Do you remember when AFI were a legitimate hardcore band? It seems like a lifetime ago and the AFI doing the rounds now is almost an entirely different unit to the one who put out Answer That and Stay Fashionable in the mid-90s. That being said, those early records have not aged particularly impressively so maybe that is a good thing. On AFI (The Blood Album), which is the group's tenth effort, can these goth punk goons still bring it?
With expectations for a slick, arena rock album firmly set by recent preview tracks 'Snow Cats' and 'White Offerings', it is no surprise when the album kicks off with the fairly plodding, paint by numbers of 'Dark Snow'. This is a very safe, mid paced, middle of the road tune with a bit of synth bass in the verse and more or less no personality. Arguably, the most striking thing about 'Dark Snow' is what a deeply unsuitable album opener it is.
It is fortunate then, that 'Still a Stranger' is up next and kicks things into gear with an overblown Iron Maiden-esque guitar riff jostling for space next to acoustic guitars and a gigantic chorus. Here we see AFI with a definite fire in their bellies putting together something with a bit of attitude; something memorable. In fact, generally this LP is better when the band up the pace; particular highlights coming in the form of 'Dumb Kids' and 'Hidden Knives.'
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Oscar, 30 Seconds to Mars Tour, then joining Linkin Park and AFI. Leto's fingers are in many pies, it's true
Jared Leto isn’t like most Oscar winners. He’s been criticised for his role as the transgender character Rayon, and not 48 hours after his Best Supporting Actor win for the role, it has been announced that he and his band – 30 Seconds to Mars – are off on a massive tour with Linkin Park.
30 Seconds to Mars are off on tour with Linkin Park
He and his 16-year-old rock band, will perform in San Diego Sept. 16 at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. They have middle-billing between the headlining Linkin Park and AFI to kick off the Carnivore Tour. Explaining the title of the tour, Linkin Park's Sinoda said: "Carnivores is a metaphor that is meant to convey an appetite for something visceral and substantive, and I feel that’s exactly the hunger this tour will feed."
Punk enthusiasts gear up for another slamming year at Chicago's raucous Riot Fest!
Taking place in Chicago on September 13th - 15th 2013 at Humboldt Park, Riot Fest is set to be possibly THE hottest punk festival of the year having been staging some of the biggest rock legends since its inception in 2005. It's bigger and better than ever before and there isn't just live music to enjoy either; there's an array of carnival rides and Lucha Libre plus a massive range of meal choices suitable for everyone.
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Which songs from #Bodies do you want to hear live in the spring? All tour details and tickets available at… https://t.co/k00xFNkZ99
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Wednesday: 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 7pm GMT / 9pm CET https://t.co/wrx2HS76W5
September 2018 // Seattle, WA 📷: Alicia Hauff https://t.co/MUaVzrKkOZ
RT @premierguitar: His playing and production pack a potent punk punch, and now @jadepuget's leading @AFI into new darker, more atmospheric…
When the holiday weekend finally arrives 💐 #Dulcería https://t.co/5bKA3UDpLM
You were breathing black clouds laced with the west coast #EscapeFromLA 📷: @scatteredpix https://t.co/65ZmLNYPIp
This kind of AFI merch is always in season. Worn proudly by @subdocta. #FuckRacism https://t.co/yfQg4npKfW
#OnYourBack outtake // https://t.co/dCB7aWrfga https://t.co/pX9cxWNzW6
RT @pod_radical: Tomorrow @AFI Guitarist and Songwriter @jadepuget joins Nick to discuss all things #AFI, their new record #Bodies, his cr…
Down the blackest hole 🌑 By @kvictoriart https://t.co/GxjzY0Qjrr
@Armbar2triangle @AdamCarsonAFI 🖤
…in silent prayer, deep belief, in silenced prayer on my knees. #BackFromTheFlesh 📷: @alexdrumming https://t.co/vrBm5BjStW
RT @premierguitar: New #Hooked video with @AFI @jadepuget on Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Wing.” Even though he heard the song years before pi…
#OnYourBack. Revisit the video at https://t.co/dCB7aWrfga https://t.co/RGyBjKM6cV