Our series of Avenged Sevenfold Unforgettable Moments continues with a look at shredder Synyster Gates.

Syn has been hailed by many as one of the 21st century’s greatest guitarists and one of hard rock and metal’s all-time best players. It’s not difficult to see why when A7X launch into a song like “Eternal Rest,” which is kicked off with a ripping lead. You’ll also see Gates perform part of a live solo along with his extended “Bat Country” bridge part.

One of Synyster Gates’ most watched moments is his drunken “Take the shot!” plea. Like a true purveyor, Gates was adamant that everyone get to his level of wasted. When a friend refused to take a shot of absinthe because of his sore throat, Syn crawled onto the bar room table and peer pressured the dude in one of the funniest and most obnoxious ways possible.

Remember when Avenged Sevenfold were featured in Call of Duty: Black Ops II? Syn and M. Shadows were both actually filmed with motion capture technology so the duo could verbally emasculate a potential guest guitarist. Syn didn’t hold back, slapping around the timid Menendez for laughs.

Check out these 10 Unforgettable Synyster Gates Avenged Sevenfold Moments above and look out for the rest of our Unforgettable Moments series with A7X!

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