One would have to be living under a rock to not know that Avenged Sevenfold released a brand spanking new track last week.
“Nobody” is their first single since 2016. Along with the single, A7X announced that they were also releasing a new album called Life is But a Dream on Warner Records on June 2nd.
Clocking in at nearly 6 minutes, “Nobody” will without a doubt go down in rock guitar history for its iconic opening. Opening with a tense groove tense riff, the opening for “Nobody” is like that of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” and “War Pigs” and Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and “Enter Sandman”. The moment the guitar strings are struck, one will know the song.
The song has a groove that is slick, sick, and intense. That intensity mirrors within M. Shadows voice. It feels fraught with tension, questioning, and almost as if he’s holding back his emotions by refraining to use his full vocal power.
About halfway through the song, fervent synth/keys pull one’s attention away and wreak a wonderful havoc on the ears until it disappears back into the guitars.
Honestly, the guitars in “Nobody” are some of the most iconic sounds from Avenged Sevenfold.
The video for the song is a stop-motion video following a character through an existential crisis of life and death and love and war which is fitting as the band has said the album was inspired by Albert Camus who is known for his own existentialism and absurdism.
It’s fantastic to have Avenged Sevenfold back and I am ready to follow their existential journey.
Watch “Nobody” below