Damn. That was pretty good.
fuck, AFI is back
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.
Does not really sound like anything they've done before, way better than I hope You Suffer. Colour me impressed!
well now I have high hopes on the new album, pretty cool song
Digging: Fugazi - End Hits
This song is so damn good!
the drummer has the easiest job
Digging: Maskarade - Light and Dark EP
he could have at least added one fill somewhere in there
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.
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
Its great. Really great.
"fuck, AFI is back"
Digging: Viet Cong - Viet Cong
song is fucking terrible tho so nope
i liked it
not bad, not amazing. had higher hopes after reading everyones comments! I thought I was going to be amazed lol
yeah that was cool
"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.
Sputnik is such a hype machine.
not bad, not amazing. had higher hopes after reading everyones comments! I thought I was going to be amazed lol 
Song is pretty straightforward, but I like the vibe.
I just miss his screams =/
Decent song. Doesn't make me think the album will be better than STS or TAOD.
Well, it's either absolute shit or the best thing ever.
not bad, not amazing. 
Digging: Aspherium - The Veil of Serenity
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.
Digging: MO - No Mythologies To Follow
brings me back to middle school
Can't wait to hear this song live!
First song was very good, this sounds like it would fit on the last two shitty albums.
Don't think this would have fit on Crash Love or Decemberunderground at all. Those two albums had a much different focus in sound.
it was okay
Digging: The Decemberists - What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
I guess I will hear this song regardless.
@Faded - Disagree, lyrically it would fit on either for me (both have a focus on love, more so Crash than December).
Digging: Burning Kitchen - Many Wonder About the Meaning of Life
I actually really liked that
Thinking about it, Davey has to be one of the best vocalists in punk. What can't he do?
@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.
Digging: Neurosis - Through Silver in Blood
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!
And calling those two tracks my least favorites is NOT a bash because STS is all awesome.
not even close to sing the sorrow, but not awful.
pretty decent, but i could easily see this song being on crash love. i don't have a huge problem with that, though.
Digging: The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
Much better than the first song the posted from this album.
It was pretty good but his voice is kinda weird...like, the part of his voice he's using.
Album is hopefully gonna rule
@Mabbit I have to agree... his voice just sounds different, not bad, just different.
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
Step in the right direction.
Vox sound "cleaner," or something. I dig it.
Eh this is okay
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.
Take that Damien Rice, AFI committed 8 more crimes than you. Boom.
Digging: Mitski - bury me at makeout creek
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.
song makes me miss high school
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...
It's pretty good but vocals are definitely way too polished.
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.
"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.
Probably. AFI's albums always work better as a whole. Songs will flow into each other
Hm. AFI never struck me as a band where that was the case.
At least it sounds somewhat inspired.
@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.
better than the other track
holy shit, this actually pretty damn good
By the way I'm pretty sure that album is supposed to start with Bleed Black.
There's a hypothesis that the track order on Sing the Sorrow should be different.
decent. sts is fucking great, so I'm hoping that they might be able to not suck anymore.
@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.
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.
it's pretty much confirmed that bleed black is the first tune
^ yay other people that know all about AFI haha
great song love this band
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.
I feel that
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.
Shaping up to be better than Crashlove.
I always thought it was cool that Leaving Song Part 2 came before Part 1.
Does anyone else think the mastering of this song is super loud?
is it just me or is that riff stolen from bad religion's american jesus?
Sounds good. Could always use some new afi