City of Evil

Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 125 ratings
2005 Ratings: #86
Liked by 4 people
June 6, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner Bros. / Label
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres
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I'm a sucker for cringeworthy, nasal vocals
This is the album that proves Avenged Sevenfold is more than just a shitty metalcore band. Vicious, speedy and ferocious--everything a heavy metal band should be. I hate to be THAT GUY, but Avenged Sevenfold really is THE heavy metal band of the 21st century.
This is a lot better than it has any right to be. I used to absolutely devour this album as a kid but became pretty disillusioned by the entire groups work after this project, souring me on returning to this album at this point in my life. I even kind of intentionally expected to give this an all around poor review, but that isn't what's going to happen. Sure, the album has some pretty try-hard moments where the group is trying to be more hard than they actually are, and Shadows vocals can ... read more
Another middle school classic. Upon revisiting this one, I was a little taken aback by how well the instrumental work holds up. The playing across this record ranges from competent to, honestly, pretty fantastic, particularly the flashy drumming of The Rev (RIP) and the instantly recognizable solo tone of Synyster Gates. Can't say the same for M. Shadows's vocals, though...
Very good
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Track List

  1. Beast And The Harlot
  2. Burn It Down
  3. Blinded In Chains
  4. Bat Country
  5. Trashed And Scattered
  6. Seize The Day
  7. Sidewinder
  8. The Wicked End
  9. Strength Of The World
  10. Betrayed
  11. M.I.A.
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Added on: August 17, 2014