AFI post new song
2013-08-04 by Sconza | 83 Comments

AFI have posted a new song online. The track, entitled '17 Crimes', is the second single taken from their upcoming album, Burials, which is slated for an October 22 release.

You can check out the song at the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKhheeBUT_A

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GeoffJesterPemberton
August 4th 2013

209 Comments


Damn. That was pretty good.

IamInExile
August 4th 2013

34 Comments


fuck, AFI is back

StolenIdentity
August 4th 2013

236 Comments


Like

reflectingeuphoria
August 4th 2013

13 Comments


Dear Lord, I just wet myself!, that was excellent. The first time I've been so impressed by AFI's new material in over 7 years.

IamInExile
August 4th 2013

34 Comments


Does not really sound like anything they've done before, way better than I hope You Suffer. Colour me impressed!

MyNameIsPencil
August 4th 2013

561 Comments


well now I have high hopes on the new album, pretty cool song

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FadedSun
August 4th 2013

1260 Comments


This song is so damn good!

Shimana
August 4th 2013

541 Comments


the drummer has the easiest job

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R6Rider
August 4th 2013

4580 Comments


he could have at least added one fill somewhere in there

sheesh

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CutMan
August 4th 2013

1785 Comments


I am so frigging stoked. This was awesome, too. And his voice had an old fashioned goth rock vibe to it he's never quite achieved before.

GreyShadow
August 4th 2013

451 Comments


When I first found this I just continued to play it on repeat since it never got boring. Nowhere near the best they've ever done, but very very nice

WhiteTieBlackJacket
August 4th 2013

792 Comments


Its great. Really great.

EaglesBecomeVultures
August 4th 2013

5224 Comments


"fuck, AFI is back"

lololol

EaglesBecomeVultures
August 4th 2013

5224 Comments


song is fucking terrible tho so nope

Lucid
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2013

7023 Comments


i liked it

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Feather
August 4th 2013

1288 Comments


not bad, not amazing. had higher hopes after reading everyones comments! I thought I was going to be amazed lol

Cormano
August 4th 2013

951 Comments


yeah that was cool

FadedSun
August 4th 2013

1260 Comments


"song is fucking terrible tho so nope"

Then get out. Do you need to come into every AFI news post to post negative opinions and shoot people down? If he thinks AFI is back, then is his mind AFI is.

TenSecondsToThink
August 4th 2013

1221 Comments


Sputnik is such a hype machine.

JakeStallion
August 4th 2013

398 Comments


not bad, not amazing. had higher hopes after reading everyones comments! I thought I was going to be amazed lol [2]


Taxt
August 4th 2013

629 Comments


Song is pretty straightforward, but I like the vibe.

Fieryfenderz
August 4th 2013

1437 Comments


I just miss his screams =/

JackSparrow
August 4th 2013

1686 Comments


Hunter rules

RollieQuibbs
August 4th 2013

430 Comments


Decent song. Doesn't make me think the album will be better than STS or TAOD.


TenSecondsToThink
August 4th 2013

1221 Comments


Well, it's either absolute shit or the best thing ever.

TenSecondsToThink
August 4th 2013

1221 Comments


What is?

Dunpeal
August 4th 2013

3659 Comments


not bad, not amazing. [1]

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Acanthus
August 4th 2013

9537 Comments


Far more impressed with this lyrically, to me this track combines the theme from Crash Love and the more somber tones of the older albums; seeing this live is going to be great.

Uranium
August 4th 2013

7092 Comments


brings me back to middle school

figure337
August 4th 2013

420 Comments


Can't wait to hear this song live!

Porklips
August 4th 2013

85 Comments


First song was very good, this sounds like it would fit on the last two shitty albums.

FadedSun
August 4th 2013

1260 Comments


Don't think this would have fit on Crash Love or Decemberunderground at all. Those two albums had a much different focus in sound.

Anthracks
August 4th 2013

3734 Comments


it was okay

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Ire
August 4th 2013

41754 Comments


bad

NightmareCinema16
August 4th 2013

2016 Comments


I guess I will hear this song regardless.

Acanthus
August 4th 2013

9537 Comments


@Faded - Disagree, lyrically it would fit on either for me (both have a focus on love, more so Crash than December).

KeepTheChange
August 4th 2013

59 Comments


so good

Hep Kat
August 4th 2013

15352 Comments


eh

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NightmareCinema16
August 4th 2013

2016 Comments


eh [2]

Inferis
August 4th 2013

414 Comments


I actually really liked that

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Inferis
August 4th 2013

414 Comments


Thinking about it, Davey has to be one of the best vocalists in punk. What can't he do?

FadedSun
August 4th 2013

1260 Comments


@Acanthus Oh, lyrically? Definitely would fit on Crash Love. I was referring to sound direction only. It sounds very different than Crash Love; to me anyway.

feargm
August 4th 2013

307 Comments


Great song.

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Feather
August 4th 2013

1288 Comments


Both the songs they have released for this album I feel will sound a lot better in the context of the full album. When I think about STS, Girls's like grey and the leaving song pt 2 were both singles and they were a couple of my least favorite tracks.. I still have very high hopes!

Feather
August 4th 2013

1288 Comments


And calling those two tracks my least favorites is NOT a bash because STS is all awesome.

DreamAgain
August 4th 2013

251 Comments


not even close to sing the sorrow, but not awful.

