Avenged Sevenfold’s Synyster Gates Discusses New Album and Responds to Criticism with a Beatles Analogy Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates addressed the criticism surrounding the band’s latest album, ‘Life Is But A Dream…,’ drawing an analogy with The Beatles.
In a recent interview with Louder Sound, Gates acknowledged the negative comments the album has received and compared the situation to The Beatles’ transformation after ‘Sgt. Pepper.’ He emphasized that it doesn’t signify the end of Avenged Sevenfold but rather a rebirth for some listeners:
“I’ve been using this analogy: both of my parents’ favourite band is The Beatles. My mom hates everything post-Sgt. Pepper’s, my dad couldn’t care less about the early stuff. They both still respect the fuck out of it, but it’s not for them. So, for my mom, Sgt. Pepper’s was the death of The Beatles, and I think for a lot of people this is the death of Avenged Sevenfold. But for a lot of other people, it’s a birth. The birth of a different band.”