AFI New Hardcore Side Project
2014-03-17 by GreyShadow | 92 Comments

A new Straight Edge hardcore project has emerged and the rumors led people to believe it was being fronted by none other than AFI's lead singer, Davey Havok. Guitarist of AFI, Jade Puget has just confirmed that Davey as well as himself are in the band.
The project is called XTRMST and you can check out their first EP here:
http://xtrmst.com/

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Feather
March 16th 2014

1288 Comments


I really enjoy this. Similar to what Fall Out Boy tried to do for that short album, but done right.

earlygrave
March 16th 2014

2 Comments


I can dig it.

ASnideReturns
March 16th 2014

3835 Comments


Woah, this is unexpectedly badass.

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Nikkolae
March 16th 2014

4838 Comments


this is nice

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Green Baron
March 16th 2014

19773 Comments


hell yeah

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unaMUSEd
March 16th 2014

1044 Comments


This is pretty awesome. Vocals sound nothing like Davey.

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MalleusMaleficarum
March 16th 2014

14294 Comments


Conformist is awesome

dawija1017
March 16th 2014

555 Comments


Wow this is fuckin sweet

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Static
March 16th 2014

1732 Comments


dope

MotokoKusanagi
March 16th 2014

502 Comments


rules

Green Baron
March 16th 2014

19773 Comments


XSTRME

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 16th 2014

28466 Comments


blaqk

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Fieryfenderz
March 16th 2014

1437 Comments


DL link is dead sadly

Nikkolae
March 16th 2014

4838 Comments


Blaqxtrmst

dawija1017
March 16th 2014

555 Comments


NgRlitest

snerefedsav
March 16th 2014

823 Comments


what was up with the beginning of dirty nails sounding like a beatdown song

Mabbitt
March 16th 2014

1354 Comments


I hope they tour lol

ababygoat91
March 16th 2014

9 Comments


This is really promising.

TheGreatQ
March 16th 2014

1354 Comments


This fucking rules

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 16th 2014

50116 Comments


can't stand the fake drums but pretty cool

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dixoncocks
March 17th 2014

2476 Comments


Dang this is sweet, anyone know where else i can dl this?

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 17th 2014

50116 Comments


It says download it here at the bottom of the website

Spluger
March 17th 2014

1133 Comments


mehhh

TheGreatQ
March 17th 2014

1354 Comments


The download on the website doesn't work though

unaMUSEd
March 17th 2014

1044 Comments


the dl link on the site is broken

GringoSuave89
March 17th 2014

1027 Comments


huh. I do not hate this. Righteous.

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Taxt
March 17th 2014

629 Comments


Such a nice surprise

MalleusMaleficarum
March 17th 2014

14294 Comments


INTOLERANCE INTOLERANCE

FadedSun
March 17th 2014

1260 Comments


I AM THE INTOLERANCE

MalleusMaleficarum
March 17th 2014

14294 Comments


YOU KNOW IT KILLS

YOU KNOW IT KILLS
YOU KNOW IT KILLS




Iamthe Nightstars
March 17th 2014

2234 Comments


It's great to see AFI still has it in them to make something decent. A bit Dillingery.

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climactic
March 17th 2014

18724 Comments


i dont really like it but some of the guitar playing is converge-y

MalleusMaleficarum
March 17th 2014

14294 Comments


lol

StolenIdentity
March 17th 2014

236 Comments


Maaad

Mabbitt
March 17th 2014

1354 Comments


I really enjoy this. Similar to what Fall Out Boy tried to do for that short album, but done right.


Except AFI come from a hardcore background, so they know what they're doing lol

DrGonzo1937
March 17th 2014

5554 Comments


This is awesome.

GringoSuave89
March 17th 2014

1027 Comments


anyone have an upload they can share?

figure337
March 17th 2014

420 Comments


Rules hard!

MrMatt767
March 17th 2014

168 Comments


niceee, doesn't sound like davey at all

NonApplicable
March 17th 2014

1951 Comments


Woa this is really weird and at times, cool sounding. The project is in a constant battle between
sounding original and generic though.

Foxhound
March 17th 2014

4570 Comments


sounds lame.

BlackTaxi2d
March 17th 2014

97 Comments


the shape of AFI to come

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FearTomorrow
March 17th 2014

1828 Comments


Yeah the drums sound like shit but otherwise this isn't too bad. Nothing special though really

henryChinaski
March 17th 2014

2733 Comments


Pretty good.

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Skoj
March 17th 2014

1115 Comments


WHAAAAAAT

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Sconza
March 17th 2014

257 Comments


Vocals don't really sound like Davey. Wouldn't be surprised if this had nothing to do with AFI at all.

Nevermind. Beginning of Conformist makes it obvious it's him.

Dolving999
March 17th 2014

1624 Comments


Oh man, was this a pleasant surprise!

