Burn It Down (Avenged Sevenfold song)

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"Burn It Down"
Single by Avenged Sevenfold
from the album City of Evil
Released June 12, 2005
Format Compact Disc, 7" vinyl
Genre Heavy metal
Length 4:59
Label Warner Bros. 5439 15736 2
Writer(s) Avenged Sevenfold
Producer(s) Andrew Murdock
Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold singles chronology
"Unholy Confessions"
"Burn It Down"
"Bat Country"

"Burn It Down" is a single by Avenged Sevenfold from their third studio album City of Evil. The record was released on June 12, 2005 via Warner Bros.[1]


As opposed to their other released videos from City of Evil, such as "Bat Country" which features a performance as well as a scenario running with the song, "Burn It Down" simply features the band's live performance of the song. However, the audio itself is not live but the album track synced over the live video with the exceptions of the first and last few seconds. The song features a mix of guitar technique highlighted by the dueling arpeggios at the beginning of the song and the famous heavy metal technique, the gallop, in the first verse. The song is lyrically taking perspective from someone who has been betrayed time and time again, and will take no more ("Don't need you fuck camaraderie") and vows revenge ("Hatred fuels my blood"). The song "Beast and the Harlot", which is the previous song on the album, segues into Burn it Down. It is the shortest song on the album and is the only one under 5 minutes in total length.

"Burn It Down" was also featured in the Saw III soundtrack.

Formats and track listings[edit]

Import single
  1. "Burn It Down" [Album version]
  2. "Syn's Solo (Live)"
Enhanced import single
  1. "Burn It Down" [Album version]
  2. "Beast and the Harlot" [Live from BBC Radio 1's Lock Up]
  3. "Burn It Down" (Music video)
  1. "Burn It Down" [Album version]



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