Requiem by Avenged Sevenfold
The powerful voices of Latin chanters bending the air at their command create an intro that sends shivers down the spines of the audience. The song Requiem is the fifth track on Avenged Sevenfold’s sixth album. It delivers a blast to the past for those of us familiar with classic metal and hard rock, yet it is very enjoyable for those who are new to the sound.
Requiem is easily the most recognizable song on the album. The mixture of the chanting, powerful drums, and intricate guitar riffs create a sound that brings to mind bands such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, and even Pantera. The song gives a dark, yet powerful mood to the audience which is a style most commonly used by those listed.
When listening to the song, I find myself noticing how epic it really is. Imagine a king walking down a marble staircase into the night. The gothic architecture of each building’s spire pierces the large orange moon. The king walks powerfully with purpose to the gates of his kingdom where he knows a battle will soon rage on and where he will soon meet his end. Requiem is the song that would fit like a glove into the background.
Although there are other amazing songs on the album, this song by far is the most powerful and well procured creation on Hail to the King. Listening to it will definitely open up anybody’s eyes to the new musical style that Avenged Sevenfold has adopted. It would appeal to anybody that likes heavy metal or even somebody who just likes music in general. Requiem a big reason to invest in this new album that displays how talented Avenged Sevenfold really is.