Asking Alexandria
Life Gone Wild


1.5
very poor

Review

by Chris Higgins USER (38 Reviews)
December 21st, 2010 | 62 replies | 22,222 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A useless, unnecessary release.

8 of 8 thought this review was well written

One of the many things that bothered me during the few times I sat and listened to the “Life Gone Wild” EP was the fact that I don’t hate this band. Many people think differently, and while I can see where those people come from, I seem to put Asking Alexandria into my “guilty pleasure” list, simply because I enjoy them. I know they are one of those bands that give the genre a bad name or whatever, but I find their music most of the time to not be all that bad.

“Life Gone Wild” is a completely different story though, it’s a release meant to hold people over until the release of their full length this coming year, but it seems to do a better job of making me question why I ever got into this band. This 6 track EP features two Skid Row covers, three remixes from their previous full length one brand new song. To be completely honest, I only found myself interested in the EP to hear the one brand new track, since I heard some rough live versions and really got myself hyped up about it all.

If you look closely at the cover for the EP, it shows the band standing in what looks like a street, hair all down and around, wearing leather jackets. Maybe their just trying to get into the Skid Row mood? I also question, why Skid Row? Why embarrass such a historic figure in the rock age? Well, at least they didn’t destroy them too much. In fact, the covers are actually not bad when you compare to most of the covers made now a days. The band doesn’t really do anything to call it their own, they just kind of went and re-did them with an updated sound.

One thing that has also been brought to my attention more lately is the whole re-mixing thing, Bring Me the Horizon re-mixed their entire second album, and then released it for people to buy. Who would buy an album full of songs re-mixed, no idea. Bands all over the map are doing it, and Asking Alexandria seems to be just another one of them. Three songs from their debut album “Stand Up and Scream” are mixed and mashed here. The three songs are, ‘A Single Moment of Sincerity’, ‘Not the American Average’, and ‘I Was Once Possible Maybe Perhaps A Cowboy King’. Each song is re-done by someone unknown to me. Well, they do absolutely nothing for the EP or the band. Actually, I’d rather listen to the song then the re-mix, and I guess a lot of people would agree with me on that.

All of this brings me to the final song on the EP, ‘Breathless’, which will be on the upcoming full-length album. To pretty much sum this song up, it’s easiest to say that it’s the average, not so changed Asking Alexandria. The song features a few boring breakdowns, an average chorus and of course, boring instrumentals. In an attempt to “pump” people up for the album, they could have at least tried to make a song which makes the album worth waiting for. Instead, it will just make fans a little more nervous for whats to come. This is how the entire EP feels, like the band is trying to hard. They do covers and re-mixes, which seems like a bleak attempt to blend in with the crowd. In a genre where standing out is a necessity, others choose to hide behind black and white walls.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
opblaaskonijn
December 21st 2010



323 Comments


Summary: A useless, unnecessary release.

You just summed up their whole discography.

Hep Kat
December 21st 2010



15311 Comments


skid row covers? crunk anthemz

Digging: Botany Boyz - Forever Botany

Acanthus
December 21st 2010



9537 Comments


I enjoyed "Stand Up and Scream" more than I should have, but from the way things are shaping up it's likely to be the only thing I ever touch of theirs again.

East Hastings
December 21st 2010



4391 Comments


I'm sick of people turning this metalcore shit into what they think is "dubstep", these douchebags and Attack Attack are the worst

bloc
December 21st 2010



34761 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Hmmm...

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

East Hastings
December 21st 2010



4391 Comments


You shut your mouth when you're talking to me

bloc
December 21st 2010



34761 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I am contemplating whether or not to give this a listen. Just out of curiosity.

Oceans
December 21st 2010



934 Comments


the gratest

Bitchfork
December 21st 2010



7584 Comments


this is too kvlt for you posers they a grimpale you

EyeForAnEye
December 21st 2010



1692 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Album sucks

Band sucks

People in it suck

Fans suck

All their releases suck

Merch Sucks

need I go on?

EyeForAnEye
December 21st 2010



1692 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Oh, of course Andcas that goes with Band Sucks.

Bands they tour with usually suck



asaf
December 21st 2010



885 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

just another sub-meh release for a sub-meh band.

iamGOZT
December 21st 2010



1 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

Hey uh, I agree with most of your review. But you made an error! The "I Was Once, Possibly..." track is a demo, not a remix. And easily the most useless track.

ctaxxxx
December 21st 2010



222 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Actually liked "Breathless" but thats about it. Waste of an ep... Song needs more techno though.

RecklessRelentles
December 21st 2010



1 Comments


i couldn't agree with you more. danny has a nice voice but his screams are becoming sloppy. it seems like their trying to hard to be an 80's hair metal kind of band. Breathless is the only good song on this EP and to be honest its not even that great. they could of done alot better.

fromtheinside
December 21st 2010



17999 Comments


Reanimation

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ZOMGZ
December 21st 2010



4 Comments


The band is a joke but I actually like them a lot- fun listen; guilty pleasure, yada yada. I think they accomplished about all they were going to on SUAS. This EP is mortifying. The one new track is sub par even for them.

Mauler
December 22nd 2010



11 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

band is so bad. good review though

MrSnuffles
December 22nd 2010



112 Comments


I like this band, but this EP is a piece of shit.

Scoot
December 22nd 2010



17724 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

hate this band with every fiber of my being



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