|Single by Avenged Sevenfold|
|from the album Avenged Sevenfold|
|Released||September 18, 2007|
|Format||Digital download, 7" vinyl|
|Genre||Heavy metal, alternative metal|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records|
|Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology|
|This song appears as a Master Track.|
The song first premiered at a concert in Indonesia during Avenged Sevenfold's 2007 Southeast Asian Tour. The song was officially released on September 18, 2007 through online music stores such as iTunes, URGE.
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 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.
|UK Singles Chart||67|
|UK Rock Chart||1|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||3|
|Modern Rock Tracks||6|
|U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100||6|
- ↑ ""USC Trojan Marching Band to Perform Avenged Sevenfold's "Almost Easy" During Rose Bowl Halftime Show"". Archived from the original. Error: You must specify the date the archive was made using the
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJDmD4X-6II&feature=channel&fmt=18
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 UK Music Charts | The Official UK Top 75 Singles: Week of Mon 11 Feb - Yahoo! Music UK