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"Almost Easy"
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Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album Avenged Sevenfold
Released September 18, 2007
Format Digital download, 7" vinyl
Genre Heavy metal, alternative metal
Length 3:54
Label Warner Bros. Records
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology

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"Critical Acclaim"
(2007)
"Almost Easy"
(2007)
"Afterlife"
(2008)

"Almost Easy" is a song by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold. It is the second song as well as second single from their self-titled album.

This song appears as a Master Track.

BackgroundEdit

The song first premiered at a concert in Indonesia during Avenged Sevenfold's 2007 Southeast Asian Tour.[citation needed] The song was officially released on September 18, 2007 through online music stores such as iTunes, URGE.[citation needed]

The song was written by the band's former drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. In the second chorus (First Strength of the World) the whole band sang simultaneously - all 5 members combined their voices for more of a choir sound, which was shown in the MVI that came along with their self-titled album.

The song was included on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen soundtrack. It was originally planned to be on the 2007 Transformers soundtrack; however, it was not finished in time.

The song is available as downloadable content for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as of March 6, 2008. The song is also featured in Rock Band 2'' and Need for Speed: Pro Street.

In December 2008 it was announced that the USC Trojan Marching Band would perform the song at the Rose Bowl halftime show on January 1, 2009.[1][2]

Music videoEdit

The band released a video for "Almost Easy" with director P.R. Brown (Mötley Crüe, Marilyn Manson). The video debuted on Fuse's The Sauce on September 24, 2007 and MTV2's Unleashed on October 1, 2007.

The video shows the band playing on a barren wasteland whilst they appear to be aflame. Over a ridge, a huge crowd of hundreds of people appear, walking in a zombie-like fashion towards the band, only to stop at a large gaping hole and jump downwards, into, what one can only suppose, is Hell. Special effects show some parts where the people have skulls for faces.

At the end of the video, when the last person jumps down the cavern, the camera zooms out from the band, showing that the hole the people were jumping into was actually the eye of the demonic figure pictured on the artwork of Avenged Sevenfold, the "Deathbat". The band stated in an interview with Fuse host Steven Smith on Steven's Untitled Rock Show that the inspiration for the video came from a Wendy's commercial they saw in Asia in which a large crowd is running toward the same hamburger.

M. Shadows then said "wouldn't it be cool if we (Avenged Sevenfold) were playing in a fiery blaze and a bunch of people were running towards us" an idea that eventually became the video.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2007) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 67
UK Rock Chart[3] 1
Mainstream Rock Tracks 3
Modern Rock Tracks 6
U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 6

ReferencesEdit

Songs of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Starting Out Small
Slow Ride - Talk Dirty to Me - Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Story of My Life - Rock and Roll All Nite
Your First Real Gig
Mississippi Queen - School's Out - Sunshine of Your Love - Barracuda - Bulls on Parade
Making the Video
When You Were Young - Miss Murder - The Seeker - Lay Down - Paint It Black
European Invasion
Paranoid - Anarchy in the U.K. - Kool Thing - My Name is Jonas - Even Flow
Bighouse Blues
Holiday in Cambodia - Rock You Like a Hurricane - Same Old Song and Dance - La Grange - Welcome to the Jungle
The Hottest Band on Earth
Black Magic Woman - Cherub Rock - Black Sunshine - The Metal - Pride and Joy
Live in Japan
Before I Forget - Stricken - 3's and 7's - Knights of Cydonia - Cult of Personality
Battle for Your Soul
Raining Blood - Cliffs of Dover - The Number of the Beast - One
Co-Op Encores
Sabotage - Reptilia - Suck My Kiss - Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Helicopter - Monsters
Guitar Battles
Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - Guitar Battle vs. Lou
Bonus Tracks
Avalancha - In the Belly of a Shark - Can't Be Saved - Closer - Don't Hold Back - Down n' Dirty - F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - Generation Rock - Go That Far - Hier kommt Alex - I'm in the Band - Impulse - In Love - Mauvais Garcon - Metal Heavy Lady - Minus Celsius - My Curse - Nothing for Me Here - Prayer of the Refugee - Radio Song - Ruby - She Bangs the Drums - Take This Life - The Way It Ends - Through the Fire and Flames
Downloadable Tracks
Carcinogen Crush - Tina - Putting Holes In Happiness - All My Life - The Pretender - This is a Call - She Builds Quick Machines - Slither - Messages - Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix - No More Sorrow - Sleeping Giant - Pretty Handsome Awkward - Ernten Was Wir Säen - So Payaso - Antisocial - We Three Kings - Peace of Mind - Any Way You Want It - Juke Box Hero - Dream On - Escuse Me Mr. No Doubt - Don't Speak - Sunday Morning - The Arsonist - Hole in the Earth - Almost Easy - Famous for Nothing - (F)lannigan's Ball - Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya - Nine Lives - Rock of Ages - Photograph - Top Gun Anthem - I Am Murloc - The End Begins (To Rock) - Surfing With the Alien - Supermassive Black Hole - Stockholm Syndrome - Exo-Politics - Heroes of our Time - Operation Ground and Pound - Revolution Deathsquad
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