Best Avenged Sevenfold Songs
For me this is the song that most does justice to the term "one of the best songs in history" (by Avenged Sevenfold) since I have heard some very good ones too, but none so close to what Afterlife did with his drums, guitar solo and the emotion that he puts in the chords and the simple story that counts ... Nightmare in my opinion is not even the # 2 song of the band, for me the one that should really take that position is Save Me but Afterlife is still the best of the best on this list.
Oh My kids, time passes so fast! Remember heard this song in a Walmart like in those of 2009 years, now look at me. I'm an adult now and still listening to this masterpiece.
In the Afterlife nothing will matter anymore, this why we have this song as a great example of how to enjoy a life. ¡Thank you Ax7! And rest in peace great friendly drummer better known as the Rev thank you! For Everything
Literally the best by Avenged Sevenfold one of the most talented Rock musicians for creating a Masterpiece like Afterlife...
Ranking those highly Top 5 songs:
Beast And The Harlot 9/10 Very great fast paced style with lyrics speaking about acient times
Bat Country 7/10 Whether is most of the fans favorite I don't really enjoy it being called as one of the VERY bests, but is a good song
A Little Piece of Heaven 8/10 Rare to be honest, but I like it.
Nightmare 10/10 Ultra song from 2010 never heard something better by Avenged Sevenfold
Afterlife 9/10 Nice song but NOT the best
The most badass song I've ever heard on my life! The highpoint drumming gets outstanding with every minute the song passes on, never expected Nightmare song to be so great!
This is the best metal song of the decade. I love it to pieces. This is the first A7X song I ever heard. I will admit that afterlife and a little piece of heaven are incredible, but this is the best song ever. Here's my list. 1. Nightmare 2. A little Piece of Heaven 3. Bat Country 4. Afterlife 5. So Far Away 6. Beast and the Harlot 7. Unholy Confessions 8. Second Heartbeat 9. Critical Acclaim 10. Almost Easy. I am now a huge fan of A7X. My favorite bands are Slipknot A7X System of a Down and Korn. Metal foREVer
Every year, our school has a different theme song. It all depends on this year-level-against-year-level activity, and best performance gets to have their theme song played throughout the year. Three years ago it was Thunderstruck. The other year it was Seven Nation Army. Last year it was Come Together.
This year, it's Nightmare. As last year's new student, I will never leave this school--the whole playlist is there.
This song is quite mesmerizing, the fact that the rev gets present in the vowels, gaves me powerful goosebumps that I cannot explain, also it's a unique mancore of illusion, remember that other song named The Art of the Subconscious Illusion? For me this song would've had suited better a song title like that.
This song is very addictive and I feel great just listening to it at 3 in the morning using my dose of you know what, and I really agree that it is the best the band has done in all these years, A little piece of Heaven is epic !
How is this not 1? It's their only track in the self-titled album that can make magic to my ears, Afterlife sometimes gets aguarbly boring, A Little Piece Of Heaven never gets old!
Afterlife is overrated, A Little Piece Of Heaven is so better, major usement of unique chords, great combination of circus atmosphere and talking about heaven or a little piece of it.
I feel that Nightmare and Bat Country are my favorite songs, but the truth is I prefer this one a thousand times, since it is more complex and has a sense of humor very influenced by a drug trip, plus it is relaxing to listen to that mesmerized tone around minute 1 : 32 and I've never heard anything like this in another song.
Come on guys! Bat Country has to be their GREATEST track, the solo plays insane! The lyrics are strong enough! The video some sort of weird video but nice! The chords are unforgettable! The drums still sicking in' ! This is better even than Afterlife
This song is so special to me, almost was'd I even listening the song in my head when a girl broke up my heart. I'm far more in love with this song than any plastic-fake and heartless girl in this world! Bat Country Rocks!
I wish I could live on a bat country, I'd be Batman then xD ... Anyway good song by the way its lyrics are offensive to las vegas but either way it's a good song.
Love those soft lyrics: "This Shinning City Built of Gold" Anyways this one (Beast And the Harlot) & I Won't See You Tonight Part 1 must've my favorite songs of this great hard-rock jam delivers.
