Kanye West as we know him Kanye ‘Ye’ West and in the last few days more brands like Adidas, Balenciaga, and GAP finished their agreement with him. But we are not interested in it right now. We are interested in which metal bands and albums West influenced.
We directly said it, Avenged Sevenfold‘s new albums and songs have influenced Kanye West for his music style. Avenged Sevenfold‘s frontman M. Shadows revealed that a few months ago. We already know his favorite rock music band is Red Hot Chili Peppers: “My music is rock. I listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers. And I listen to one of my songs, and if I don’t give you the same emotion, then I go back and re-split.”
In an old interview with Metal Hammer about the follow-up to 2016’s “The Stage” album, M. Shadows revealed who influenced by Avenged Sevenfold’s album:
“The thing about Kanye is that he is pulling from such great soul music. I didn’t grow up with that stuff. My dad listened to Boston and Alice Cooper. I didn’t get that taste of black music and old soul.
So, diving deep into jazz musicians… We’re not trying to do a jazz record, but the chord changes and progressions are so eye-opening to us. The record’s been recorded for a year, but we haven’t been able to put the real strings on it. Because we couldn’t fly out to Prague.
When an orchestra has to social distance and they aren’t sitting next to each other, they can get out of tune, and we have just finally got to a place where we can use this 70-piece orchestra as we intended.”
A few of the fans also tweeted about it:
“I heart @kanyewest! He is not only an influential rapper. He is influencing all music. He’s going to be right up there w/Michael Jackson, Prince, Aretha Franklin,& Bob Dylan.”
“This is going to be the weirdest Sevenfold album ever lmao. Well that can’t be good.”
“Hopefully it’s pre-Kardashian Kanye because that’s where the brilliance was”
About Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Stage” album:
Avenged Sevenfold’s seventh studio album, The Stage, is their seventh studio album. The album also released via Capitol Records on October 28, 2016, and was their debut single with the company.
Brooks Wackerman, who joined Avenged Sevenfold in late 2014, The album also featured for the first time. However, he was not announced as previous drummer Arin Ilejay’s formal successor until Ilejay’s resignation in 2015, since the band sought to find a drummer who would “fit in.”
The Stage, which has been written and produced in 2016, was a musical break for the band, with a progressive metal feel. It was the first popular heavy metal album to be released without any type of marketing.
It is Avenged Sevenfold‘s first concept album, with the major topic being AI and societal self-destruction. At 73 minutes and 35 seconds, as the band’s longest studio album, surpassing the 2005’s City of Evil by over a minute. The Stage is not only their longest album. But it also has their longest song to date, “Exist,” which runs for 15 minutes and 41 seconds.
“The Stage” album tracklist:
1. “The Stage”
3. “Sunny Disposition”
4. “God Damn”
5. “Creating God”
9. “Roman Sky”
10. “Fermi Paradox”
11. “Exist” (narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson)