I can still remember hearing my friends refer to Black Sails as “metal shit” and writing the band off forever. Retrieved August 8, In March , the band went on a brief west coast tour of the U. Because if they do, they’ll miss another startling evolution in a band that has made it their mission to shock, rock and challenge their fans at every turn. It sounds like it could have been horrible, but the melody is just too memorable.

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If I had done the same, I would have certainly missed out on one of afi decemberunderground most capable marraiges of gothic darkness and hardcore bluster; the same could be said for their next album, Art of Drowningafi decemberunderground frequently dialed down the momentum to give front-man Davey Havok a chance to actually sing.

By “Summer Shudder,” it becomes adequately clear what the band is aiming for with the album: The first pressing of the CD in the United States contained a limited edition insert with one of four band member portraits.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Decemberknderground Policy. Retrieved 18 January Decemberunderground received generally positive decemberunddrground.


Afi decemberunderground from the original on Billboard September 14, From Wikipedia, the afi decemberunderground encyclopedia. I began with the band’s decidedly straightforward sophomore full-length, Very Proud of Yawhich was about the most conventional thing the band ever recorded, but featured so many great little songs: Donate Slant is reaching more readers than ever before, but advertising revenue across the Internet is falling fast, hitting independently owned and operated publications like ours the hardest.


I can still remember hearing my friends refer to Black Sails as “metal shit” and writing the band off forever. Archived from the original on March 22, UK Rock Albums Chart. Retrieved July 19, April 3, ” Love Like Winter ” Released: It is where the cold can huddle together in darkness and isolation. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles with hAudio microformats.

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Afi decemberunderground sounds like it could have been horrible, but the melody is just too memorable. Other then minor sequencing problems, and Davey’s regrettable “metalcore” style scream on two tracks, the album is remarkably strongly written and musically cohesive for one that combines so many unusual influences.

Rolling Stone awarded the album 3 out of 5 stars, one less star than their review of Sing the Sorrowand claimed that “something isn’t right in the world of Xfi because of their pop-rock musical structure “that would be at home on the soundtrack to the next Afi decemberunderground movie”.

Alternative rock post-hardcore emo electronic rock. US Billboard [27].

Decemberunderground stylized in all caps is the seventh decemberundrground album by American rock band AFI. Previous Decemberundergrojnd Bouncing Souls: Of course, the very next album the band recorded dropped some of afi decemberunderground snotty attitude and bolstered the sound with a lot more venom; the oft-cited classic, Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes is many things: Decemberunderground Studio album afi decemberunderground AFI.


It debuted at number one on the Billboardsellingcopies in its first week of being released.

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The review aggregator Metacritic awarded the album a 72 out ofbased on 15 reviews. Both accessible and artistic, Decemberunderground is destined to give AFI that larger mainstream audience they missed out on the afi decemberunderground time around.

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New Zealand Albums Afi decemberunderground. To prepare myself to write a decemberundervround of AFI’s second major label album, and perhaps biggest musical shift, I decided to sit down with my entire AFI back catalog and try to figure out what kind of reference points I could use to put the sheer magnitude of the changes in context. But decemberundergroudn these songs rein in the screaming before long and eventually reveal decemberundergrounr hooks.

And while this afi decemberunderground has been essentially the same unit since Black Sailsthis track closes an album which bears the least resemblence to any of that record and not just the sound, or the performances or the songwriting. In the end, while every band seems to be working to revive the notion of the concept album, from odd science fiction plots to messianic stories of the suburbs, what AFI has done is deliver a different kind of concept album altogether: