AFI post new song
2013-07-18 by Sconza | 93 Comments

AFI have posted a new song to their soundcloud page. The track, entitled 'I Hope You Suffer', is the first single off of their untitled upcoming album.

You can listen to the song at the link below:
https://soundcloud.com/afi-official/i-hope-you-suffer/s-PLVo0

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LightRedFloyd
July 18th 2013

606 Comments


That title is rather rude

ThyCrossAwaits
July 18th 2013

3005 Comments


They need to make more stuff in the vein of Decemberunderground.

ThyCrossAwaits
July 18th 2013

3005 Comments


I mean, remember when Davey looked like a Hot Topic tranny? Now he looks like he sleeps on the street outside coffee shops.

skoopy48
July 18th 2013

1308 Comments


I really liked this song, it sounds like one of the more aggresive songs from the last two albums, but Davey sounds really good and the production is great, really piqued my interest for the new album.

Inferis
July 18th 2013

378 Comments


That was pretty fucking cool

GuanoBumbershoot
July 18th 2013

1123 Comments


I'm impressed

lensman319
July 18th 2013

62 Comments


Not what I expected, but not bad.

Acanthus
July 18th 2013

9504 Comments


It'd really radio friendly, not too impressed but not turned off either; how the album flows could
make me like this more.

Was weirded out because you almost worded the article exactly like I did, glad to see that someone got
the news through regardless.

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GreyShadow
July 18th 2013

384 Comments


Different, but its definitely my favorite band playing it. Its darker and more atmospheric than anything they've done since Sing The Sorrow which is great. Can't wait for the album

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Fieryfenderz
July 18th 2013

1373 Comments


I like it, but man I miss his screams.

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XingKing
July 18th 2013

8982 Comments


What the fuck? This is actually good! Color me surprised

halloway
July 18th 2013

684 Comments


"What the fuck? This is actually good! Color me surprised"

This comment has me excited to hear it.

DangerousDan
July 18th 2013

19 Comments


It's okay. Would've liked it a lot more 8 years ago. AFI used to be my favourite. ^^

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 18th 2013

48520 Comments


Ya'll are crazy

Boring and repetitive, nothing interesting musically

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ConcubinaryCode
July 18th 2013

1850 Comments


I was honestly expecting more from how they hyped it up but it's growing on me slowly I guess. I hope the rest of the album has more to offer.

tomr4
July 18th 2013

191 Comments


most excellent.

Alien Six
July 18th 2013

80 Comments


I stopped listening to them after Sing the Sorrow. I love that album and wished they developed that
sound more. They didn't :-(

Now this song actually pretty decent. Nothing like their old stuff, but I still dig the vibe of the
song. I'm hoping they win me back.

EDIT: Link is broken.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
July 18th 2013

48520 Comments


It works if you copy/paste it

Acanthus
July 18th 2013

9504 Comments


Broken due to the "https" - didn't work for me either until copy/paste

zaruyache
July 18th 2013

4794 Comments


it sounds like one of the more aggresive songs from the last two albums

What is aggressive about this song, outside the title? :-(

Radio rock is radio rock

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DeathsThread
July 18th 2013

210 Comments


Sing the Sorrow is over 10 years old, where did the time go?

SCREAM!
July 18th 2013

9552 Comments


"What is aggressive about this song, outside the title? :-(

Radio rock is radio rock"

It's not hardcore/punk kind of agressive but it's definitely harsher than most of their material since Sing The Sorrow. It's a lot catchier than Crash Love IMO too

brandontaylor
July 18th 2013

76 Comments


Not a bad song. If the new album continues with the sound of Crash Love I won't mind because I really enjoyed that album tbh

Acanthus
July 18th 2013

9504 Comments


"It's a lot catchier than Crash Love IMO too"

Disagree there, this is too simple to be be compared to most of that album (as much of a poppier change as it was); it's only a track, and like the new Avenged single will be better off when listened to with the rest of the album.

staticNUMEROcuatro
July 18th 2013

53 Comments


dope

ALucidReality
July 18th 2013

83 Comments


damn, i actually like this. can't wait for the album.

Mabbitt
July 18th 2013

1237 Comments


Here's a youtube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQqnAqtFnIM

about a minute in, sounds good so far.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 18th 2013

14505 Comments


Really? What does everyone see in this?

-It's soft
-Holy repetition
-Terrible lyrics
-Faux-badass "fuck" thrown in for good measure

It's like A7X's "You're Fucking Nightmare" all over again.


EaglesBecomeVultures
July 18th 2013

5049 Comments


EmeritusSeason is right

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MrMatt767
July 18th 2013

78 Comments


Actually liked this, pretty good

bloc
July 18th 2013

34489 Comments


Shit this is pretty damn good

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SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 18th 2013

14505 Comments


What the hell is there a different song link for everyone else that only I can't see?

