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Rolling Stone Praise Avenged Sevenfold’s Set At Orion Music + More Festival.
June 25, 2012, 5:46 pm
Filed under: Arin Ilejay, Avenged Sevenfold, Live, News, Publications, Reviews

Rolling Stone have published a small review of Avenged Sevenfold’s set on Sunday at  Orion Music + More Festival where they show nothing but admiration for the band.

Avenged Sevenfold stand out among supporting acts.

Avenged Sevenfold took the opposite stage an hour earlier and was seemingly granted what no other band was – permission to go all-out with staging, pyrotechnics and fireworks. Opening with “Nightmare,” the title track of the band’s 2010 album, Avenged Sevenfold featured more pyro in its first two songs than Metallica used on both nights combined. It was less than 10 years ago that the band was playing to 20 people a night and dressing like the Misfits, but on Sunday they drew a crowd that was second only to Metallica’s for the entire festival. They now divide their visual aesthetic among a Tim Burton hallucination, Marlon Brando in The Wild One and what Hollywood thought computer hackers looked like in the Nineties.

Their story parallels Metallica’s in a number of ways: coming from humble beginnings in southern California, rising through the underground, cultivating a sound that radio wouldn’t have considered playing until it became impossible to avoid, an original member dying at a young age and persevering to take their respective fifth albums to Number One. If Avenged Sevenfold felt they still needed a “congratulations, you’ve made it” party, it was held on Sunday.

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And this came from the Rolling Stone? A 3 star review from them is borderline legendary. Awesome!

Comment by Anonymous

One of the best articles I’ve read about Avenged. I was impressed with the way it was written.

Comment by Elizabeth J

Coming from Rolling Stone, this is SHOCKING! It’s about time they gave Avenged a chance and finally realized just how great they are.

Comment by francyA7X

I need RS to do a cover story on Avenged when the new album comes out.

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Comment by Anne Stenslien

Rolling Stone stanning. I feel like a proud mama.

Comment by Loghen

Metallica is an exception, but Avenged Sevenfold is NOBODY’S “opening act”

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