Things have been relatively quiet in the Avenged Sevenfold camp of late (save for the fact that they recently revealed their favourite albums of 2019), but the band are kicking off 2020 with a previously-unheard track, Set Me Free.
The Huntington Beach metal titans have unveiled the song while also confirming that it was actually recorded for their sixth studio album Hail To The King. At the time of its release in 2013, frontman M. Shadows said in an interview with Guitar Center that they went for a "very bare bones, riff-oriented approach" on Hail To The King, and it's fair to say Set Me Free follows that very same musical idea, too.
"It's really easy for us to say, 'That melody would sound great here, throw this background vocal here, here's this harmony,'" he added. "We had to restrain ourselves from doing that just to keep it more badass and just more straightforward rock."
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While it's still extremely hard to predict if the band would want to take a similar approach when it comes to new music (given that their latest album, 2016's The Stage, was so intricate), it's nevertheless a brilliant feeling to have a fresh Avenged tune to listen to in 2020.
Check out Set Me Free below: