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Diamonds in the Rough Tracklist:
I’m a fan, Winnie the Pooh’s a fan, you’re a fan, my grandma’s a fan, Voltron’s a fan, papa Smurf’s a fan, bla bla bla... I’m sorry but I’ve not yet lost my way in the metal scene as the result of my girl influencing my musical listening choices. Also, I’ve aged and still listening to metal thirty plus years. People talk devotion like it’s a prize they found at the bottom of their crack jack box. A7F’s the next Grateful Dead... LOL. You wouldn’t know devotion if it had been a mole on your sac your whole life. I’m sorry I have nothing positive to say. Example: Slayer, came in strong (1981) and ended stronger (2019)
But this digital release is not. Repeated releases aside, this is a cool mix of several songs over the years of their amazing career spanning three drummers. Listening to The Rev vocals and overspeed drumming on "Crossroads" is a gem. It's nostalgic, raw, and unafraid. I mean, come on, who dares to take on Iron Maiden and Pantera if you don't have the chops to pull it off?
They use to be a metal band but couldn’t cut it. Even with a solid fan base they decided to sell out and go on the radio. Now there’re rich so who cares right? Real metal bands don’t care about being rich, they love to play. Avenged is just another boy band!
I see some people whining that this is a rereleased album. Waa waa waa. Don’t like it? Don’t pay for it. I’m always happy to have more from them, and as this is the only album I didn’t have yet I’m glad I have it now. The fact that it’s also from a time period of my favorite songs/albums is also a bonus. Great stuff, can’t wait for the next new material.
I have this album, but the one that came with the DVD, so the songs were censored. I had no idea how to get the explicit versions minus pirating/Youtube. So when this was released I was so happy. Listening to these songs takes me down memory road, back to a time when A7X had balls. These may be covers/unreleased/b-sides, but they have more balls than the current A7X has.
Umm, notice to all people, but all of this music was released many years ago. I have owned all of these songs except for the new one and the “remakes.” This is NOT new music. This came out in 2008. Studios do this now where they just put a bunch of random songs together, add a couple of new ones then resell it.
I previously bought Diamonds in the Rough on CD and loved it just as much as any other album from A7X. Always wanted it digitally, and now it’s here! Don’t listen to the haters, I recommend the following tunes Demons Girl I Know Flash of the Blade Dancing Dead Set Me Free Honestly the whole album is amazing, but those ones are classics in my eyes Check this one out!
This isn't a review on diamonds in the rough . I'm just so pumped that theyre releasing it on iTunes!! I own the CD/DVD and love it and I'm so glad that more people have the chance to experience it! This just makes me miss the REV even more. I can't help but think of the possibilities if he were still with us today....Love Avenged Sevenfold still though. Ready for Matts voice to heal and see them on tour again!
Haven’t toured in three years? Check. Haven’t been in the studio in five years? Check. Let’s push this album most didn’t hear about from over ten years ago with a single we didn’t feel was good enough to make it into Nightmare. A7X is running a serious risk of losing a BIG piece of their fan base. Love em. But am over the hiatus.
This album is ok. Their Iron Maiden cover is terrible though. Shadows should never attempt to sing a maiden song again after listening to that crap. Re releasing this album is dumb too. Released it on iTunes just because they recorded a few new tracks and people who listen to five finger death punch will buy it!!! Won’t waste my $ on this. Crossroads, demons and, girl I know are the only songs worth listening to on this record.
Diamonds in the Rough showed that Avenged B-sides even shine despite not making major albums. Set Me Free, the new single which was cut from Hail to the King, outshines many songs on the original HTTK release.
Remember how Warner Bros. tried to cough up one more album out of A7X before they left? An album to which the band themselves have said not to support? Well look who owns this record...Warner Bros. Don’t fall for this trap again. They are trying to squeeze every last penny out of nostalgic fans.
People are on here talking trash saying they need to go back to who they were... this album is literally from 2008🤦🏼♂️ they just never released it to streaming services. You’re obviously not a real fan and need to check your facts, go back to your boy bands and let the real fans enjoy this long awaited release.
One of my favorite *albums* of theirs, so underrated and glad they’re giving Diamonds standalone release/re-release, definitely needed it imo - along with Live in LBC! Wish they’d give them physical releases though.
My patience has rewarded me! I was legitimately going to buy the movie and cd album from amazon a couple of days ago for $30 not knowing that it was going to be announced digitally. I’m glad I didn’t go through with that purchase. Plus I see new songs on here that weren’t on the original!