Heavy Metal World Cup: Within Temptation vs Avenged Sevenfold

Within Temptation vs Avenged Sevenfold

The third match of the Heavy Metal World Cup 2018 takes place between Within Temptation (representing Netherlands) and Avenged Sevenfold (representing USA).

Two of metal's biggest bands, both at arena level and both have headlined festivals in the United Kingdom – Within Temptation headlined Bloodstock in 2015 and Avenged Sevenfold headlined Download this year.

Here's how they stack up...

Within Temptation

Members: 7
Albums: 6
Genre: Symphonic metal
Biggest Song: Mother Earth
Most Likely To: Let us burn

Avenged Sevenfold

Members: 5
Albums: 7
Genre: Heavy metal
Biggest Song: Hail To The King
Most Likely To: Embrace prog rock

Who do you want to win? The poll below is open for 24 hours. Go go go!

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.