Now, Avenged Sevenfold is a band you either hate or love it seems, but we can all agree most of their songs are very fun to play. But is a song that claims to be tier 4 and still have a tier 666 worthy solo still entertaining, or is it just frustrating?
The song starts off with some violin parts before going over to your average metal-lead riff, and then going to the main riff, that is actually very challenging. The riff is goes something like B/O/B/Y/B/O/B/Y/B/O/B/Y/R/G pretty fast, so you might wanna practice your hammer-on skills before starting. After a few repeats, the song goes over to a few other (and alot easier) riffs before starting the first chorus, where alot of easy chords give you a well deserved break and a point boost.
Now the same happens for the secound verse, before going into the bridge. First you get some slow tripple-strums (3 strums in a row) and then some even slower singlestrums and sustains. But this is all a trick to make you think the uppcomming doom is not there. But it is, and it will send you to your death and indeed your afterlife faster than you can say "Hey, this isn't so hard afterall".
The solo starts with a bunch of snakes, some scaling and then a riff. But after that, hell breaks loose. Notes go up and down the scale faster than Jesus's hotrod on jetfuel, more and more comes and then, the final blow: The R/G/R/O/RANDOM NOTES snake-thingy zigzag part of ultimate doom! If you don't have OD here, you are sure to fail out. And yes, this comes from somone who have beat Satch Boogie without the solo frets. You WILL fail without OD!
If you actually survive this, you get a cake and a final celebration chorus to tell you "Hey! You rock! Have some easy notes to celebrate your victory!".
Is this a doozy? O yes. Is it undertiered? You betcha. Is it frustrating as hell? Well... no, it actually isn't. With some practice on timing, finger agility and OD use, you will sure beat it after a while, and the feeling you get from that is undescribable. Also, when you play the bridge and knows the doom of Ho/Po rain is comming, the adrenaline inn your body starts to rush pretty fast, and there is very few songs that manage to do that. Buy it if you like Avenged Sevenfold, or if you want a very challenging, yet extremely fun song. Also, it kick's ass on drums and vox aswell, even though it's not that hard on those.
Pros: Cool riffs, a good doze of variation, insane solo
Cons: Undertiered, might scare some people away with it's difficulty