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punknmetal4lyf
March 15th 2007


50 Comments


I actually wanted to write a review for this album myself, but after reading yours, I realize their is pretty much no way I could top it. For one, you are hands down just a better writer than me. Your writing is much more disciplined. Yet also you prevent a view that avoids becoming fan boy propaghanda, something I know I would struggle to do in writing a review for this album.

And dude, Decemberunderground merges a lot of different genres, namely emo, new wave, electronic influence, and pop-punk. Yet Decemberunderground has pretty much completely shed punk from the band, with the only remotely punk-influenced song being Miss Murder, with all other songs either easily falling into the categories of the current poppy emo trend, or just blatant pop-punk.This Message Edited On 03.15.07

"AFI makes a large use of bass in a lot of their song from Black Sails in the Sunset and the Art of Drowning, you should check that out too"

A few bands I would recommend to anyone wanting to learn some easy but well-written basslines:
AFI, Green Day, Rise Against
For a few more advanced basslines:
Rancid, Primus
This Message Edited On 03.15.07

Bfhurricane
March 15th 2007


6208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Don't feel discouraged to review an album with another great review. Go ahead, it's always good to hear from different people in their reviews. And yeah, Hunter has some pretty good basslines in his career with AFI

muchtallerthanu
March 16th 2007


648 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I used to listen to this album non-stop. And guess what.... I still love it!



Decemberunderground is pretty good, but really emo compared to thier older works. Personally, they were better off the way they were when they recorded this album.



No one should ever take the emo trend. Everyone thinks it's so dull.

soldyoursoul
April 30th 2007


54 Comments


I liked your description of Paper Airplanes and Death of Seasons.

I love this album to death. I'm a huge AFI fan, and though I'm into their older stuff like Very Proud of Ya and Black Sails, STS is my favorite album.

I can listen through the whole thing. I only skip Silver and cold, Girl's not Grey, and the great disappointment.

Death of Seasons has been my favorite song for 2 years. Hope that never changes.

Solid review

Otherside
May 5th 2007


62 Comments


I'm just starting to get back into these guys, Synthesia and leaving song part 2 are just tracks period, and the rest of the cd is extremely solid. I don't really know what I'd rate this though :

Bfhurricane
May 5th 2007


6208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've never heard Synthesia... but the Leaving Song pt. 2 is one of the better tracks on this album. But very true, this cd is extremely solid, one of my favorite 4.5ers

mortimerjstyles
May 6th 2007


12 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This is a really bad record...er band. You may wonder why I would even speak, honestly Its because the site says I Give too many 5's (because I only rated records I loved) so now I'm diversifying.



One thing that was weird for me was the mention that the pop-ness of this angered their "punk" fans. Now I don't get it because this is not a punk band its a pop band. they don't have punk fans. I'm not a punk and I'm not saying there is anything wrong with pop. I am just saying that punks live in squats and eat out of dumpsters (not exclusively either mind you), punks are disenfranchised and fed up, but most of all punks are anti establishment system fucking people who dont support major label artists. For whatever thats worth, better or worse this band by default can not have punk fans.This Message Edited On 05.06.07This Message Edited On 05.06.07This Message Edited On 05.06.07

plane
Emeritus
May 6th 2007


6342 Comments


have you heard their earlier stuff? they went from punk to pop-punk. this doesn't make them pop.

and also: wtf? punks live where and do what?This Message Edited On 05.06.07

mynameischan
Emeritus
May 6th 2007


17965 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh come on guys we all know this album is perfect

Bfhurricane
May 6th 2007


6208 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

For whatever thats worth, better or worse this band by default can not have punk fans.


hahahahahahaha

I normally don't like to criticize people... but how retarded are you?

slep
May 6th 2007


1604 Comments


Really mortimerjstyles, you sound like you have no idea of what you are talking about. A.F.I. does have punk fans. And for that matter punks don't live in squats, and eat out of dumpsters. How fucking dumb and ignorant are you.

descendents1
May 6th 2007


702 Comments


i know a lot of punks who like afi, and a lot of punks who recently stopped liking afi because they pretty much changed their style of music from what their old fans liked to what would be much more accessible

personally, i think that this album is enjoyable, i dont enjoy the departure from their older material, but a punk fan can still appreciate this record and this band, no doubt about that

you are really ignorant, mortimerjstyles

samthebassman
May 10th 2007


2164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gun album, gun review.

Thor
June 10th 2007


10235 Comments


AFI writes the best intros to albums ever.This Message Edited On 06.09.07

LifeInABox
June 10th 2007


3709 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

God, this album is great.

muchtallerthanu
June 10th 2007


648 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

What hottiebassplayer said.

emogangstascotty
July 31st 2007


472 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This is one of the greatest records Ive ever heard in my entire life. It changed the way I looked at music. Before, I was just an angry dumb kid who listening to bland metal and I wore like these stupid cargos and whatever around. I had a huge chip on my shoulder.

But AFI showed that you can have music, good music, covered in heart-felt lyrics. Something thats really emotional and real. All of a sudden, I didnt feel angry anymore, but I felt like someone finally understood me. Incredible. Pure incredible.

IsItLuck?
Emeritus
July 31st 2007


4939 Comments


lol

Otisbum
September 19th 2007


1913 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This is great so far, especially the singles, which are awesome.



But hopefully this will grow on me a bit more.

PhoenixRising
September 19th 2007


277 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"This is one of the greatest records Ive ever heard in my entire life. It changed the way I looked at music. Before, I was just an angry dumb kid who listening to bland metal and I wore like these stupid cargos and whatever around. I had a huge chip on my shoulder.



But AFI showed that you can have music, good music, covered in heart-felt lyrics. Something thats really emotional and real. All of a sudden, I didnt feel angry anymore, but I felt like someone finally understood me. Incredible. Pure incredible. "



I know this is a couple months old... but this needs to be nominated for funniest comment I have seen on this site. Pure Gold.



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