Bat Country it's honestly the most overrated song here...! Beast And The Harlot has to be Number 1 and even better than Afterlife
Absolutely Amazing and most fun and entertaining song to listen to whilst depressed...This probably in my opinion is the best song they've ever produced alongside my next favourite The Stage...Rev drumming was relentless and exceptional as always...Loved M.Shadows vocals here sounded a bit funny but adorable unlike Bat Country's vocals which sounded annoying though was undeniably a good song but not enough to be the best song off City Of Evil...in my opinion obviously...
In my opinion I really don't consider "Afterlife'' to be their best song when there are so many contenders for it some of which are equally good or even better than the track. Yes Afterlife has got a very clean and beautifully delivered vocals plus the sensational work from the instrumentalists but if you have listened to "The Beast and the Harlot", the work, energy and effort that was put here was totally at a heightened level.
Unlike Seize the Day this song may not be sadder or tragic at all, but the way it handles to create one of the best solos, it's so out of this. Honestly I used to prefer other songs like Sidewinder, Bat Country and Afterlife instead of So Far Away but it's a big chart hit.
This song make me cry almost every time I listen to it. I believe it was the first full song that Syn wrote for A7X on his own, he poured his heart into this song. It means so much to me as it is written in memory of Jimmy (the best drummer of all time). Avenged Sevenfold write songs packed full of emotion and meaning. This song came straight from the heart. I love you Avenged.
What Metallica did with "Nothing Else Matters" in the 90s, A7X did with "So Far Away" in the 2010s. They knew how to make an amazing song that toned down the headbanging moments and focus more on softer tones. Also the song itself is a great way to pay tribute to Jimmy the Rev. Especially in its music video. Apart from that, this has to be the second best song from Nightmare.
I can't describe how beautiful this song is. I didn't realize it when I heard it for the first time. This song can make you cry, the solo can make you feel the sorrow reflected in the song. A7X is amazing. RIP Rev.
This is one of those songs from which you never want to detach yourself, the Heavy Metal type screams, the melodic tones that go through the middle of the song, the masterful arrangements, the lyrics so democratic or political, the use of The voice of The Rev and among many other factors, make this song the best of the band and one of the best in history.
So Far Away is 7/10 song, not really good at all, it sounds a bit lazy and slower for some reason.
Beast and the Harlot is 9/10 Very cool song but not at the level of Critical Acclaim
Nightmare, Afterlife and the others are so good masterpieces but Critical Acclaim stills the king.
There's better songs by them but how is beast and the harlot and almost easy above critical acclaim? This song features Avenged Sevenfold sliding into progressive territory (which they do a lot but it's remarkably present in this song) and I love progressive rock/metal. It starts with the organ intro which evolves into the whole band, then it shifts into the really heavy 3/4 riff and when the time signature goes back to 4/4, Avenged Sevenfold's signature verses and choruses kick in. Perfect balance of both worlds.
This song is so epic! I love how within the first minute there are three different tempos. It starts off with the organ then you hear the typical dual guitar intro then it just goes into a whole new level of extreme and you hear M.Shadows start screaming. The Rev was epic (especially when he shouts "A Clone! ". This is one of the best songs to remember him by. The only thing that will make the song better is if it had an official music video. That would've been epic
This song has a perfect build structure: there are super b factors about this song that make it right in its own. Probably it wouldn't sound for others a true Avenged Sevenfold hit at all, but the way that Rev stroke so hardcore those drums it's just magnific, the Zacky Vengeance riffs are insane! the solo by Synyster it's pure gold. And the lyrics are spectacular and this is a song that is so unique
From when the you press play to the time the song ends, you go on a ride that will shake even the most basic metal core listener to their core. Very good backup singers. M. Shadows cadence is also displayed in prominence and is his best on the album. Top 3 guitar solo in their catalogue as well.
The perfect song for any fan of rock music. Overall, it is a very hard-driving rock song. But during the chorus, M. Shadows sings with a rock ballad-like intensity that really makes it something different. Not their best song, but right up there.
I love this song. The lines were sang in a shouting kind of manner, but the chorus was like a breather because it had more melody into it. And also, the chorus was so catchy, after I play this song the chorus just keeps repeating on my mind like LSS.
The way Save Me progresses by the second is just great but at the same time dark, as not many Avenged Sevenfold songs tend to have extremely powerful yet really melancholic rhythms, and also the fact that the The song is dedicated to a possible journey of The Red to darkness and then to light, it is somewhat gloomy but it is still credible and it keeps the song really stable ...
