Cobus - Avenged Sevenfold - Critical Acclaim (Drum Cover)

  • Published: 02 May 2014
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    Avenged Sevenfold - Critical Acclaim
    from the 2007 release Avenged Sevenfold
    is the copyrighted property of its owner(s).

    I very proudly endorse the following companies:

    DW Drums & Hardware
    Sabian Cymbals
    Evans Drumheads
    Promark Sticks
    Logitech Ultimate Ears IEM's (PRM)

    This video was shot 100% GoPro,
    with 9 Hero 3+ cameras, in 1080p at 24fps.

    Recorded and mixed using Cubase 7
    Edited using Sony Vegas

    Filmed and recorded at Drum Channel Studios,
    Oxnard, California, USA.

    This video is part of The Quadrum Series and was filmed, edited, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced in its entirety by Cobus Potgieter.

    NO drum replacement was done in this mix, this is a 100% acoustically recorded and mixed track: absolutely no supplementation, layering, or triggering was done.


    This song has been on my wish-list for a cover pretty much since the first time I heard it. The only thing that always held me back, though, was the double-bass madness. It's not incredibly fast or complicated, but I absolutely never practice single-strokes on the kick, which is why I am sincerely not good at that, at all. I do some bursts and patterns using heel-toe (which is the main reason I started playing double-bass in the first place) but I never practice straight up consistent single strokes.

    Here's the crazy part: the BPM of this song is such that it was JUST fast enough to be out of my comfortable range when I used single strokes (I'd hold it consistently for about 5 seconds, then I would just tense up and look supremely spastic) but also JUST slow enough to my out of my comfortable range when using heel-toe. What the flip?! So I practiced it for a week or two, spending time every day trying to get my singles faster, as well as getting my doubles SLOWER.. which is a weird concept, but I had to be able to control the slower speed when playing doubles. After a lot of practicing, the heel-toe control improved before the single stroke speed did, so I opted for heel-toe.. much to the dismay of my shins.

    Most 16th note kick patterns you hear in this cover was played using heel-toe, except for a few quick bursts of single strokes here and there. All extended 16th note segments were done using heel-toe (after which my shins caught fire).

    All of that said: playing along to a hard rock track is fun beyond measure. Minimal ghost notes, just straight up power and drive. LOVE IT.

    Also: this is the only track in The Quadrum Series (and my first cover EVER!) where I used a different snare drum than the other songs in the series. My main snare was tuned quite high and responsive for the other tracks, but I wanted a more beefy tone for this song. The snare that I used is Neil Peart's personal Snakes & Arrows from right here at Drum Channel. I've used this snare in many places (on 8 of the 11 songs on my Ventura Lights' debut album, Way Up Here) and I absolutely love it.
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  • Gurunath gharat
    Gurunath gharat  4 hours back

    What you st which is going to be in town for a few days so you don't have to come in town and good morning to you and the day after Thanksgiving I hope your day is great too you know when I'm leaving and I'll meet you at the office so I'll be home around me and the girls and I are you doing today I hope your ok and you so much I will you too babe and I hope your family is doing ok and that you are well and enjoying the day off and I have to go to the store and get some rest and feel better soon and that you are well and enjoying the day off and I have a few questions about the day off and go to the gym and then I will send
    Ryryd f

    • Михаил Петров

      Привет с 2к19 ребят :D советую еще бамфанк глянуть с 2009 года :D

      • 111jazza111
        111jazza111  3 days back

        Respectable amount of drummer's face. Solid cover.

        • Metal Cup
          Metal Cup  4 days back

          Music store: How many cymbals do you want?

          Cobus: *Yes*

          • Metal Cup
            Metal Cup  2 days back

            @Toxicmatrix indeed.

          • Toxicmatrix
            Toxicmatrix  2 days back

            Not even close. These are rookie numbers in comparison to a lot of drummers.

        • Mestre sergio vargas
          Mestre sergio vargas  5 days back

          Luis Suárez!

          • Maxwell jeddie anak Gayau

            rock drum guysssss sss s

            • Yahya Hraizi
              Yahya Hraizi  6 days back


              • Az Hd
                Az Hd  1 weeks back

                4:13 fail

                • richs4god1
                  richs4god1  5 days back

                  Az Hd show your video of you doing better.

              • Adrian Røren
                Adrian Røren  1 weeks back

                Exactly what Sabian cymbals is he using?

