A moronic acronym that is used as a shorthand Avenged Sevenfold, a metalcore band that finds ways to become dumber and more irritating with everything they do, whether it's comparing themselves to Metallica, praising Korn as the spokesmen for their generation, or expecting fans to take them seriously when they use stage names like M. Shadows
, Zacky Vengance
and Synyster Gates. The last two are the band's guitarists, who receive massive amounts of praise for their technical ability despite the fact that J Mascis
and Stephen Malkmus can both outplay them.