Avenged Sevenfold have a very clear, very simple and very focused aspiration. They don't want to put out millions of records and coast on the wave of what they've already done. Instead, they want to be the Metallica or the Pantera of their generation, taking the baton and carrying metal forward into the future. Those are some big words, but if any band can back it up, it's Avenged. Just ask 'em.