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Synyster Gates Defends A7X’s New Album With a Beatles Analogy

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.”

Repercussions of the Critical Feedback

Despite facing some critical comments about the perceived decline of the band with their latest album, it appears that these negative reviews constitute a minority. Avenged Sevenfold received substantial positive feedback from both the press and fans. In a continuation of the same interview, Synyster Gates noted:

“Interestingly, I thought it could go either way. We’ve actually had really amazing support from the press, so I don’t want to make people think that we feel like we aren’t supported by the press at all. I actually feel it’s good that it just hasn’t been ignored.”

He went on to discuss the impact of the unfavorable reviews: “Even the bad reviews, people have talked about it. People are still interested in us, so that’s all I could ask for, really. The negative comments, I feel they’re the minority. I think people have been really thoughtful in considering this album.”

Reception and Feedback on ‘Life Is But A Dream…’

The album was released on June 2 this year. While fans embraced the album’s distinctive sound compared to their earlier works, it faced criticism from some quarters. Numerous blogs featured discussions where the majority of fans expressed their admiration, but certain magazines and YouTubers conveyed their disapproval, going as far as expressing disdain.

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