Unlike Afterlife, Save Me gets more emotinal speaking about The Rev travesy to heaven or wherever he is. Save it's a Masterpiece with the drums also
How in the Hell this song got ranked only to number 9? This is not correct! This song it's definitely even depeer than the most overvoted songs here, I mean Afterlife and A Little Piece Of Heaven
Ummg, I don't know it would've much better puted in closer contest tops to number 1 possition. Save Me it's a beautiful Masterpiece song!
This song expresses everything about how a depressed person feels after losing it all in his life. Honestly, I've never heard of a song like this except for his contrapart which actually is and most sounding like: November Rain that famous melancholic song that always gets stuck on your head. And also Seize The Day it's a very melodic song which never gets old... Truly respect+ for Avenged Sevenfold.
This song at least should've it been putted in the top #5 chart, there's no way bat country it's the best song even from the city of evil tracklist.
Seize The Day for ever until now and always! Great message delivered on this raw but beautiful melody. Gotta'thank Mister Shadows the synyster one and the rest of members of the band.
This type of Bon Jovi sterotype, mixed Guns N' Roses songs are so beautiful to even just try to explain their beauty with words.
Always when I am full of stress from work or from any other negative thing in my life, I usually play this song a lot, and it almost never bores me because the intersition of his guitars to strong bass, is usually something very epic to listen to and I also enjoy a lot of Matt's vocals either screaming like a deranged madman or even the normal style ones, the truth is there is no other song by this band in which I can find consolation, this is the true definition of a great mix between Progressive Heavy Metal and Metalcore together.
This song needs to enter the Top 10, I still don't understand why it is so underrated by many of the fans, ... is it due to the fact that the band doesn't usually play it live anymore? Heck, I hoped that even the supposed best fans of the band would continue to remember this song as a representative anthem of the band. But the reality is sad ...
Never told this is my favorite Avenged SeveNfold song, but it's because it's only by me, and I can't really share a gem to music that it's mine! Only MINE
This song deserves the top ten rankings before a boring song like "Seize The Day" or "Almost Easy" because"Second Heartbeat" actually ROCKS really good with the best intentions to hypnotize me.
Meanwhile, the mice endure the wheel. Realm as ever! And I'm chained like a slave, trapped in the dark, death calls my name. And it seems it been buried alive.
This song deserves a place in the top 3 or at least in the top 5. Although this song doesn't have the beats by the Rev but it would've been the best a7x song with the rev's beats. But still, this song manages to be a perfect song! It starts with melodic guitar plucking, builds up with a good riff, powerful vocals by m shadows, the variation of the scale, the beats and the speed is innovative! Well, it is at least my all time favourite song! It inspires me a lot during bad times
The bands magnum opus in my opinion. It is their, "Stairway to Heaven" "Master of Puppets" you name it. From the very dark and hopeless lyrics in the first half, to the almost abrupt change that comes in the latter half to a much heavier and more head banging adrenaline experience that the band is used to. The song hits every note that needed to get hit. Every lyric that needed to get sung.
This song has what I call "the ideal song format". That's any song which starts out nice and slow and makes you feel emotional, then as it goes on, makes you want to bang your head and shout the lyrics. Any song with this format is practically guaranteed to become one of my favorite songs ever, and that's why this is my favorite A7X song.
Love this intro, the chorus is super catchy, the solo is mind blowing and I've gotta say, Arin didn't do a bad job as The Revs replacement. This song is getting my hopes up and destroyed my fears that they were gonna screw up this album as many other bands are doing with their newest cds (Linkin Park). Can't wait for them to release the cd!
If this is what Avenged Sevenfold comes back with after the Rev's tragedy, and they're bringing us this kind of quality songs back to us, we're in for one hell on an amazing album on the 26th. I bet all fans are looking forward to it based on this amazing single.
This one needs to be higher. This song is amazing. Afterlife is the only one that should be higher. The opening riff in this song is kick ass and the song has some great sections too. Totally awesome song and it is sad that this is not even top ten when it should be top 3
This song is the best and is just like master of puppets from Metallica. This song made me like a7x much more. Amazing guitar and voice. This band has reached to the level of heavy metal bands like Metallica and Iron Maiden.