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2014

28466 Comments


AFI WAS ALREADY PRETTY HARDCORE

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 17th 2014

28466 Comments


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KG2063Il4s

botb
March 17th 2014

9654 Comments


All the people saying it doesn't sound like davey never heard sing the sorrow or earlier

unaMUSEd
March 17th 2014

1044 Comments


I heard STS and it didn't sound like Davey to me except for a few moments.

IfYouRun
March 17th 2014

291 Comments


This was surprisingly good.

Morf
March 17th 2014

17 Comments


Fuck me that guitar tone is fucking incredible, this is leaps and bounds better than a band that in my head is synonymous with 'miss murder'.

Kris.
March 17th 2014

12308 Comments


this would be great if it wasn't so fucking preachy
let me drink in peace, davey you self-righteous fuck

tresm87
March 17th 2014

748 Comments


Meh

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Skoj
March 17th 2014

1115 Comments


YOU KNOW IT KILLS

MalleusMaleficarum
March 17th 2014

14294 Comments



"All the people saying it doesn't sound like davey never heard sing the sorrow or earlier"

haaha i was thinking the same thing

minimesmyidol
March 17th 2014

191 Comments


it sounds like davey to me. I wouldnt have thought they were edge, being from california. my blunt still burns

EvoHavok
March 17th 2014

1353 Comments


This is sick!

MuhNamesTyler
March 17th 2014

3880 Comments


Damn this is cool

spookynewghostfriend
March 17th 2014

3369 Comments


lamEE

crowing51
March 17th 2014

3448 Comments


Wow this is great. Someone review this.

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Kris.
March 17th 2014

12308 Comments


yeah its not really that good like a 2.3

Koffiiing
March 17th 2014

1109 Comments


v cool davey sounds rad

FadedSun
March 17th 2014

1260 Comments


Is this an official EP? They sound like rough demoes that would later be cleaned up for an album. They definitely need a full band. That bass tone is...not great.

CutMan
March 17th 2014

1785 Comments


Djenty Havok.

MalleusMaleficarum
March 17th 2014

14294 Comments


go hurt yourself buddy

Mabbitt
March 17th 2014

1354 Comments


I wouldnt have thought they were edge, being from california. my blunt still burns


They're pretty outspoken about it lol

EyeForAnEye
March 17th 2014

1692 Comments


idk how i feel about this

MalleusMaleficarum
March 17th 2014

14294 Comments


first 2 songs: pretty good
last 2 songs: this is getting redundant

TheGooseTavern
March 17th 2014

53 Comments


sounds like someone wants to be deadguy...and yea this is not hardcore

MalleusMaleficarum
March 18th 2014

14294 Comments


really doesnt sound like deadguy

FadedSun
March 18th 2014

1260 Comments


Yeah. Last 2 songs aren't as good as the first 2.

Thunderkat
March 18th 2014

526 Comments


Wow, this is sick. Hopefully the released it on vinyl

Slut
March 19th 2014

2461 Comments


This is really interesting. I wish the production was a bit better though

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DatBeefPudding
March 19th 2014

1301 Comments


production puts me off, also does the whole straight edge concept.

fuck that shit lol

ScarlettPimpernail
March 19th 2014

189 Comments


Pretty neat

unaMUSEd
March 19th 2014

1044 Comments


fuck off pudding str8edge4life

MalleusMaleficarum
March 19th 2014

14294 Comments


INHALE




pull it in

DatBeefPudding
March 19th 2014

1301 Comments


lol real str8 edge wouldnt tell me to fuck off! thats too hardcore

MalleusMaleficarum
March 19th 2014

14294 Comments


theres nothing more hardcore than straightedge you dense fuker.

dixoncocks
March 20th 2014

2476 Comments


LEGALIZE SUICIDE

FadedSun
March 20th 2014

1260 Comments


Straightedge and hardcore go hand in hand.

Kris.
March 20th 2014

12308 Comments


not necessarily
at all

FadedSun
March 20th 2014

1260 Comments


What I mean by that is, straightedge came into existence as a result of the hardcore scene.

dixoncocks
March 20th 2014

2476 Comments


Yea nothing says straight edge like abstaining from animal byproducts, being a part of a local acronymed moshing squad, calf tats, and manly capris to expose said tats.

flaffy
March 22nd 2014

158 Comments


they should do a side project that just sounds like their old punk stuff.

Thunderkat
March 22nd 2014

526 Comments


and then make that side project the main bands direction and have their new stuff as the side project

MuhNamesTyler
March 22nd 2014

3880 Comments


A side project within a side project within a side project

Slut
March 22nd 2014

2461 Comments


I think daveys side project AFI is better


Catatonic
March 22nd 2014

124 Comments


This sucks guys

Libertarian
March 23rd 2014

84 Comments


Much prefer this to present day AFI.



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