Avenged Sevenfold - Burn It Down
-------------Avenged Sevenfold's album City of Evil comes with the infamous black-and-white "Parental Advisory" sticker slapped onto the right-hand corner of the cover art. If you're the type of person who middle-fingers these stickers, "Burn It Down" is for you. Aggressive drums by The Rev bring out the best for mosh pits, as well as killer rock-God vocals from M. Shadows, who went through vocal coach Ron Anderson for City. If I can get a little "ya know what I'm sayin'?" props from devout metalheads out there, Avenged Sevenfold reminds me of Iron Maiden, and if Maiden rocks, then Avenged Sevenfold rocks. Simple metal-math lesson for the day.
Our thoughts still go out to the family and friends of the band's late drummer, James Sullivan, who passed away this past December.