I still remember the first time I heard about Avenged Sevenfold, seriously, it was mentioned back then as one of the greatest Progressive Heavy Metal bands. So I decided to go home and listen to any song that came out on YouTube, among them Unholy Confessions caught my attention because of its title so "old-fashioned religious" when I heard it, I was stunned but at the same time surprised. I can't believe the lyrics were so breakable, the guitars so extreme, and the vocal handling just insane! To this day this is still my favorite!
This song fits very well, with their first style as a Metalcore band. They're genius of course, but since they started creating bad songs like Brompton Cocktail, Unbound, Strenght Of The World I usually get more the preference of chosing Unholy Confessions far beyond the whole songs of the band.
How this song is not getting the phraise it deserves? You must be crazy thinking Dear God it's an absolute good song when Unholy Confessions it's a lot better or even Afterlife that sounds like a tiny poppy song. Unholy Confessions it's for real men!
I can't help but wonder what the heck is A Little Piece of Heaven doing there? It was kind of a circus for necrophiles.
This here, in my opinion, has the best lyrics Avenged Sevenfold has ever written.
The rest of Waking the Fallen should be here. The other albums had really annoying stuff, such as the aforementioned track and especially Afterlife. They're cheesy...
Waking the Fallen has A7X's best songs. A contender here should have been "The Wicked End", but people are just too mainstream...
To be honest; I prefer Chapter Four to Unholy Confessions, Hail to the King, Buried Alive, Second Heartbeat, Seize The Day, Save Me, Almost Easy, Critical Acclaim, So Far Away. Beast And The Harlot, Bat Country, A Little Piece Of Heaven, Nightmare and Afterlife I feel that they are all excellent songs but there are none of them that have the same atmospheric level that Chapter Four managed to create by itself ... besides its lyrics it's a thousand times better even if it's about the past history of Cain and Abel
Unholy Confessions and Afterlife are the most overrated songs of the band, while Chapter Four it's a better song but is so criminally underrated.
Impossible to not trying to vote Chapter Four ... it's the greatest song of all time, not only by Avenged Sevenfold but also has a powerful drumming, the best mix between clean and screaming vocals.
This song needs to be much higher. It has great guitar work, a killer drum-line by the late, great Rev, and some awesome vocals from Shadows, both clean and dirty. Best of all, it is based upon the Biblical story where the band got their name. While their new stuff is also awesome, this is an incredible song that often gets overlooked,
My point with this song is that it is very good and I have no problem like many others do. Although it is something different apart from the rest of the songs on the album titled as the band or City of Evil, it can also be said that it just has a good lyrical base, since it is not always the same thing, the video is also entertaining, see a tour of the band recreating some wasted time in a single music video and I also feel like the term '' catchy '' really comes from this song, there are a lot of good Avenged Sevenfold songs but this one stole the show for me.
Doesn't deserve top ten in any way. Lyrics are just generic country music, vocals are mediocre (hardly any differing pitch), drumming is utterly pathetic, and bass is completely overshadowed. The only good part about this song is the guitar, and even then it's quite mellow. Potently one of their worst songs, and in no way does it compare to songs such as "save me", which is somehow lower than this pathetic excuse is.
The guitar is awesome... This song is unique compared to other A7X songs especially the outro... The outro is the longest I've ever heard.. Love this song very much.. Please vote for this song.. There are other A7x songs that I love too.. Afterlife, buried alive, seize the day, so far away, a piece of heaven.. But dear god is the best
While songs higher on this list are definitely deserving, I chose Dear God due to the fact that the song is proof that the band is capable of many genres. This song is more of a soft rock song with accents of country music with the steel guitar playing in the background
Great track, it's good-jaming to dance, sing, read and spill good letters of poesy on just one epic song focuse on extreme riffs.
Dude this should not be down here! I swear there's got to be some kind of mistake. Welcome to the Family makes everyone feel like they belong and it tells you that you're not alone in this world. Yet it manages not to sound boring and preachy. Heck it's everything BUT boring and preachy! It's so catchy I'm actually happy when I get it stuck in my head. Whoever put A Little Piece Of Heaven before this is getting a fist in their face that song is creepy
One of their harder songs but still has it's slow parts and of course the typical amazing guitar solo in the middle. Reminds me of the way "Nightmare" and "Buried Alive" are layed out I guess probably because they are on the same album.
