Kerrang! made a list of 10 killer tracks from huge bands’ early punk days with Avenged Sevenfold’s “Streets” making the cut.
AVENGED SEVENFOLD – STREETS
Avenged Sevenfold have shifted their sound a lot over the years. They’ve gone from metalcore, to speed metal, to groove metal, to hard rock, and these days the best way to describe them is good ol’ fashioned heavy metal. There’s even one song from their very early days where they dabbled in melodic hardcore a la H2o or Sick Of It All. Unlike every other song on their debut album Sounding The Seventh Trumpet, frontman M. Shadows doesn’t scream at all on Streets, and the track begins with a bouncy bassline that could be mistaken for a Bane intro. It’s essentially A7X’s version of a punk song, and it slaps a lot harder than you might think.