Avenged Sevenfold is back and in total full form with this undeniable epic new single The Stage. The band also shared its fascinating accompanying video. In this clip, Avenged Sevenfold went with traditional style marionettes. People attend a puppet show about manipulation, repression, control through history, in a little theatre. Some political figures also appear at end.
The Stage Review
Obviously tuneful, The Stage starts out strong as the guitars tear through thunderous drums before striking lyrics arrive . The Stage has a somewhat different sound. A welcome change , new direction or evolution ? on many levels. Everything is right ! Astonishing blast of armageddon guitars through the song.
A slew of hooks, killer guitar riffs that are riskier than previously. It is grandiose. Thoughtful, vivid and evocative lyrics , with biting dynamics. A songwriting style, hard hitting and incendiary too. The vocals are more direct . It is delivered like a speech whilst being very melodic. The Stage is mixed with a ruthless perfection. Curious to listen to the rest of the album .
The Stage is available on all digital retailers via Capitol Records. Get it now.