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OC Weekly’s Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands Of All Time.
October 9, 2012, 7:25 pm
Filed under: Avenged Sevenfold, News

OC Weekly have published their list of the “Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands Of All Time” and Avenged Sevenfold were chosen at #10.

10. Avenged Sevenfold
This Huntington Beach four-piece occupy a weird space in the annals of OC metal, or metalcore, whatever you want to call it. Despite being rejected by the majority of old-school metal fans (i.e. anyone with a sleeveless denim jacket, a Napalm Death concert stub and tattoos older than you), Avenged Sevenfold have one of the most rabid young fan bases in the game. Coming up alongside the brutal shredding of colleagues like Eighteen Visions and Atreyu, the band dubbed A7X were one of the first bands to really embrace a more glammed-out ’80s resurgence of noodling guitar riffs, guy-liner, and a ghoulish identity that had a touch more humor than the blood-splattering, gut ripping aesthetic perfected by metal bands of old. You could say they’ve become the official bro band of their home city, but then again a lot of those lifted truck jockeys don’t appreciate just how musically proficient these guys are. Despite the untimely death of drummer James “The Rev” Sullivan, vocalist Matthew “M.Shadows” Sanders and company have persevered. To date, they’ve sold more than 4 million albums worldwide. What can we say, obviously someone’s diggin’ it.


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Hell yeah I’m diggin it!! lol :)

Comment by paige whalin

Will forever remain my favourite band of all time and I dont care how much crap I get for it. I’ll never forget the first time I heard Darkness Surrounding – my 13-year-old self was mind-blown. These guys changed it all.

Comment by Am

I dont care what the stupid haters say, I love this band. t(._.t)

Comment by Cheyenne

I’ve seen Napalm death,they were classed as hardcore punk back then, crap actually ,seen as a bit of a joke by proper punks (amazing how time gives you cred).As old as i am am ( no denim cut off here), A7X are still my fave band, very few bands i have seen have their depth and reproduce it live aswell.there fans aren’t all young.

Comment by juice

Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. A7X #1

Comment by Tracey7777

4 Piece????

Comment by Kevin

Im digging it! Been with A7X since waking the fallen and havent looked back! They are the greatest band of all time to me! Love me some avenged!

Comment by AshleyA7X

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