Avenged Sevenfold‘s album The Stage had a lot to say, via song. Across its eleven tracks, The Stage commented on several big topics, such as society’s insistence on creating a flashy façade, the true cost of advancements to humanity, our compliance to false freedoms, questions of faith, questions of reality, as well as marveling at the fact that we are all just hurtling on a ball through space, with much of our ‘reality’ being man-made.
A stand out track for us on The Stage was “Creating God”. Specifically due to the fact that it is heaven via soul-rattling drums. It also features crunchy riffage and has a song structure that we got stuck on, as well as the importance of the topic itself. Each verse of “Creating God” starts cleanly and simply, before further weight of sounded is added with guitars, building up to a hectically paced pre-chorus before leaping into a broad and anthemic chorus.
“Creating God” speaks about our insistence on technological advancements as a species, and how we may be getting ahead of ourselves, unclear of where we are headed with these evolutions.
“Never held a high regard for Darwin, selection takes too long
A little kick in the pool shouldn’t do us wrong
Devouring the very last invention man would ever need
But exponential growth is a frightening thing, indeed”
“Creating God” is also impressive due to the fire created by the guitar solo after the second chorus. There’s so much to love about this track, hence why we hit repeat on it..