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 Sad but True - Metallica Cover Art

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...

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

This Means War is far better.

A very obvious ripoff.

2 Danzig - Danzig Danzig - Danzig Product Image

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.

3 Enter Sandman - Metallica Enter Sandman - Metallica Cover Art

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.

4 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth Cover Art

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.

5 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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

6 Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC Cover Art

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

7 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

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.

8 November Rain - Guns N' Roses November Rain - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

(Acid Rain) Same style, also the title

Song: Acid Rain

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

9 It's So Easy - Guns N' Roses It's So Easy - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

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

10 Chaly (Overkill)

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

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

The Contenders
11 Right Next Door to Hell - Guns N' Roses Right Next Door to Hell - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Song: Doing Time

The solo is very simular to this solo

12 Greatest Hits - Aerosmith Greatest Hits - Aerosmith Product Image

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

13 Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin Product Image

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.

14 Bad Obsession - Guns N' Roses Bad Obsession - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Song: Doing Time

M shadows uses the vocal format as this song

15 Angry Again - Megadeth Angry Again - Megadeth Cover Art

Song; Shepherd of Fire

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

16 Back Off Bitch - Guns N' Roses Back Off Bitch - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Song: Doing Time

The intro is simular to this songs intro

17 Secrets - Hammerfall

Song: Hail to the King

The intro is very simular

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