This was the first song that Avenged Sevenfold wrote for Hail to the King
, hence it being a throwback to band's traditional sound. Guitarist Synyster Gates told MusicRadar.com
: "It's a little progressive, but we wanted to maintain some space in the arrangement so the drums could shine and the riffs and vocals could breathe."
He added: "This is a lot of guitar, though, some big moments. If you're not the biggest groove fan – and it you're not, you should be – there's still a progressive element. So it's a mix, this song, and it worked out really well."