Top 10 Things Avenged Sevenfold Borrowed/Ripped Off for Their Hail to the King AlbumRob Flynn of Machine Head made comment jokingly congratulating A7X for making Hail to the King for being an album filled with covers of Metallica, Megadeth and Guns N' Roses songs repacked and made loads of money, But it turns out he was right and they ripped off more than just songs from those 3 bands.
I noticed most the things on this list, too. I will never understand why people love the most unoriginal bands in terms of songwriting: Led Zeppelin, A7X, Ghost...
Song: This Means War
Obvious ripoff of this classic Metallica song and plus is it any coiendence that Hail to the King has a Black album cover?
Makes sense, the whole list. This was supposed to be their more classic metal album.
This Means War is far better.
The album cover for Hail to the King is way too simular to this album cover they both have the mascot on the left side and both are black.
What makes it worse is the Vinyl cover is more orignal and is much better than the actual cover used.
Same with Best of Aerosmith, except it's red, and a few other albums of the sort.
Song: Shepherd of Fire
Not only does it use the same format its almost the same length and its also the first song on the album.
The riff is ripped off and extremley obvious
A7X weren't the only ones who ripped off this song Ghost did it as well with Ritual.
Song: Coming Home
It uses a simular format to this Iron Maiden song
I.e mainly the intro and vocals
which then leads to the "epic" part of the song
Plus Iron Maiden actually has a song called Coming Home on the Final Frontier album
Song: Hail to the King
Not exactly the same song but Hail To the King uses very simular format
Mainly The intro riff, the vocal melody
The riff sounds like they took Kashmir and "cored" it to fit their sound how ironic A7X ripped off a Led Zeppelin song a band known for ripping off songs.
Neither Overkill or A7X came up with the Deathbat first. Images of bat-winged skulls have existed long before both bands have (the oldest known Deathbat is a sculpture of a bat-winged skull over a doorway in the Durham Cathedral).
Yes. And very similar logo
You may ask how did A7X rip this off? well they ripped of the idea of taking other peoples songs and claiming their your own and only creating one original song
although at least in A7X's,case they wrote new lyrics and changed a few things.