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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Comments • 3 762

  • Shahd Adel
    Shahd Adel  18 hours back

    Loved it so much ❤❤❤❤

    • Kory Thielen
      Kory Thielen  1 days 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  2 days back

        what a fucking bass dude !!!

        • Cosmic Galaxy_
          Cosmic Galaxy_  2 days back

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

          • Fersa Novyanty
            Fersa Novyanty  3 days back

            Forgoten from lamb of god please

            • John Coffey
              John Coffey  3 days back


              • mas puji
                mas puji  3 days back

                gilee mantam jiwaaa coyy

                • Shelby Kelley
                  Shelby Kelley  3 days back


                  • Estu Wong
                    Estu Wong  3 days 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 days 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  5 days back

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

                          • Frodo Baggins
                            Frodo Baggins  6 days 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  6 days back

                              Gw balik lagi ke channel ini gara2 kangen maen drum 🤣

                              • SAMSUL 2002
                                SAMSUL 2002  6 days back

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

                              • Martin Kiel
                                Martin Kiel  7 days back

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

                                • Toxic_Twon
                                  Toxic_Twon  4 days back

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

                              • Mellow
                                Mellow  1 weeks back

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

                                • Ayan Bera
                                  Ayan Bera  1 weeks back

                                  You are a boss

                                  • Monish Kumar
                                    Monish Kumar  2 weeks back

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

                                    • Fer Guso
                                      Fer Guso  2 weeks back


                                      +62 ?

                                      • Yoga Aditama
                                        Yoga Aditama  2 weeks back

                                        Mantul om😬😂🤣

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                                          • Захар Абрамов

                                            это не музыка

                                            • Ryen Atmaja
                                              Ryen Atmaja  2 weeks back

                                              Emg gokill bgt skill nya, tp klo buat gabung ke A7x kyknya gak cocok deh. Soulnya kurang dpt gitu sama a7x.

                                              • rizki alamsyah
                                                rizki alamsyah  2 weeks back

                                                The Rev tak tergantikan...

                                                • Mohammad Shah
                                                  Mohammad Shah  2 weeks back

                                                  🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾 yeahhh

                                                • J Official
                                                  J Official  2 weeks back

                                                  Kenapa dia ngga gabung ke avenged aja ya?😂

                                                  • Kharis Mukti
                                                    Kharis Mukti  2 weeks back

                                                    Di Indonesia ada Eno diluar negri ada cobus

                                                    • Rafly Sukma Aziz
                                                      Rafly Sukma Aziz  2 weeks back


                                                      • NICKOLAS HARTONO
                                                        NICKOLAS HARTONO  3 weeks back

                                                        This is ANT MAN (paul rudd) or im wrong??

                                                        • Tomy Rahmanda Putro
                                                          Tomy Rahmanda Putro  3 weeks back


                                                          • Nay Zaw Phyo
                                                            Nay Zaw Phyo  3 weeks back


                                                            • Verry Andriyanto
                                                              Verry Andriyanto  3 weeks back

                                                              Alvaro morata

                                                              • aveng obenk
                                                                aveng obenk  3 weeks back

                                                                🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷 2019

                                                                • Feri Pati
                                                                  Feri Pati  3 weeks back

                                                                  I fans A7X I from 🇮🇩 Indonesia

                                                                  • M. Chandra Purnama
                                                                    M. Chandra Purnama  3 weeks back

                                                                    OCTOBER 2019

                                                                    • SFKN
                                                                      SFKN  3 weeks back

                                                                      Türk yokmu amk ⚡🇹🇷

                                                                      • Tiphaine Luccy
                                                                        Tiphaine Luccy  3 weeks back

                                                                        I love drums. Thanks for sharing. :)

                                                                        • Sana Gizemi
                                                                          Sana Gizemi  3 weeks back

                                                                          1.25 x very good

                                                                          • Levi Eastin
                                                                            Levi Eastin  3 weeks back

                                                                            Soooooo goooooooood

                                                                            • Erick Steel
                                                                              Erick Steel  3 weeks back


                                                                              • Grzegorz Pilch
                                                                                Grzegorz Pilch  3 weeks back

                                                                                tempo 138.... slices on foot bass drum... lazy man:D, but its awesome:D

                                                                                • Dedhi Girl
                                                                                  Dedhi Girl  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Singapore and Singapura

                                                                                  • まっつー
                                                                                    まっつー  3 weeks back

                                                                                    good ! from jpn by!

                                                                                    • Barbara Washington
                                                                                      Barbara Washington  4 weeks back


                                                                                      • Захар Абрамов

                                                                                        это не музыка

                                                                                        • Andrew Thimoty Katiang
                                                                                          Andrew Thimoty Katiang  4 weeks back

                                                                                          keren bro

                                                                                          • shpedrinha
                                                                                            shpedrinha  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiister Crowley, oh wait. xD
                                                                                            Insane drums bro!