NWOAHM: Avenged Sevenfold – City of Evil
Avenged Sevenfold has been a huge influence for me. They came up in two scenes: the metalcore scene and the emo scene. Within both scenes people adored them. And so did I, although I was more a metalcore guy then a emo guy. But nevertheless, they are great musicians. ‘City Of Evil’ is my favorite because the songs are longer then usual, the artistic aspect of the music is very very high and I always saw this album as a true ‘metal’ album. They used so many influences in this record that it became a classic album, like ‘London Calling’. The album has got a ‘fairytale’ vibe to it, and the tracklisting is perfectly built. From a musician’s point of view this album is a masterpiece. It may not be their most ‘NWOAHM’ album ever, that was definitely \Waking The Fallen’ & ‘Unholy Confessions’ is a true anthem to this era.