|"This Means War"|
|Song by Avenged Sevenfold|
|from the album Hail to the King|
"This Means War" is a song by American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold from the album Hail to the King.
Various publications have lambasted the track for its uncanny similarities to Metallica's 1992 single "Sad but True". The song was singled out by Machine Head's vocalist Robb Flynn as a ripoff. Users on Ultimate Guitar voted the song into the site's "Worst Guitar Riffs" list.
A music video was released mid-summer of 2014, directed by Andrew Baird. The song was featured in the video game WWE 2K15.
Now that they've already cribbed the lyrical style of "Sad But True," A7X crib the actual music from that song on "This Means War." There's even a little pause at the beginning before the main riff kicks in, as is the case on "Sad"…