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Chapter Four


Avenged Sevenfold

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This song is about the Cain and Abel story, which is the fourth chapter of the Book of Genesis in The Bible. Compare the lyrics to the events in the book, they are a clear match. (thanks, Keaton - Fort Walton Beach, FL)
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Comments (17):

avenged sevenfolds name came from the same book and chapter of the bible lol. its Genesis 4:15
- Collin Caves, Oskaloosa, IA
This has to be my fav song from A7X. It is just so epic! Waking the Fallen is, in my opinion, the greatest album to come from them. However, I love *all* of A7X's work; they are just that amazing.
- Sam, Elk Grove Village, IL
Love this song. It's ironic, it was the reason I joined my band,(Which is largely instrumentally influenced by Avenged Sevenfold) and the story of where A7x got their name.
- Bill, Wayne, NJ
m. shadows is the singer, the screamer was zacky. in live performances the don't scream, but just sing it
- Bubba, Reno, NV
This song has hxc lyrics, "I'm coming to kill you, won;t leave until you die"
- alan, The Meadow of Rainbows, United Kingdom
Joshua, you wrote mythology twice, once in the middle of your comment, and once at the end
- John, Moline, IL
well alot of bands write music based off of mythology, whats dfferent about them writing about religion???
- Joshua, Phoenix, AZ
its funny they sing sinister music but thier name comes from the bible
- jackson, austin, TX
Lol. Who cares. its more of a gothic manner to me. Lol. Not much of a believer in the bible but they made a damn good song out of it :]
- Tina, Santa Ana, CA
I dont get it thy write all dese songs about christianity and related subjects, but they say they arent religious + m. sheaddows and rev got kicked out of catholic school they might have been religious at one point in life. but u never know....... O.o >_<
- bobsaget, Santee, CA
This is an obvious match to CHapter Four of Genesis...and its A7X's best song so far

~16 more days~
- Casey, Whitestown, IN
Who really cares? It's a great song. The only thing is who's m. shadows is he the screamer or the singer on that song?
- Manny, Green Lane, PA
Also they get the Name of the band from Genesis 4:15
"And the LORD said to him, ?Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.? And the LORD set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him."
(vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold)=Avenged Sevenfold
- Nathan, Conyers, GA
Genesis is a kick ass band.
- Austin, Parma, OH
Matt and Zacky explain this song in there interview in AP this last month and it's about the 4th chapter of Genesis in the Bible when Cain kills Abel and God marks him so he can never be saved. Genesis is The first book of the bible it means the Beginning. This is by far the best song on Waking the Fallen.
- Spencer, Windsor, Canada
Cain and Abel some parts are word for word in Genisis
- alex, st louis, MO
Genesis is a BOOK, in the bible, not a chapter. It's based on Chapter Four OF Genesis, which is book one. But, it's awesome that the whole song is based out Genesis. Thanks for the fact.
- Alexis, Mackinac, MI
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