Forbes: "Avenged Sevenfold Might Be Metal’s Most Eclectic Band"

Forbes have shared an in-depth review and recap of Avenged Sevenfold's sold out show at The Kia Forum stating that, "Avenged Sevenfold have quite possibly proven themselves to be the most eclectic metal band in today’s music scene"

"Avenged Sevenfold have quite possibly proven themselves to be the most eclectic metal band in today’s music scene. While this statement is somewhat of an oxymoron provided that metal music is often singularly derivative of rock, Avenged Sevenfold’s latest album Life Is But a Dream... is a full realization of just how deep the band’s musical taste and styles have stretched since their last musical endeavor. And that’s the particular beauty with Avenged Sevenfold as they stand in today’s scene. Their latest work brilliantly ties together their metal roots with a variety of progressive and popular music elements, which ultimately pushes the boundaries as far as what sonic concoctions are possible between both heavy and popular music genres. That’s not to say the band’s latest evolution has been solely limited to their sound, but rather, it has impacted every aspect and aesthetic they’ve come to establish themselves by over the last 20 years."

"To say the least, the production A7X has on display for this album cycle is some of the most awe-inspiring visuals of any rock show right now, and it’s easily the best of the band’s career. Nearly every song had it’s own intricately tailored immersive stage design and video elements to go along with it. Every video wall including the stage floor (which also acted as a massive video panel) was filled with choreographed lighting and visuals, so much so that you could feel a stronger sense of intent behind A7X’s setlist for this album cycle, much of which featured tracks from the band’s latest record."

"With that in mind I think it’s worth noting that whether or not people are a fan of Avenged Sevenfold in this new era, it’s essential to realize that art doesn’t have to be polite or fit any sort of agenda. If anything at all, art is simply to express one’s self with the hopes of whoever’s consuming it to feel something. In that respect, A7X have already accomplished far more than many of their rock and metal contemporaries with Life Is But A Dream..."