Avenged Sevenfold was ready to take on the challenge of self-producing a record when they went into the studio to start working on 2007 album Avenged Sevenfold. The self-titled LP ended up landing them their highest charting album yet and their first Top 10 record.
Longstanding jams such as “Afterlife” and “Almost Easy” helped propel the album with a more mainstream feel that still kept the A7X style introduced in City Of Evil. In their new episode of Breakdown, a series where they unveil the process behind a number of tracks, Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance revisit one of their biggest hits.
“Almost Easy” was written by the late James “The Rev” Sullivan, the band’s original drummer and the mastermind behind some of their most boundary-pushing and career-defining songs. By weaving in clips from a previous documentary that gave a song-by-song look into the recording of their white album, the new video explains how the song came together with comments on each component.
While criticising their own work the whole way, of course.