How much A7X do you listen to?!

William Byerley

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When I listen to there music it's always personal. I'm always alone doing it. I don't listen to them everyday, every week or sometimes months, but when I do, I really try and listen.
When I was first hearing fast loud music like the City of Evil album it was a bit difficult for me to stay on it, kind of like drinking beer. I didn't understand it, it was too fast for me.
I remember hearing Slipknot for example with Wait and Bleed, it was hard for me to listen to, till he started singing. I've for sure heard a7x albums less than a 1000 times each except for maybe Waking the Fallen (I had the album and played it everyday in my car). The music is a lot for me to take in and digest, I really feel it all and it plays with my emotions indirectly.
I like all the different styles of songs these guys make and think they are really amazing. Am I a bad Stan for not bumping them daily? PS. I don't have friends in real life who enjoy my music taste.

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Ed Seith

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When City of Evil, Nightmare, and The Stage came out, they were about all I listened to for a solid year each. Maybe 2-3 for City of Evil. Now, I tend to go a bit between spins, but when the itch hits I'm always instantly transported and wondering why I went so long without. CoE is the most nostaligic. The Stage is my favorite.
 

William Byerley

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When City of Evil, Nightmare, and The Stage came out, they were about all I listened to for a solid year each. Maybe 2-3 for City of Evil. Now, I tend to go a bit between spins, but when the itch hits I'm always instantly transported and wondering why I went so long without. CoE is the most nostaligic. The Stage is my favorite.
CoE is my personal fav than maybe WtF, and this probably because I only owned these 2 albums and played them in my car
 
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Imactuallyadrummer

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I still listen to Nightmare a lot, have since it came out 10 yrs ago. It’s kind of a bittersweet thing for me being a drummer who’s a really big fan of Portnoy. Dual purpose as I just got double kicks and am practising on the songs on Nightmare.

I also have been listening to the Stage in its entirety often, but nothing to do with the drums as I can’t even touch what Brooks does w a 10 ft pole :|
 

Daniel Sobota

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I've gotta be honest, since I've played the band to DEATH over the last 10 years, I only really go back to Waking the Fallen and City of Evil (which are my favorites) and a few tracks from the other albums... I'm just ready for the new album, I want to hear what they've been up to. Plus, I listen to like 1000 other bands, and with new releases coming out all the time, I try to stay updated on what's going on. So I don't even have much time for listening to "classics" I guess.
 

c.rupp

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Too much. Way too much.
I get what you mean when you say it's so personal. My mom introduced me to the band, told me that when I was little she would play Avenged, Coheed, Atreyu, etc. for me all the time.
When I first got the self-titled album, I listened to it front and back twice daily. (The Rev's vocals gave me chills every time.) Then, I got City of Evil and did the exact same.
 

Fatiha Zeghir

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How I listen to them, as with any other artist, is a question of my mood. When I feel mad, want to break stuff I listen to them. But also when I am feeling low and need beauty. Because I find a lot of their music beautiful, in terms of lyrics and melodies.
I am to start learning guitar, so I have paid a lot more attention to their guitars and I appreciate songs differently now. For instance, I have a new found love for Natural Born Killer, which I found was ok, but now it's one of my favourites. And the Stage which at the beginning I thought was so completely different and didnt always engage me, now I find fascinating and inspiring. I love how their sound has evolved.
 

William Byerley

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I think a new album is on the way, we might get ambushed again like The Stage album. I think it was Matt who said it, he said something like " It takes time for people to take in the music " I was gonna post more but I lost my train of thought. :(
 
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