ThomasTheCure
August 4th 2013

284 Comments


pretty decent, but i could easily see this song being on crash love. i don't have a huge problem with that, though.

Molok
August 4th 2013

11 Comments


Much better than the first song the posted from this album.

Mabbitt
August 4th 2013

1354 Comments


It was pretty good but his voice is kinda weird...like, the part of his voice he's using.

Album is hopefully gonna rule

Feather
August 4th 2013

1288 Comments


@Mabbit I have to agree... his voice just sounds different, not bad, just different.

HomerPimpson
August 4th 2013

241 Comments


not bad
doesn't sound like it would've been out of place on sing the sorrow
edit: even if it would have been the weakest song on the album

Skoj
August 4th 2013

1115 Comments


Step in the right direction.

Vox sound "cleaner," or something. I dig it.

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bloc
August 4th 2013

34780 Comments


Eh this is okay

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Nitroadict
August 4th 2013

133 Comments


AFI, you have one fucking job: make an album that actually sounds like something post- Sing The Sorrow. DO NOT FUCK IT UP.

These two singles are also very promising, btw. I guess shitty album sales and fan reactions finally got their heads during studio time.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2013

23807 Comments


Take that Damien Rice, AFI committed 8 more crimes than you. Boom.

FadedSun
August 4th 2013

1260 Comments


I believe AFI has one job: to make the album they want to make regardless of any fans crazy expectations. Sounds like that's what they are doing.



Aids
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2013

23807 Comments


song makes me miss high school

Mabbitt
August 4th 2013

1354 Comments


Everybody is saying they think these songs will be better in the album's context...am I the only one that views AFI songs as single things? I usually just listen to them on shuffle on my ipod or something, not an entire album start to finish...

BallsToTheWall
August 4th 2013

44197 Comments


It's pretty good but vocals are definitely way too polished.

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Fieryfenderz
August 5th 2013

1437 Comments


Eh, I typically enjoy listening to AFI albums as a whole. Occasionally one song at a time, but normally they work better as full albums.

FadedSun
August 5th 2013

1260 Comments


"am I the only one that views AFI songs as single things?"

Probably. AFI's albums always work better as a whole. Songs will flow into each other perfectly.

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013

1354 Comments


Probably. AFI's albums always work better as a whole. Songs will flow into each other
perfectly.


Hm. AFI never struck me as a band where that was the case.

Eons
August 5th 2013

465 Comments


At least it sounds somewhat inspired.

Feather
August 5th 2013

1288 Comments


@Mabbit go listen to STS as a whole and you should understand. By the way I'm pretty sure that album is supposed to start with Bleed Black.

Shogun
August 5th 2013

414 Comments


better than the other track

Minus.
August 5th 2013

2680 Comments


holy shit, this actually pretty damn good

Mabbitt
August 5th 2013

1354 Comments


By the way I'm pretty sure that album is supposed to start with Bleed Black.


Why?

FadedSun
August 5th 2013

1260 Comments


There's a hypothesis that the track order on Sing the Sorrow should be different.

staticNUMEROcuatro
August 5th 2013

53 Comments


decent. sts is fucking great, so I'm hoping that they might be able to not suck anymore.

Feather
August 5th 2013

1288 Comments


@Mabbit The leaving song part 1 should definitely come before part 2 and part 2 is the 2nd song on the album while part 1 is the 11th song. Also bleed black for some reason just sounds like an opening track to me. It does a great job highlighting what to expect on the album. Bleed Black starts with one of Havok's infamous "Ohhh"'s. The first few lines just sound like album opening lines too,

I am exploring the inside, I find it desolate
I do implore these confines, now, as they penetrate, "recreate me"

I just feel like that is the true beginning of the album.. AFI fans may just be looking way too far into it though.

figure337
August 5th 2013

420 Comments


There is a theory that the album starts with bleed black and comes around and ends at leaving song pt.2. Theory states that its about the process of reincarnation(337) and the after life or something like that.

staticNUMEROcuatro
August 5th 2013

53 Comments


it's pretty much confirmed that bleed black is the first tune

Feather
August 5th 2013

1288 Comments


^ yay other people that know all about AFI haha

AlienWarrior75
August 5th 2013

134 Comments


great song love this band

widrobin
August 5th 2013

2 Comments


I think the thing that made STS really great was the complexity of each song's composition. These new songs are a step
in the right direction, but they're kind of boring musically.

staticNUMEROcuatro
August 5th 2013

53 Comments


I feel that

FadedSun
August 5th 2013

1260 Comments


I don't think this alternate track listing it can ever be "pretty much confirmed" because it's all theory by fans. Unless it's specifically stated by the bands themselves, then it's just people pulling it straws about a supposed "mystery" the band created.

irrevrent
August 6th 2013

115 Comments


Shaping up to be better than Crashlove.

Mabbitt
August 6th 2013

1354 Comments


I always thought it was cool that Leaving Song Part 2 came before Part 1.

FadedSun
August 6th 2013

1260 Comments


Does anyone else think the mastering of this song is super loud?

Green Baron
August 6th 2013

19798 Comments


is it just me or is that riff stolen from bad religion's american jesus?

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ddrfreak62
August 8th 2013

106 Comments


Sounds good. Could always use some new afi


Feather
August 8th 2013

1288 Comments


^ amen



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