Avenged Sevenfold’s Waking the Fallen Turns 15 Years Old
Welcome back to Apocalyptic Anniversaries, in which ace metal YouTube reviewer TheMetalTris explores landmark anniversaries of some of the most important albums in the history of metal.
This week we take a look back at Avenged Sevenfold’s Waking the Fallen, which turns 15 this year. What elements did the band bring to their metalcore base on this album that made it stand out at the time? How did the newly solidified lineup (with Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance joining the fold) improve the band’s sound? How did this album set the stage for the band’s future evolution?