The return of this awesome song to my musical gaming repertoire! When I bought Guitar Hero II for my Playstation 2 in October of 2006, I had never heard of the band, Avenged Sevenfold. Near the end of the song, Jess and I came across this awesome song, The Beast and the Harlot and instantly fell in love. We loved playing it, but soon after, I got the PS3 and rarely played the PS2 anymore. We missed the song, and we watched as Rock Band 1 and 2 and countless downloadable songs came out without this song being added to the Rock Band catalog. Meanwhile, a few other Avenged Sevenfold songs were released for Rock Band and they became a favorite of ours. Last month, we even got to see them for the first time in concert and they were amazing!!! Just look how they started off their concert:
Note: This isn't my recording nor the show we were at, but this is how it was at ours as well. Oh yeah, this isn't the song I am talking about either; just an aside of how awesome this band is! Sound quality isn't great, but you get the idea.
LOVE this band! SO, back to the actual song and there really isn't too much history, especially since it was just released in March of 2006. The song wasn't a huge hit, only reaching #19 on the hard rock charts, but it was enough to earn its way on to the Guitar Hero II setlist, and that opened the band up to a huge new set of fans, myself included. The song has a TON of biblical references and is about the fall of Babylon, but also compares Hollywood to Babylon and how Hollywood is full of ways to get corrupted. I love this video! Oh yeah, you have to click on the link to actually go see it...
So what am I excited about to play? First and foremost, the drums. I have already played the guitar in this song from GHII and am looking for something new. The drums are awesome in this song and I know they are going to be a heck of a challenge. Should be a ton of fun!