Monday, September 9, 2013

Machine Head's Rob Flynn Pokes Fun at A7X

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the jokes came in.

In my earlier post on Avenged Sevenfold's Hail To The King, I remarked on how the album sounded a bit like a tribute album to the band's influences. Well, Machine Head frontman, Rob Flynn, went a little further and labeled it a "covers album" on the band's official Facebook page.

"Congratulations to Avenged Sevenfold on their latest 'covers album' coming in at #1, who knew re-recording Metallica, Guns N Roses and Megadeth songs could be such a worldwide hit!!?? Ba-dap Psssss!" he wrote.

After making a disclaimer that he was "happy for them" and that A7X are a "good band" Flynn went on to make a list of jokes about Hail to the King. I wonder if A7X find it as funny as Flynn did (some were quite good, I'll admit).

Here they are, as posted by Flynn:
10) Avenged Sevenfold - "Now with even MORE Metallica"

9) Avenged Sevenfold to change name to "Sad But Two"

Number of "spurting penises" drawn on Avenged logos suddenly skyrockets

7) Eyeliner sales skyrocket as thousands of heartbroken goth girls realize "Hail To The King" is actually "that ugly AC/DC bands song 'Thunderstruck'"

6) After hearing "Heretic", Dave Mustaine flips out, blames Obama, Metallica and UFO's for the A7X stealing "Symphony Of Destruction".

5) After seeing how much success the band Bush had stealing other band names for song titles, A7X decided to steal "In Flames" for latest chorus. Future chorus lyrics include "Tr-vi-um" and "Kill-switch En-gage"

4) Upon hearing latest album, Lars Ulrich goes all gangsta, breaks bottle of Dom Perignon on M. Shadows head, while his 11ft girlfriend put Shadows in headlock, as he screams in Shadows face, "You're gonna rip off St. Anger next right, HUH? You're gonna rip off St Anger NEXT RIGHT? HUH, HUH, HUH!!"

3) "Black album" sales skyrocket as fans realise where new songs came from.

2) After hearing Avenged's Guns N Roses cover "Doing Time", Axl actually calls Slash, says, "Dude, What The Fuck?!"

1) And the #1 joke about the new Avenged Sevenfold album: Avenged Sevenfold release statement that they're NOT ripping off Metallica, announce side project with Lou Reed.

Still think Flynn's a big fan of A7X?

In A7X' defense, Machine Head's has also been criticized for sounding a bit too Metallica in The Blackening by a reviewer in Rolling Stone. And if A7X decide to be just as funny they could bring up Machine Head's rap-metal past..

Still, I have to give Flynn some credit for all of his efforts in coming up with that list. Some of it is pretty funny (number 6 is my personal favourite), and I didn't know Bush' "Machine Head" was about the band Machine Head! 

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