                • Drum Ember
                  Drum Ember  1 weeks back


                  • Sugeng Haryanto
                    Sugeng Haryanto  1 weeks back


                    • Rizmansyah
                      Rizmansyah  1 weeks back


                      • Crisye Widakdo
                        Crisye Widakdo  2 weeks back

                        Respect ☠️

                        • Abhishek Kumar
                          Abhishek Kumar  2 weeks back

                          Bro really best drum play I am also Indian and I am really drum and next my teacher is you drumer trainer

                          • KO '
                            KO '  2 weeks back

                            Love From Thailand ❤

                            • Caleb Arrow
                              Caleb Arrow  2 weeks back

                              Deadly 😮 👍🏻

                              • Soy Boy
                                Soy Boy  2 weeks back

                                This is the kind of work out music i need

                                • Roni Syah
                                  Roni Syah  2 weeks back

                                  suarez playing drum

                                  • nabil Zhar
                                    nabil Zhar  3 weeks back

                                    Good game bro

                                    • Destiny Chavez
                                      Destiny Chavez  3 weeks back

                                      Yo I want to play the drums so bad but I'm a floot player

                                      • حسون الملك HASON_-_ALKiNG


                                        • deependra singh
                                          deependra singh  3 weeks back


                                          • Alexander Kiryushkin
                                            Alexander Kiryushkin  3 weeks back

                                            Those accents though!

                                            • nur nabilah
                                              nur nabilah  3 weeks back

                                              Perfecto!! ❤️

                                              • nur nabilah
                                                nur nabilah  2 weeks back

                                                @Kiki saputra tahu pon malu 😑. Sila belajar apa itu adab yaa. Aku x de masalah pon dgn indon tapi kau tu cermin negara kau. 👌

                                              • Kiki saputra
                                                Kiki saputra  2 weeks back

                                                Eh lu jangan bawa² negara dong

                                              • nur nabilah
                                                nur nabilah  2 weeks back

                                                @Kiki saputra bangsat tuu lu dasar indon bodoh!!

                                              • Kiki saputra
                                                Kiki saputra  2 weeks back

                                                Emang bangsat itu apa

                                              • nur nabilah
                                                nur nabilah  2 weeks back

                                                @Kiki saputra kau cari masalah tu kenape bodoh? Tiba2 panggil aku bangsat 🖕

                                            • Anurag Biswas
                                              Anurag Biswas  3 weeks back

                                              Mind blowing metal Drumming

                                              • Shahd Adel
                                                Shahd Adel  3 weeks back

                                                Loved it so much ❤❤❤❤

                                                • Kory Thielen
                                                  Kory Thielen  3 weeks back

                                                  What’s that China? Tim from the red shore uses that same China on the Avarice of man and I love it so much

                                                  • Riezky Gilang
                                                    Riezky Gilang  4 weeks back

                                                    what a fucking bass dude !!!

                                                    • Cosmic Galaxy_
                                                      Cosmic Galaxy_  4 weeks back

                                                      Um dos melhores cover de bateria do Avenged! 👏🔥🤘

                                                      • Fersa Novyanty
                                                        Fersa Novyanty  4 weeks back

                                                        Forgoten from lamb of god please

                                                        • John Coffey
                                                          John Coffey  4 weeks back


                                                          • mas puji
                                                            mas puji  4 weeks back

                                                            gilee mantam jiwaaa coyy

                                                            • Shelby Kelley
                                                              Shelby Kelley  4 weeks back


                                                              • Estu Wong
                                                                Estu Wong  4 weeks back

                                                                Suarez, is that u?

                                                                • synyster gates fans Brian elwin haner jr

                                                                  Excellent brota this is the best cover so far in YouTube.... eagerly waiting for next video 🤘

                                                                  • Nicholas Sibley
                                                                    Nicholas Sibley  4 weeks back

                                                                    The first time i ever heard ax7 was this video, and of course it had to be a drum cover so here i an 5 years later coming back to watch this as a stress reliever before my gig.

                                                                    • Sidhant Agarwalla
                                                                      Sidhant Agarwalla  4 weeks back

                                                                      Cobus in action. Such a BLISS. keep up the ACTION.

                                                                      • Frodo Baggins
                                                                        Frodo Baggins  4 weeks back

                                                                        this is my favorite Avenged song. and this is my favorite cover. i watch this cover everyday. i strive to be as good as you

                                                                        • Persian Casper
                                                                          Persian Casper  4 weeks back

                                                                          Gw balik lagi ke channel ini gara2 kangen maen drum 🤣

                                                                          • SAMSUL 2002
                                                                            SAMSUL 2002  4 weeks back

                                                                            2019 ada🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩

                                                                          • Martin Kiel
                                                                            Martin Kiel  4 weeks back

                                                                            I'd love to let some of my anger and stress out like this ahaha

                                                                            • Toxic_Twon
                                                                              Toxic_Twon  4 weeks back

                                                                              Martin Kiel I do it just be careful with sticks or buy multiple backups because 🥵

                                                                          • Mellow
                                                                            Mellow  4 weeks back

                                                                            What happened at 3:04? Don't look right

                                                                            • Ayan Bera
                                                                              Ayan Bera  1 months back

                                                                              You are a boss

                                                                              • Monish Kumar
                                                                                Monish Kumar  1 months back

                                                                                Absolutely Amazing, I really enjoyed it!, See this New Album 'Monish Jasbird - Death Blow', channel link , you can try :)

                                                                                • Fer Guso
                                                                                  Fer Guso  1 months back


                                                                                  +62 ?

                                                                                  • Yoga Aditama
                                                                                    Yoga Aditama  1 months back

                                                                                    Mantul om😬😂🤣

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