I happen to love both bands. It's not fair to compare Shadows to Andy. Same with BVB vs A7X. Avenged has been around way longer, so of course they are more experienced and a better band. But with Jinxx and Jake PItts, they have good potential of being as good as Zacky and Syn, just as CC is awesome, but not as good as The Rev was but is as good if not better than Arin. When BVB has as many years behind them as A7X does, then compare them. They are both awesome bands, but with the experience factor added in, A7X wins.