What... The... Heck! This song should totally be in the top 3! A7X is one of those bands where you can't choose a favorite, but they have awesome songs!
R.I.P REV... May God richly bless you!
-Sincerely, Hitman Sevenfold
Serious aberrations like Dear God or Almost Easy over M.I.A.? Hahahaha this is amazing ! When I thought that such a bad list could not exist, hahaha really bad ranking.
this song should've made the list... since city of evil started hitting the way in those crazy 2005 times, some fans were whinning of the new avenged sevenfold's lyrical and bassist style, but there's a lot of songs tho in the album right?... sometimes I feel like m.I.a. it's the chosen one for the best reasons, first: deep lyrics, second: squirry nice vocals, third: it's the best song in the album city of evil and four and last reason: it makes you cry wether you're badass or not.
M.I.A. Or '' Mising in Action'' must be first, the song is great and has one of the best guitar solos in all music cheapies, I would rate it al least 8 but I understand the listings.
This song is a masterpiece. It introduces even to the toughest men to cry with that candy beautiful slow nada of the beginning...
I have always thought that the typical phrase, or occurrence that says "The darkest songs always lead to suicide" But the truth is far from that! Because it is easy to realize that a composition like I Won't See You Tonight is nothing more than the pessimistic side of things in life, it does not really prove to be depressing, if not quite the opposite, in my opinion it even helps you improve yourself. despite the fact that his handwriting may seem very crude ...
I can't believe that this time the most commercial songs are the ones that are taking the most damn merit from the list. Why does the top tens always do this with injustice and as a kind of ''tit for tat''? This is really my favorite song and I complain that it should be much higher on the list PLEASE.
I laughed to myself so hard when I saw that this masterpiece was directly left in the number 19, that's like spit on true avenged sevenfold faces. just go listen the song, it will gave you goosebumps!
ITunes says I've listened to this song 1429 times, which is about 214 hours if I'm doing the math right. This is my favourite song of all time, and nothing I can say here will do it justice. My favourite songs are the ones where the artist puts raw emotion into them, and if an adaptation of a friend's suicide note doesn't fall into that category, then I don't know what will. It's a powerful and emotional masterpiece, and there is not a single second in it I would change. A7X's first song I heard was Afterlife, and when I hear a song I like, I make it a mission to listen to every other song that band has made, and that's how I came across this work of art. I sincerely wish others would do the same, and hopefully people are visiting this site to do just that. Please listen to this song, and I mean really listen... to every word, every note, every second of this song. Only then can you really appreciate a masterpiece like this.
Wow, that got really mushy...
I expected this to be way higher on the list near the number one spot, but this is honestly way too low. This definitely is their best song radio wise, and it is a perfect blend between the magical work of their talent and not being to radio-friendly.
This song rocks. Black Ops 2 Zombies Just Went Perfect With It. Best Avenged Sevenfold Song Next to Afterlife. But personally I think A Little Pieces of Heaven is almost their masterpiece. This song is hard-core, insane, dangerously deep and dark, like a mid-evil ancient beast that has awoken and released it's rock heart. This song is epic. The guitar solo where it takes on the chorus's rhythm is awesome.
Nightmare is my favorite songs and in my opinion one of the most awesome metal songs ever made but Shepherd of Fire at 23 is absolutely ridiculous. Same with Hail to the King and This Means War's ratings. Such underrated songs.
This song is awesome! Perfect way to open up the new album and it's a fantastic transition from Nightmare to the classic heavy metal A7X is bringing to the table in Hail to the King.
Honestly, this is my favorite one of their songs. The lyrics and the way that the background accentuates them really flow together well. It's completely amazing and I was shocked that it wasn't in the top ten comments.
Possibly one of the only Avenged Sevenfold songs that has a groove, that isn't a heap of boring like most of the content of their new album, drum part is absolutely ballistic, solo is off the everloving chain. Main riff is ballzy as.
This song is definitely the in the top 3. Love everything about it especially that epic solo by synyster gates and the 808s are a very nice touch and bring a much fuller experience.
Amazing song that none can do better in a cover. The drums beat out a rhythm like no other and the guitar shredding is simply godlike!
