If at first you don’t succeed, try again
Avenged Sevenfold proved that they are not above criticism and that they will listen to what their fans have to say. The band released the track “Mad Hatter” last week and many were not happy with the sound of the recording. Several fans pointed out that something wasn’t quite right in the mix. The backlash was enough for frontman M. Shadows to take notice, who released a statement saying he agrees with the complaints and that a new version of the song would be released Monday (today).
Posting on the band’s subreddit, M. Shadows admits, “We were pushing the limits in a lot of different ways and once the compression of streaming services and radio got a hold of it the clarity becomes muddied. I heard it on the radio and was like ‘Oh s***!'”