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Live in the Lbc & Diamonds in the Rough (W/Dvd)

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While headlining the Rockstar Taste Of Chaos tour earlier this year, Avenged Sevenfold (aka A7X) taped its full, incendiary April 10 homecoming gig at the Long Beach Arena. Now Avenged Sevenfold issues a DVD of that concert plus a CD featuring previously unreleased songs and covers (including Iron Maiden and Pantera) recorded during the sessions for last year’s #4 charting, near-gold self titled album. Vengeance is sweet with this metallic CD+DVD package.

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  • DVD is amazing! These guys put on a great show with awesome lighting and pyrotechnics. Just watch it, you’ll love it, trust me!
    CD is a lot better than expected as well. How some of these songs weren’t considered worthy enough for their other cd’s suprises me. All have that distict A7X sound with some great guitar solos as always. The only two I can skip through are the two remakes, “Walk” by Pantera and “Flash of the Blade” by Iron Maiden. “Walk” is a great song, just too overplayed by all bands. A7X does do a great job on it though. “Flash of the Blade” just sounds a little corny for them to be doing, lyrics talking about swords and dragons…………
    All in all, an absolutely great purchase. I would have paid twice this amount for the DVD alone. Buy it!

    Posted on January 14, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This DVD, which was taken from a headlining show during the 2008 Taste of Chaos tour, shows Avenged Sevenfold at their peak. They’ve truly hit their stride as musicians and performers with this DVD. All the songs sound great. M. Shadows voice held up remarkably well. The only downside is that you will want to hear more songs. Songs like “Chapter Four” and “I Won’t See You Tonight”, which sound amazing live, are not on this DVD. I would’ve liked to have seen “Beast & the Harlot” removed and have one of the other songs mentioned beforehand replace it.

    As far as the “Diamonds in the Rough” CD is concerned, don’t think that it’s an amateur attempt to boost DVD sales by throwing in a couple of songs that didn’t make any other “official” A7X release. Any of these songs could have easily been on their last self titled album. For me, the high points on the album were tracks 5 and 6: “Until the End” and “Tension.” It’s a good album overall and combined with the DVD makes it worth the buy for old and new fans alike.

    Posted on January 14, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • You gotta buy this. This DVD/CD is so awesome, the live show its incredible, nice angles, amazing audio, amazing effects, incredible set list, M.Shadows its one of the few artists I like that LIVE sounds better than in the STUDIO, his vocals on this dvd are so damn great, everything its good, a MUST HAVE FOR ANY AVENGED FAN!!!!

    Thanks guys for this awesome CD/DVD!!!

    Posted on January 13, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • This release simply shows what A7X is made of and how they throw it all to the fans in the concerts… in the cover of walk, M. shadows picks a fan from the crowd to sing the whole song… that was so cool, after wards they let him on stage for the rest of the show. The video quality is good and the sound kicks. This is A7X and how they give a good show. the bonus cd with b sides is really loud as well, cool covers and songs by them. Even the cover of Iron Maiden Flash of the blade A7X style, and let me tell you as a fan of IM, they really got it rocking there. If you are a fan and like city and self titled don’t hesitate, this’ll blow you away. For some back in the day fans they play second heartbeat and unholy confessions on the dvd. Really worth the buy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on January 13, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • When I first heard about this CD/DVD release from Avenged Sevenfold, I was pretty excited, but I wouldn’t have expected something this great in a hundred years. Not only does A7X show that they are still capable of writing excellent music (possibly my favorite since Waking the Fallen) on the CD portion of this release, but they also demonstrate their ability to put on one hell of a live show on the DVD.

    To put it simply, the B-sides kick. Hard. Waking the Fallen fans will salivate over many of the riffs. Fans of City of Evil and the self-titled album will love the vocals. Everyone will enjoy the solos, and no one will be able resist headbanging to the Rev’s drum onslaught. The two covers are great, though I’d give Flash of the Blade (Iron Maiden) a slight edge over Walk (Pantera). Shadows seemed to be trying too hard to imitate Phil Anselmo on the latter track, rather than sticking to his own style. Also, the alternate version of Almost Easy is essentially the same as the final album version, except it has an added vocal fill. The alternate version of Afterlife, on the other hand, has a couple of significantly different background riffs/violins going on almost throughout the song.

    The negative thing I can say for the B-sides is that Demons, the opener, is about 2 minutes too long, and Tension is nothing special, but aside from the flaws on those two tracks everything sounds awesome.

    The first thought that comes to my mind is “could this possibly be the best live DVD ever?” but I’ve seen so many good ones I’m not sure I can honestly say this is THE definitive concert Dvd, though it is up there. In any case, this one will have you running around the room moshing and swatting at invisible deathbats. It feels that real. When I saw A7X on the Taste of Chaos tour they were great, but this DVD captures everything I missed from my terrible seats and let me see all the action up close.

    The actual show was left largely unedited (always a good thing), so all the in-between stuff like the band interacting with the crowd and Johnny Christ drinking beer is in there. The picture and sound quality are both absolutely top notch, and all the right camera angles were used. The editing, in short, is perfect.

    The band themselves were excellent. Shadows sounded GREAT and even did a touch of screaming. The guitars were flawless, and Zachy, Syn, and the Rev really nailed their backing vocals, which has been a weakness in some of the other live videos I’ve seen of A7X. Also, they throw in a few “surprises” that really add to the fun of the show, but I don’t want to spoil anything for potential buyers.

    The last thing I really liked about the DVD was the extras. The intro videos to Scream and the encore are both there along with the concert intro videos for every stop along the tour. For those who didn’t catch A7X on the Taste of Chaos Tour, they played a different intro video for every city 15 minutes before coming on stage, each one involving a joke or ruse of some sort from the band while backstage, and they put all of them on the DVD for us to see.

    Frankly, if you want to see what kind of show Avenged Sevenfold is capable of putting on, then you need to buy this. Anyone who saw them on the Taste of Chaos Tour will find themselves reliving a hell of a show, and anyone who didn’t will probably be punching themselves for not getting tickets. I literally found myself hoping the DVD wouldn’t end, it was that good. If there is anything negative to be said about it at all, it would be that they didn’t play enough material off of Waking the Fallen, but it’s not even that big a deal to me. Don’t waste any time in picking it up. Get it while it’s cheap.

    Posted on January 13, 2010 - Permalink - Buy Now