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Hail to the King

Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2013 Ratings: #933 / 961
User Score
Based on 71 ratings
2013 Ratings: #446
August 27, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Heavy Metal / Genres
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notbuzzzila
25
Avenged Sevenfold trying way too hard to be Metallica (seriously, the title track is just King Nothing in an A7X package). Fuck that noise. This band is at its best when it's being genuine on albums like Nightmare, or at its most aggressive on albums like City of Evil. This record has none of that.
illusionist
45
Avenged Sevenfold's most boring, sterilized and soulless release to date. They phoned this one in, folks.

It sounds like a C-rate Black Album fused with a Guns N Roses cover band, with none of the fun quirks and great songwriting that made Avenged Sevenfold interesting in the past. The band says they have "progressed", but what they really did was take the easiest path.

The only track I legitimately enjoyed was "Planets", yet the only song I hated was the title track. Most ... read more
LusoOfficial
83
Fantastic. But not great as the white album.
SoundAura
15
Hail to the King would be better off buried and completely forgotten about, they attempt to make these tracks sound grand and exciting but they end up just sounding flat, boring, and all around dull-witted. The best way to describe this awful attempt at new age metal is vacuous.
Praesent
12
This album is a bag of turds
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Track List

  1. Shepherd of Fire
  2. Hail to the King
  3. Doing Time 
  4. This Means War
  5. Requiem
  6. Crimson Day 
  7. Heretic 
  8. Coming Home
  9. Planets
  10. Acid Rain
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Added on: September 5, 2013