It’s always fun to see a band stretch out musically, and Avenged Sevenfold just proved that they can do that. The band covered the traditional Spanish song “Malaguena Salerosa” (or “La Malageuna”) which is such a staple that it’s been covered over 200 times. This is probably the first metal version of the song, however.
Avenged Sevenfold debuted the song on SiriusXM’s “Octane” last night. The band pull it off very well, staying faithful to the original with some pretty solid flamenco guitar, although there is electric guitar in there. It’s reminscent of how The Bronx have a side gig as Mariachi El Bronx, and with the #1 pop song in the country being sung mostly in Spanish, the band couldn’t have picked a better time to release this.