Ah, I missed talking about Avenged Sevenfold!
As we await the highly anticipated follow-up to 2016’s The Stage, A7x – likely aware that nearly three-and-a-half years is a long ass time without new music – have a new holdover scheme for us. They’re re-releasing the 2008 b-sides collection Diamonds in the Rough for streaming services.
Evidently, this “streaming version” includes at least one never-before-heard song: “Set Me Free”, originally recorded during 2013’s Hail to the King sessions.
In the video below, I give my take on this lost child of Hail to the King. Did they do the right thing leaving it on the cutting room floor? Is it a worthy track in its own right?
Check out my full thoughts in the video below, and be sure to look out for the streaming version of Diamonds in the Rough, which drops February 7th!