Review Summary: Another band from the post-hardcore/metalcore scene, this band sets itself apart by being good, albeit generic.
So I'm going to assume you've heard their name somewhere, possibly from a myspace blog, or a youtube video. Their fan base is quickly growing, and their debut album "Stand Up and Scream" dropped September 15, which only dramatically increased their renown.
Basically this band is as close to (old) Bring Me The Horizon as it gets without the drama, the image, and the screams are much different.
With singer Danny leading the band with his well ranged screams, and clean vocals (which aren't too shabby), Asking Alexandria, are actually good. Now don't get me wrong, they do sometimes sound like Attack Attack! in some parts, with the synth and all, but in my opinion, they are much much better. The guitar work and bass work are acceptable, chug-chug-chug breakdowns do exist, but they aren't exceeding, and they aren't annoying. To be honest, the breakdowns are especially quite good, with lyrics like "Get on your knees, oh!" you can imagine that the breakdowns are around 7.5-8 on the epic scale.
The lyrics however, are where this band falls short. Bring Me The Horizon anger inspired lyrics do get tiresome, and the listener will eventually start to wish they were listening to bands with deeper lyrics. But overall it's not dragging the album down, just the way it's listened to. Do note however that you shouldn't listen to this band if you're only interested in lyrics, and their meanings, for they aren't the deepest lyrics I've heard, but every song has it's moments.
The drums are above average in the genre, if you watch their studio updates, you see the drummer playing, and he is actually quite good. The drums provide good sound, and unlike most bands, they aren't too loud, or too quiet (like in the Fall of Troy's album: Phantom on the Horizon)
Anyways back to the review, this band is quite generic, the breakdowns are generic, and most of the sound is generic. But what sets this band apart from others, is the fact that they sound quite good. Now before you slam this band and say "I won't give it the light of day", check them out. You'll be pleasantly surprised with them. Albeit generic, they excel in their genre.
I apologize for the short-ish review and the style I wrote it in, I just wanted to do one because I noticed their new album lacked one.
Overall, the band is great with their sound, they just need to mature with lyrics and work on being less generic.
Pros: Screams, drums, basically their sound.
Cons: Lyrics, lacking maturity, generic sound