In the newest issue, Kerrang! list their “50 Greatest Metal Albums Ever!” Avenged Sevenfold’s “City Of Evil” comes in at #35.
“When we started on this record,” recalls M. Shadows of his band’s third album, “we said, ‘You know what? None of our favourite bands are super-extreme, they just write really good melodic songs that are still heavy.'” And so it came to pass that City of Evil ditched much of the metalcore sound that had characterised A7X’s previous work, and infused the new songs with a career-making blend of classic heavy metal and hard rock.”