Avenged Sevenfold was a by-the-numbers screamcore outfit on its first two albums. The Orange County band was one of the first groups to make the unexpected connection between death metal and emo -- and followed this template it helped create with mathematical precision. Vocalist M. Shadows grunted verses like Cookie Monster atop chugging, mid-tempo metal riffs and crooned pop-punk chorus hooks over... More >>>
By Chapman Baehler
You like Hunter S. Thompson, Iron Maiden, ancient Babylon and big loud rock shows? Aww, so does Avenged Sevenfold!