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 • 3 741

  • Ayan Bera
    Ayan Bera  1 days back

    You are a boss

    • Monish Kumar
      Monish Kumar  3 days back

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

      • Fer Guso
        Fer Guso  3 days back


        +62 ?

        • Yoga Aditama
          Yoga Aditama  4 days back

          Mantul om😬😂🤣



            • Захар Абрамов

              это не музыка

              • Ryen Atmaja
                Ryen Atmaja  1 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  1 weeks back

                  The Rev tak tergantikan...

                  • Mohammad Shah
                    Mohammad Shah  1 weeks back

                    🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾🇲🇾 yeahhh

                    • J Official
                      J Official  1 weeks back

                      Kenapa dia ngga gabung ke avenged aja ya?😂

                      • Kharis Mukti
                        Kharis Mukti  1 weeks back

                        Di Indonesia ada Eno diluar negri ada cobus

                        • Rafly Sukma Aziz
                          Rafly Sukma Aziz  1 weeks back


                          • NICKOLAS HARTONO
                            NICKOLAS HARTONO  1 weeks back

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

                            • Tomy est
                              Tomy est  1 weeks back


                              • Nay Zaw Phyo
                                Nay Zaw Phyo  1 weeks back


                                • Verry Andriyanto
                                  Verry Andriyanto  2 weeks back

                                  Alvaro morata

                                  • aveng obenk
                                    aveng obenk  2 weeks back

                                    🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷 2019

                                    • Feri Pati
                                      Feri Pati  2 weeks back

                                      I fans A7X I from 🇮🇩 Indonesia

                                      • M. Chandra Purnama
                                        M. Chandra Purnama  2 weeks back

                                        OCTOBER 2019

                                        • SFKN
                                          SFKN  2 weeks back

                                          Türk yokmu amk ⚡🇹🇷

                                          • Tiphaine Luccy
                                            Tiphaine Luccy  2 weeks back

                                            I love drums. Thanks for sharing. :)

                                            • Sana Gizemi
                                              Sana Gizemi  2 weeks back

                                              1.25 x very good

                                              • Levi Eastin
                                                Levi Eastin  2 weeks back

                                                Soooooo goooooooood

                                                • Erick Steel
                                                  Erick Steel  2 weeks back


                                                  • Grzegorz Pilch
                                                    Grzegorz Pilch  2 weeks back

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

                                                    • Dedhi Girl
                                                      Dedhi Girl  2 weeks back

                                                      Singapore and Singapura

                                                      • まっつー

                                                        good ! from jpn by!

                                                        • Barbara Washington
                                                          Barbara Washington  2 weeks back


                                                          • Захар Абрамов

                                                            это не музыка

                                                            • Andrew Thimoty Katiang
                                                              Andrew Thimoty Katiang  3 weeks back

                                                              keren bro

                                                              • shpedrinha
                                                                shpedrinha  3 weeks back

                                                                Miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiister Crowley, oh wait. xD
                                                                Insane drums bro!

                                                                • Tareq Bhuyan
                                                                  Tareq Bhuyan  3 weeks back


                                                                  • เจมส์ สุราษฎร์


                                                                    • 띠저는
                                                                      띠저는  3 weeks back


                                                                      • Solondaikoto Channel
                                                                        Solondaikoto Channel  3 weeks back

                                                                        Love drum

                                                                        • Ezra Motz
                                                                          Ezra Motz  3 weeks back

                                                                          9.5/10 he didn’t do the rev’s singing parts ;)

                                                                          • Ezra Motz
                                                                            Ezra Motz  3 weeks back

                                                                            Christian Hackl I’m just joking. The original drummer of avenged sevenfold also did backup vocals for this track. So I was saying he didn’t get the full 10 cuz he didn’t also do the singing parts while drumming

                                                                          • Christian Hackl
                                                                            Christian Hackl  3 weeks back

                                                                            What u talking?

                                                                        • ᘓᓆgɹɹ̈̇ɹ •

                                                                          اكو عرب بالطياره لْـۆ بس اني 😭😅

                                                                          • quoc ken Huynh
                                                                            quoc ken Huynh  4 weeks back


                                                                            • BlackKING Solo
                                                                              BlackKING Solo  4 weeks back

                                                                              FUCKING AWESOME

                                                                              • Joel Trujillo
                                                                                Joel Trujillo  4 weeks back

                                                                                Great cover you look like the guy behind the camera in iCarly

                                                                                • Suhendra Hendra
                                                                                  Suhendra Hendra  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Mantap... 👍👏👏👏

                                                                                  • Eka Choirunisa
                                                                                    Eka Choirunisa  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I Miss You Yudha

                                                                                    • Frodo Baggins
                                                                                      Frodo Baggins  4 weeks back

                                                                                      The many extra things you add to the song make it soo much better its awesome

                                                                                      • Dani Gemen
                                                                                        Dani Gemen  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Nissa sabyan simbal 😂

                                                                                        • jao porto
                                                                                          jao porto  4 weeks back

                                                                                          What snare drum does he use ? Big fan by the way . !!!!!

                                                                                          • Abraham Im
                                                                                            Abraham Im  4 weeks back

                                                                                            I think he says in his making of videos

                                                                                          • Abraham Im
                                                                                            Abraham Im  4 weeks back

                                                                                            That looks like a Neil Peart signature DW Time Machine snare

                                                                                        • Harry Prasetio
                                                                                          Harry Prasetio  4 weeks back


                                                                                          • Jandré Gerber
                                                                                            Jandré Gerber  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Goeie werk dude, hou so aan my bla!

                                                                                            • Valdo ?
                                                                                              Valdo ?  1 months back