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The only issue this album has is that some songs do sound too much like something you would hear from other bands.


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I've been listening to the Hail to the King album quite a bit lately and I have to say that I REALLY like it. Definitely my favorite album by A.S. I like the power metal stuff, I like the ballads and everything in between. Yes, there is definite influence by other bands, maybe to the point some would call some of the licks a "rip off", I would prefer to call it 'homage'.


Currently listening to Acid Rain. Cool track, love the chorus.

 

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I haven't listened to "Hail to the King" for a while, but I listened to it A LOT when it came out. I think homage is a fair description. For me "City Of Evil" is still the best A7X album. I was absolutely blown away by it when it came out - it felt like something totally new to me, despite some very clear influences. I consider that album one of my favourite metal albums of the 00s. That being said, "Hail to the King" is a close second when it comes to A7X faves.
 

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I don't have their first 3 albums, but have heard tracks off of them. I only have the S/T 4th album, Nightmare and Hail to the King. One of these days, I'll pick up the first three. I do think that they are the best hard rock/metal band to come along in the last 15+ years. I like the music, I like most of the vocals, definitely like the drumming and guitar work the most.
 

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Yeah they are a pretty good band. I'd actually like it if they did a covers album. I'd like to hear their takes on music that influenced them.
 

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I don't have their first 3 albums, but have heard tracks off of them. I only have the S/T 4th album, Nightmare and Hail to the King. One of these days, I'll pick up the first three. I do think that they are the best hard rock/metal band to come along in the last 15+ years. I like the music, I like most of the vocals, definitely like the drumming and guitar work the most.

You have to check out "City Of Evil", Lynch! Of course I can't promise that it will have the same effect on you, since you have already listened to other albums by the band. After getting really into the band, I went out and bought their first two albums as well. Both are decent albums, with "Waking the Fallen" being the better of the two.
 

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Having listened to Hail To The King album again I think the music is more simplistic compared to previous works but it actually works well considering the influences they took from on the album.
 

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City of Evil turns 10 this year. Pretty good release actually.
Seize the Day I enjoy the acoustic guitar a lot on.
 

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