There’s been some major releases in the Avenged Sevenfold camp leading up to the release of their newest album “Hail to the King.” First, a music video dropped for lead single and title track ‘Hail to the King.’ Soon after that, a full album stream dropped via itunes. The band seems set on making this as big of a release as “Nightmare” was, without continuing to use the death of drummer ‘The Rev’ as a marketing ploy, which is very commendable in my mind. The music video is very straightforward and arena rocky, which seems to be the goal of this album. The band has called this their “classic” album, which to me means arena rock sales and shows. The entire album feels like a complete 90s metal tribute album. Which is really cool if you want to hear Avenged Sevenfold playing 90s metal, but I’m not sure what I think. Check it out.