This should easily be number one in my books
I Think This is a MASTERPIECE, this song is amazing, and some of the best guitar of any of their songs, ever. This song should definitely be #2, It is nearly as awesome as Afterlife, and better than even nightmare in my opinion!
My Top 5 List for this Band:
2. Coming Home
3. Almost Easy
5. A Little Piece of Heaven/Shepherd of Fire (I Can't Decide between these two)
Sorry Nightmare, You're just not as good as some of these in my opinion.
Why this song is below Hail to the King, I can't even comprehend. Easily the best song on the album. I blame mainstream radio for not playing this song but choosing to play songs like Hail to the king instead. Definitely in my top 5 favorite songs. If you haven't heard this song before, you need to youtube it, now.
Off their new album "Hail To The King" Coming home in my opinion is very similar to "Afterlife" with the fast and high pitched guitar. But something about this song has more emotion to it which is why it is my new favorite Avenged Sevenfold song and why it deserves to be #1 foREVer.
This song is very Iron Maiden esque, while still possessing the sound that A7X is known for. The guitar riff is great, and the chorus gives me chills every time I hear it. It's by far the best song on the album, and may have move up to my favourite song by the band. It almost seems like Carry On Pt. 2. Love it!
One of my all-time favorite Avenged Sevenfold songs. Synyster Gates gives some of the best riffs I've heard in all of their albums, topped only by Beast and the Harlot in my opinion, Brooks Wackerman preforms an outstanding drum beat, M. Shadows' vocals sound incredibly powerful, and the bridge of the song is simply amazing. Definitely deserves the number 3 spot if not number 1
Just wow! Both in terms of instrumentation and lyricism this song was very well thought out (not to forget the music video). This is clearly the ultimate best that a mainstream band can offer. Avenged Sevenfold hit the nail on the head with this record. I'm high in anticipation for their next release.
Best story, best dramatic tempo/melody transitions. This is A7x's November Rain but rather than telling the story of tragic love it expresses the ultimate tragedy of relationship between humanity and death.
Should be WAY higher. A modern day prog metal masterpiece that surpasses anything else they've ever done. Complex structure, technically impressive and still very memorable, The Stage has it all.
Incredibly tough to pick only one, but I'd have to go Strength of the World simply because it is a flippin' masterpiece and needs to be way higher than this.
Like WAY higher.
The whole song is so beautifully orchestrated, and when it kicks in it just becomes so emotive and powerful - the lyrics, the riffs and ohh the solo, it just wrenches the heartstrings. No joke, I am usually crying by the end of the song, and I reckon a song that manages to evoke that kinda emotion is one that deserves way better recognition.
Personally my favorite song by Avenged Sevenfold. Why it is not in the top ten is very hard to believe. The riffs are heavy, the lyrics and melodies are heavenly and very emotional. I think this sing should be number one on this list. End of story.
This is the most well written song I've ever heard. The way the guitar fits so well with the violin and how it transitions from soft musicals to the hard stuff we've grown to love from A7X is perfection. Lyrically this is a very interesting song with a great concept.
This song is almost perfect. The intro and the outro are the highlights, but the main part is amazing too. The only thing that could make it better is if the sympohonic band played through the whole song, or other parts. This is still the GREATEST A7X song.
Nightmare no.2?! It's incredibly commercialized, along with most the songs in the top ten... People need to get off there ass and listen to the rest of sevenfold's music.
I've been with a7x since they started out, and I can honestly say this song is beautifully composed, and freakishly good.
People need to learn that the best songs aren't always the single and video releases!
This isn't a song it's a masterpiece. Jimmy had that special gift of creating music like this he was and still is the best writer ever no one will ever be able to recreate his genius. Knowing his story and how he was taken from us just breaks me every time I hear this song.
We love you Jimmy R.I.P
This was the Rev's masterpiece that he had been working in since he and Syn were in Pinkly Smooth. This song is incredible. The Rev's vocals in this song came off a demo track! Also, this is such an emotional song! I cried when I listened to it. My favorite song by A7X!
By far their most meaningful song. The piano piece in this song is beautifully complex and speaks directly to the soul. This song along with I won't see you tonight have some kickass piano and vocals that echo through your entire body. These songs are experiences.R.I. P Rev