This isn't even as good as their Crash Love stuff

Uranium
July 18th 2013

6623 Comments


trent reznor on instrumentals and davey havok sugar coating cupcakes on vox

GreyShadow
July 18th 2013

384 Comments


I without a doubt prefer nearly all of Crash Love to this (granted I love Crash Love), but this is still pretty cool. If anything I like the direction of this song more than the actual song, leading me to believe that this album will not disappoint.

Hep Kat
July 18th 2013

13992 Comments


i am the biggest afi fan on this site and so can you™

just hate this song

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OysterizerInsomniac
July 18th 2013

394 Comments


the start really reminds me of Prince by Deftones for some reason

Feather
July 18th 2013

592 Comments


this has been growing on me all day. its kinda like crash love done right. production is great and its dark and atmospheric. kinda bland but i think it will be better in the context of the full album. excited now.

ALucidReality
July 18th 2013

83 Comments


"Really? What does everyone see in this?

-It's soft
-Holy repetition
-Terrible lyrics
-Faux-badass "fuck" thrown in for good measure

It's like A7X's "You're Fucking Nightmare" all over again."

tis catchy as fuck

CutMan
July 18th 2013

1744 Comments


Wow, that was pretty badass.

cinaedus
July 18th 2013

26194 Comments


sowing ever since you've left you've been such a negative nancy what happened to the positive vibes dude

cinaedus
July 18th 2013

26194 Comments


"You're Fucking Nightmare"

*your. and to think this man is teaching our children

cinaedus
July 19th 2013

26194 Comments


as for the song, well... eh, it's alright. definitely a step in the right direction. will wait to
judge in the context of the album

FadedSun
July 19th 2013

1137 Comments


Some people in here acting like they don't listen to repetitive music.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 19th 2013

14505 Comments


Sorry I'm still positive, cinaedus. I just don't think this is that great.

Some people in here acting like they don't listen to repetitive music.

Swans is repetitive as hell and I love it...but it fits their drone style. If this ends up being part of a 80-120 minute magnum opus then I'll retract my hate for this song.

cinaedus
July 19th 2013

26194 Comments


i'm sure any given yellowcard song is not any less repetitive than this

ThomasTheCure
July 19th 2013

267 Comments


not too into the verses, but the chorus is cool.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 19th 2013

14505 Comments


This just isn't interesting though...like, there's nothing that makes me want to listen to it. I'm not saying Yellowcard is better or anything like that, but at least they're fun.

Mabbitt
July 19th 2013

1237 Comments


"If this ends up being part of a 80-120 minute magnum opus then I'll retract my hate for this song."

80-120 minutes? Are you serious? Give me 50 minute length

SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 19th 2013

14505 Comments


I didn't mean that I normally enjoy 2 hour long albums, I was just referencing The Seer because it's one of the few massively repetitive albums that I actually love

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013

23604 Comments


"I Hope You Suffer"

well, people are gonna start calling this band "emo" again

staticNUMEROcuatro
July 19th 2013

53 Comments


i always get embarrassed when I mention that sing the sorrow is one of my favorite albums ever


hopefully this can change



lives up to the teasers

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
July 19th 2013

23604 Comments


Sing the Sorrow crushes dick though, be proud of that shit mang. They kind of dilch now but I mean the only people that don't like that album are DM purists and people that are lying to themselves.

joshieboy12345
July 19th 2013

5256 Comments


My ears suffered.

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xAshtrayux
July 19th 2013

71 Comments


Wow, this song is pretty nice! Not awesome, but good. I love how Davey softly whispers in the ending.
I'm just worried that it's the kind of stuff that quickly gets boring.


EaglesBecomeVultures
July 19th 2013

5049 Comments


~sconza~

JackSparrow
July 19th 2013

1686 Comments


Only problem I have is the lyrics, what happened to all the big words Davey?

CaptainAaarrrggghhh
July 19th 2013

147 Comments


Listenable but irrelevant.

Headfoot
July 19th 2013

52 Comments


and pop rock's infatuation with electronica continues

WhiteTieBlackJacket
July 19th 2013

778 Comments


^

It isn't really electronica they're utilizing here. Just because there's electronic instrumentation does not make it electronica. It seems closer to industrial in my opinion. This is the dark vibe that I consider synonymous with AFI, which was prominent on every record other than Crash Love. I dig the song and now I'm really pumped for whatever they have in store. Gotta say, though, after I watched the YouTube vid with this song, I rewatched Girls Not Grey. Does everyone agree that Davey Havok is one of the only dudes in music who can successfully pull off long as fuck hair? Dude looked badass.

Minus.
July 19th 2013

2666 Comments


Sounds kinda cool

theacademy
July 19th 2013

27668 Comments


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theacademy
July 19th 2013

27668 Comments


^so obviously it rules

theacademy
July 19th 2013

27668 Comments


oh oops uranium got here first

EaglesBecomeVultures
July 19th 2013

5049 Comments


5/5

ChineseWhispers89
July 19th 2013

39 Comments


Got a hint of NIN in there. Album will rock.

