|Single by Avenged Sevenfold|
|from the album Avenged Sevenfold|
|Released||September 18, 2007|
|Format||Promo CD, Single CD|
|Recorded||2007 at Sunset Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, California, Eldorado Recording Studios, and Burbank & Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California|
|Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology|
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 drummer, Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan. In the second chorus 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 song is available as downloadable content for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as of March 6, 2008 and featured again as part of the Avenged Sevenfold track pack for Guitar Hero 5. The song is also featured in Rock Band 2 and Need for Speed: ProStreet.
- UK Promo Single
- "Almost Easy" – 3:55
- UK Single
- "Almost Easy" - 3:56
- "Almost Easy (Live)" - 3:53
Note: Both Version have exactly the same "Album Version" of "Almost Easy" (At exception of course of the Live Version). Simply, in the UK Single Version, the track has one more second of silence at the end.
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 appears to be 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 bands recognizable logo from the Avenged Sevenfold album cover, 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.
M. Shadows then said "wouldn't it be cool if we (Avenged Sevenfold) were playing in a fiery blaze and a bunch of people were running towards us" an idea that eventually became the video. As of April 2013, it has 14,418,964 views on YouTube.
- Avenged Sevenfold
- M. Shadows - lead vocals
- Zacky Vengeance - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- The Rev - drums, backing vocals
- Synyster Gates - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Johnny Christ - bass, backing vocals
|UK Singles Chart||67|
|UK Rock Chart||1|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||3|
|Modern Rock Tracks||6|
|U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100||6|
- "Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold". Chad Bowar.
- ""USC Trojan Marching Band to Perform Avenged Sevenfold's "Almost Easy" During Rose Bowl Halftime Show"".
- "USC Band | Rose Bowl 2009 | Almost Easy | Avenged Sevenfold". YouTube. 2009-01-04. Retrieved 2012-01-13.
- UK Music Charts | The Official UK Top 75 Singles: Week of Mon 11 Feb - Yahoo! Music UK