Top 10 Things Avenged Sevenfold Borrowed/Ripped Off for Their Hail to the King Album

Rob 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.

The Top Ten

1 Sad but True - Metallica

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... - Metal_Treasure

Makes sense, the whole list. This was supposed to be their more classic metal album. - EliHbk

Yes, LOL. Metallica is a classic metal band... so let's copy Metallica... - Metal_Treasure

A very obvious ripoff. - Metal_Treasure

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? - christangrant

2 Danzig - Danzig

Same with Best of Aerosmith, except it's red, and a few other albums of the sort. - EliHbk

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. - christangrant

3 Enter Sandman - Metallica

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. - christangrant

4 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

Yep. - EliHbk

Song: Heretic

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. - christangrant

5 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

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 - christangrant

6 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

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 - christangrant

7 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

Song: Requiem

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. - christangrant

8 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Song: Acid Rain

It even has Rain in the title I'll admit its not an exact copy but it still sounds somewhat simular - christangrant

9 Chaly (Overkill) Chaly (Overkill)

Yes. And very similar logo - Metal_Treasure

They ripped off Overkill's mascot however Hail to the king wasn't the first time the "Deathbat" appeared - christangrant

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).

10 It's So Easy - Guns N' Roses

Song: Doing Time

The riff is simular and in this song M Shadows sounds like he wants to be Axl Rose because he sure tries (and fails) at doing his voice - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Right Next Door to Hell - Guns N' Roses

Song: Doing Time

The solo is very simular to this solo - christangrant

12 Greatest Hits - Aerosmith

Is it any coincidence that Hail to the Kings album cover looks like this Aerosmith album heck the Deathbat even has wings just like Aerosmith's logo - christangrant

13 Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin

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. - christangrant

14 Bad Obsession - Guns N' Roses

Song: Doing Time

M shadows uses the vocal format as this song - christangrant

15 Back Off Bitch - Guns N' Roses

Song: Doing Time

The intro is simular to this songs intro - christangrant

16 Angry Again - Megadeth

Song; Shepherd of Fire

Wow not only does it ripoff Enter Sandman it also ripoff Angry Again by Megadeth - christangrant

17 Secrets - Hammerfall

Song: Hail to the King

The intro is very simular - christangrant

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