Okay, so it isn’t actually that bad, but how cliche is the whole “metal band in the loony bin” scenario in videos? Might as well put them in a warehouse for the performance shots. The shot at the end was a bit chilling for what it is, though. I didn’t really expect that.

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Even though I used to like them, I admit to shitting on these guys too much. They’re obviously talented musicians for the most part, and they’re making better music than other mainstream bands of their caliber. Like Vince Neilstein of Metalsucks said, they are the masters of their craft. It’s too bad their craft does nothing for me.

Avenged Sevenfold‘s album Nightmare, featuring Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy on drums, is out July 27th on Warner Bros. Records.

– JR

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