American heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold was named by "Ultimate Guitar" as the second best band of the decade. The band is noted for mixing its hard rock/heavy metal sound with traces of country and even Broadway.
Avenged Sevenfold made a first release of "Sounding the Seventh Trumpet," but "City of Evil," their third release, is considered their major debut. "Nightmare" took the number one spot on Billboard, the band's first. Watch for 2011 touring venues.