Ire
July 19th 2013

41452 Comments


shitty

Taxt
July 19th 2013

584 Comments


I want to like this more than I actually do

Acanthus
July 19th 2013

9504 Comments


Surprised by the amount of praise and over the top comparisons/accolades this is getting, beginning to get the idea that this is going to have a lot reviews saying the same thing.

KeepTheChange
July 19th 2013

54 Comments


nice song.... dark title

FadedSun
July 19th 2013

1137 Comments


I think people are praising it mostly because they didn't enjoy Crash Love or DU and they wanted a return to harder rock from AFI, which this is. Personally, I enjoyed Crash Love a lot, so this track wasn't instant love for me, but I though it was good over all and it has me interested in what the rest of the album will offer.

FadedSun
July 19th 2013

1137 Comments


(double posted for some reason. Filler because don't know how to delete)

Winsomniac
July 19th 2013

7940 Comments


I like this more than I should.


Davey Mothafuckin' Havok.

CutMan
July 20th 2013

1744 Comments


Actually, I loved Crash Love a lot.

Uranium
July 20th 2013

6623 Comments


"they wanted a return to harder rock from AFI, which this is."

lol never gonna happen

i see it all i see it all i see it all i see it all

cinaedus
July 20th 2013

26194 Comments


urgaynium

Uranium
July 20th 2013

6623 Comments


gaykes

cinagaydus

faggot works too

cinaedus
July 20th 2013

26194 Comments


reported

Uranium
July 20th 2013

6623 Comments


=D you can't ban me

MUNGOLOID
July 20th 2013

4266 Comments


it was okay.

Omeggia
July 20th 2013

116 Comments


This was pretty cool. I enjoyed Crash Love but something tells me I might like this album more.

SowingSeason
Emeritus
July 20th 2013

14505 Comments


I'll have to listen to this a few more times, seeing as my negative opinion is in the minority. To me though, it appears that everyone is excited that this is "darker" than Crash Love without any true regard to the technical and creative weaknesses of the song.

BigPleb
July 20th 2013

28200 Comments


Does this suck? Yep.

FadedSun
July 20th 2013

1137 Comments


I feel like people didn't give Crash Love enough credit. It was a well thought out album conceptually and musically; very enjoyable IMO.


CutMan
July 20th 2013

1744 Comments


I feel like this is plenty creative. Cool melodies and vocal moments... Nifty instrumentation, some tasty NIN influence...

Calc
July 20th 2013

10825 Comments


"Listenable but irrelevant."

lol shut the fuck up...

cinaedus
July 20th 2013

26194 Comments


agreed

Nitroadict
July 20th 2013

124 Comments


Sounds like the band re-discovered where their balls were, which were right underneath the Sing the Sorrow masters. Really enjoyed the song itself, & Havok sounds refreshed.

The lyrics? Well... they read like a DU / Crash Love gag reflex. Borrow somebody's thesaurus & dictionary, Havok. Greg Graffin gives them out for free, for fucks sake.

I might actually buy another AFI album again if the reviews don't burn it to the ground.

FadedSun
July 21st 2013

1137 Comments


Strange that you would tell Havok to borrow a dictionary or thesaurus considering his vocabulary heavy lyrics in the past. The guy is articulate and well with words, but it doesn't mean he needs to be to get his story or point across. The song conveys more raw emotion and the simple lyrics convey that as necessary.

Nitroadict
July 21st 2013

124 Comments


Eh, I'm sorry but lyrics wise they are capable of more. I'm willing to be forgiving when the album comes and a greater
context is revealed, though.

I agree however that the simplicity works for the chorus.

Reading along with the music however, just makes me wish he would use a bigger word or two to match the musics
mood; I'm not saying insert a dissertation inbetween verses or anything, but Havok could've easily reduced a redundancy
or two.

But yea, it's a 2013 miracle this is even good, imo. I can be thankful while being critical, I think.

Acanthus
July 21st 2013

9504 Comments


Yes, because the track can't possibly be middle of the road.

Acanthus
July 21st 2013

9504 Comments


Double comment, please ignore.

Nitroadict
July 22nd 2013

124 Comments


It's definitely a step in the right direction, at least; but yea, it's nowhere near horrible, either.

As for being hard to please: lols, argofuckyourself. There are two (probably more) types of fans: listeners, & investors,
the latter which pay for their music to listen to. If you invest time, money, & effort (via listening, going through the
trouble of buying, & then promoting or supporting the band in other social ways), you have every right to bitch about a
band releasing bullshit like "Miss Murder".

If I think a given band's albums suck and were only put out to justify touring (such as AFI's past two "efforts"), I won't buy
them, but someone else will. The world is indifferent, & keeps turning.

Masochist
July 29th 2013

7900 Comments


"the start really reminds me of Prince by Deftones for some reason"

I'm surprised you're the only person to mention Deftones in this thread. The verse is very Deftones-ish (like a cover of "RX Queen" done by Trent Reznor), which is probably why I really enjoyed this.

For the first time in a long time, I'm interested in what AFI will do next.



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