Guitar World have put up their list of “30 Greatest Shred Albums OF All Time” and Avenged Sevenfold’s “City of Evil” is included. Check out what they had to say about the album and Synyster Gates below:
City of Evil (Avenged Sevenfold, 2005)
Who: Metal’s Flashiest Gun
Shredder Credentials: GIT-educated, with a background in jazz-fusion guitar and a love for the movie soundtrack work of Danny Elfman, Gates is among the most well-roudned and idiosyncratic players in metal today. His speed and skills are ferocious, and his solos on City Of Evil tracks like “Beast and the Harlot” and “Bat Country” play like mini-compsitions full of finger-twisting licks, acrobatic sweeps, devilish chromatics and towering dual-harmony runs.
Song: Beast and the Harlot
Thanks to Dietrick for sending this in.