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Powerful Song | Reviewer: Kira | 2/9/10
This song is such a perfect portrayal of vengeance. I love how this songs makes me feel the powerful emotions of an avenger, who wants justice for his family, but in the end finds himself alone and a sinner. A7X is the best, all their songs are so awesome. I hope A7X continue and find someone that is good (but can truly never replace) as The Rev. RIP The Rev. We'll miss you.
Oh My. | Reviewer: Ryder Ann | 1/9/10
I don't know (perhaps its the fact that i'm in band at highschool) but the first minute or so of this song and the ending captivates me and really pulls me in. The use of all the orchestral instruments is something I love to hear in rock music which is why I love this band so much.
Truly awesome song. It sounds like something that would be in a movie, as do almost all of their songs.
If they ever tour again i'm going to go see them in concert for sure.
Lovely, powerful, and somewhat ironic | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/30/09
This is a great song. It is very powerful and has a lot of meaning to it. Suicide and murder are terrible. I have, well had, friends that have been killed or commited suicide. I cried and prayed by their graves.
and isn't it ironic, and very depressing, that The Rev just died...
WOW | Reviewer: Antoine67 | 9/9/09
I am in a band and we love play a7x. Its my favorite group! Lyrics are very good, synyster gates is incredible, Drummer is fast, Shadows sing like GOD!!Well its the best music band in the world.
I love this part <<I can't turn my cheek awAAAaaay>> ! XD
awsome man | Reviewer: stannnnnnnnn | 8/31/09
Well for me I love this band betrayed strenght of the world and blided in chains bat country all of those songs man thos are crazy cong and don't forget after life^^ I like the lyrics its passionate and I would like there song to continue
incredible. | Reviewer: caitlin | 4/17/09
i love a7x soo muchh, they are one of the best bands in existance. possibly the best. im only a teenager but i love all of their songs and would give anything to see them live.
incredible song, i just love it from start to finish.
a7x forever <3 x
impression | Reviewer: Mneumonic | 3/22/09
I figured something out. "My story starts the day she can't be found"
At the end it says "That's all the wrote." If these are real lyrics, which I think they are (there's an incoherent sentence at the very end). This implies that the singer is detailing the story of whoever "she" is. "she" can't be found because she didn't die, and her body wasn't with the rest of her family. Until I noticed the last line, I kept wondering what that meant.
holy shit | Reviewer: sexy | 3/2/09
the most amazing but i expected it from them.... always breath taking and never horrible even after i listen to 1 of there songs 100 times ( witch i do belive me) i never will get tired of them ever
How I felt | Reviewer: J | 1/14/09
The song “Strength of the World” by Avenged Sevenfold explores the concepts of cause and effect; this single song also possesses a double consequence. The protagonist loses everything that is close to his heart; with the strength of the world behind him, he stands to God and says, “I stand before you, I’ll sin when I have to”. He challenges those who have “taken [his] whole life” but in the end finds himself still alone and now a sinner, a “killer falling from the light”. In his moments of strength, he comes to make himself suffer the greatest punishment.
The song has a long and gentle acoustic introduction; I see this as the cool calm before the storm, a routine life with nothing special to worry about. A minute into the song, the acoustic guitar is accompanied by an electric guitar; we have rising action, drums join in and those drums slowly scale in strength, with the beat accelerating in the crescendo. We hit the first of a double climax as various instruments begin their parts, “my story starts the day they said ‘she can’t be found’”, the drums are on full roll and the lyrics begin to play out. It is interesting to note how poetic the song is; there is a very strong use of alliteration, which enters clear onomatopoeia in the first stanza. The constant repeated “s” sound brings into play the seething anger; the hissing sound may be a representation of the snake-tongued devil that claimed the lives of this man’s family. This part is all about making these outlaws look bad; the music is a rock/metal version or interpretation of the screeching music before a murder scene in classical movies.
The second part (third stanza) shows his developing insanity. The rhythm seems to break here and sharp sounds of “t” (teeth) and “k” (kill) predominate. When before it would seem he had grounds to his rage, his new temper is hellish and out of bounds (“I want it, I need it, revenge is dripping from my teeth”). He alludes to a dog, craving his meal, craving to tear and devour it; he dehumanizes himself to reveal the insanity. He mixes the senses to make the scene extremely perverse (“taste my breath I’m close behind”), calling for them to taste a smell, the smell of someone else’s breath. In the bloodlust, it is instinctively a putrid smell that comes into mind. I always see bloodthirsty eyes connected to this putrid, metallic, and bloody breath smell.
Although the refrain is repeated in between each “part”, I thought it was most significant in between the second and third parts (the fourth stanza). The refrain seems more relaxed and in this placement it transitions absolute insanity to cool determination. The third part (fifth stanza) depicts the “warrior” praying at the tombs of his dead family, reminding himself of his cause in a scene that parallels epic prose. Here we know that he will succeed in getting the outlaws, but is this the best path? Is the death of the outlaws the final consequence? He talks to God, stands up and says that he will sin if he has to, implying that not even God will stand between him and his revenge. I also noticed that he could not “turn his cheek”, meaning that maybe he doubts his actions and in a way sees that the sin of murder will make him just as bad as the outlaws. This reaction is only momentary and he says, “but now I leave your side, to avenge my family’s pride”. This is him talking to God; we know he will kill the outlaws.
The next significant part is in the solo, a flurry of electric guitar moving from slow pacing to accelerating urgency. I saw the battle scene here, him catching up to the murderers. At the end, everything goes still and the music is cold; there is no sentiment of joy or success. He realizes that his family is “so far forever” and that even though he kills the killers, he is still alone. “A greater punishment on me has been imposed”, he is left with nothing. The thirst for blood has left him (ambition, a goal), his family is still dead (safety, love), and he believes he has fallen out of God’s favor as “a killer falling from the light” (afterlife, a belief to cling to). He finishes struck by this double consequence by silently admitting “I miss my family, I’ll never be alright” and the music fades away…
Just Like John Wayne | Reviewer: Joey | 9/12/08
This always brings to mind westerns like Unforgiven. But on a personal note, my best friend was killed in 95 and I certainly know about praying by her grave.
The shouted first line of the chorus reminds me of something you'd find in a hardcore breakdown.
A great, unique, powerful song.
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