, Atreyu ripped through their set playing tracks like "Right Side of the Bed," "Becoming the Bull" and "Blow," much to their fans' delight. After seeing them control every aspect of audience (even telling them to get down to their knees and then jump simultaneously), you could be forgiven to think that everybody at the Pavilion were here to see Atreyu and no one else.

If you ever needed to piss off a whole crowd of Sydneysiders who were already pissed, just do what Welsh metalcore quartet Bullet for My Valentine did: say that Brisbane is better at a gig than Sydney is. With more solos than you poke a stick at, Bullet tore through their songs mainly off their new album Scream Aim Fire while keeping diehards happy by playing some of their well-known songs, including "Tears Don't Fall." As the men from Wales walked off the stage, they left with very big shoes for Avenged Sevenfold to fill.

It would seem that a 20-minute interlude would be too much for fans to take, as screams of "A7X!" were being belted across the Pavilion for Avenged Sevenfold to come out. And come out they did. Walking across the stage wearing sunglasses, caps and even a bowtie for Zacky Vengeance, Avenged Sevenfold personified the idea of touring rock stars, even being complimented with their own mini-bar. Even with Synyster Gates' guitar problems, A7X put on a decent performance, even getting an audience member to sing "Walk." A7X must have caught on what Bullet were doing and egged the crowd on by comparing Sydney to Brisbane, but this only intensified the atmosphere, as the crowd absorbed all the energy that A7X were throwing back and more. With solos for every song, the highlight was "Seize the Day," which got the whole crowd singing along with their lighters in unison, finishing off their set with the encore of "A Little Piece of Heaven."

Not a bad way to spend your Wednesday night and $67...

 

 
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Jesus_H_Christ (July 1, 2008)

Hey Avenged!

1985 wants its everything back!

VictorIkpeba24 (June 30, 2008)

Bullet For My Valentine is the worst band on this bill. And that says a lot. Score is for having the balls to post a review of an Avenged Sevenfold/Atreyu/Bullet For My Valentine gig here.

Mezzy (June 30, 2008)

HAHAHAHAH!

You've got to be kidding me, i would have/AM giving this a half. These guys are so shit, they make a pig pen smell like a rose garden... i rest my case

tenwestchaser (June 29, 2008)

"but whats funnier is an entire board of what appears to be Less Than Jake fans telling someone else they have bad taste!"

So you're saying that LTJ is NOT better than any of these puke-tastic bands that were just reviewed? Really? I mean...have you heard "Losing Streak"? If you don't like ska I get that but even then they are nowhere near as lame and ridiculous as a band like Bullet For My Valentine.

Tangy (June 29, 2008)

breakout, I appreciate your reference

$67 shows! da punxxx!!

breakout (June 29, 2008)

i cant believe you kids are still on this eyeliner and "my girlfriends dead" shit

lookbackandlaugh (June 28, 2008)

I did not realize that one of the member's names was "Synyster Gates". That is horrifying (but not in the intended way).

Laurier (June 28, 2008)

All these bands suck.

punkgato (June 28, 2008)

This is pretty terrible, but whats funnier is an entire board of what appears to be Less Than Jake fans telling someone else they have bad taste!

And spending $67 on this show show should be illegal and punishable by death by mascara!

mattramone (June 28, 2008)

If these guys were still on Hopeless they'd still have fanboys on this site, but it wouldn't make them any less ridiculous or terrible.

Nebraska (June 28, 2008)

yeah... wow

SydBarrett420 (June 28, 2008)

Props to the reveiwer for enhjoying himself and reviewing something he had to know would get torn apart on this site.

sugarfull (June 27, 2008)

that IS a bad way to spend 67 dollars.

douglas_is_rad (June 27, 2008)

Socre is for everything! fuck yeah a7x to the death! if there was something higher, i would have totally given it!!

thatsyouth (June 27, 2008)

god awful band

Archangel (June 27, 2008)

Hilarious.

SloaneDaley (June 27, 2008)

this is satire...

wallofyouth (June 27, 2008)

score is for zacky vengeance

ncarlber (June 27, 2008)

Shouldn't this have been on absolutepunk.net?

Terrible bands, terrible tour, terrible taste in music

justlikedelilah (June 27, 2008)

Score is for the price you paid to see some pretty terrible bands.

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