Terms have been misleading on this band so let's set the record straight; Avenged Sevenfold is NOT for a fact a metal band or nor do they claim to be a metalcore or hardcore band. They have stated before that they do not appreciate the mislabeling and that they merely write whatever style their heart's desire. Many supposed fans have given this amazing band a bad name and image by claiming that they are trying to be metal or that they think they are. It is unfortunate that many fans open their mouths trying to defend this rock band before knowing what they are talking about. It is important to look into the bands musical roots and their intentions before saying ANYTHING, whatsoever!