The Amity Affliction
Chasing Ghosts


4.5
superb

Review

by Themaxwell23 USER (2 Reviews)
January 29th, 2013 | 21 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Chasing Ghosts is a amazing release , one of my tops of 2012 . It has everything a post hardcore fan could ask for , it hits with sincerity and earnestness not many bands are capable of . The Amity Affliction hit on all cylinders showcasing the talent fan

For many Fans of TAA Youngbloods was there crowning achievement , i might be in the minority here but as good as youngbloods was i think Chasing ghosts is even better . It takes everything youngbloods was a steps it up a notch and even expands on there already amazing sound .
The album starts off with the title track witch is surprisingly one of the heavier tracks on the record with a rare and well executed breakdown and Joel Birchs improved howls . What makes TAA stand out above all is there amazing clean vocals performed by Ahren Stringer , he is the crown jewel in this band and there secret weapon . His cleans add depth to the songs and in contrast with the screams really stand out . For anyone who is a fan of there older music Ahren has got even better . Another thing id like to touch on real quick is the lyrics , there all written in some form about suicide and its implications from different perspectives . Be it first person , from the eyes of a friend or loved one , even in hindsight . Moving on the track 3 RIP Bon witch might be a reference to Bon Scott of AC/DC fame is a song about the guilt of a friend who didn't do enough to stop the suicide of a friend and how they wish they could of helped . The chorus is great and the instruments do a very good job of giving each other room to breath and not over crowd one another , witch might go to how well the record was produced . Track 4 open letter is my personal favorite and holds the distinction of being the catchiest and heaviest song on the record . Starts off slow with a symphony type electronic but not for very long . Soon it hits you like mike Tyson , brutal heavy verse and double bass drums defiantly the type to get a pit started but before you know it the chorus starts and if it dosnt have you singing along after a few listens then your in the wrong place . Its ear candy at its best fans of Youngbloods will soon forget about dr thunder once hearing this . The record dose a good job of pacing itself and each track has something that stands out besides maybe the i hate track witch is pretty genetic . Flowerbomb has great double tracked vocals in the chrous and fantastic ending with the symbols really shining . Paps Blue ribbon has a amazing bridge and vocals all around are excellent with the rest of the band taking a step back . The record ends with bondi blues and its a fitting end to the record bring everything the band has to offer to the track .
.
All in all this is just a fantastic record and i suggest anyone whos a fan of post hardcore or whatever you want to call it these days to check it out , besides a few small flaws this record is golden and stands out head and shoulders above most other releases from the genre . Fans of there older stuff do not fear it is a fitting follow up to youngbloods .

Thanks for reading .


user ratings (266)
Chart.
3.6
great
other reviews of this album
1 of

Comments:Add a Comment 
robvusechevic
January 28th 2013


92 Comments


What the fuck? Dude learn to use paragraphs. Decent album.

Hospital
January 28th 2013


2065 Comments


yeah this band is pretty sweet, i've only heard choice songs off of this and youngbloods but i'm digging everything i've heard. I think the production on the cleans could be toned down a tad but hey I hear the dude can hit the notes live so it's all good

nononsense
January 28th 2013


3431 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

This band rules. Review is hard to read though. Try breaking it up into paragraphs. Look at my review for Conditions. If you haven't heard them you need to.

MMX
January 28th 2013


4859 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Band is playing warped kind of excited

Digging: Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
January 28th 2013


7127 Comments


this is going to get negged to hell.

lucasjcockcroft
January 29th 2013


3714 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this kind of looks like my first review
fuckkkk

NorwichScene
January 29th 2013


1522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

You spelt which wrong. It's not witch lol.

Love this band

NorwichScene
January 29th 2013


1522 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I have this a 5. Bring on the haters

Themaxwell23
January 29th 2013


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah it's my second review and wrote it on my phone kinda tough thanks though guys ill work on it . Appreciate the feedback .

Digging: Poison the Well - TheOppositeof December/Tear From The Red

porch
January 29th 2013


8460 Comments


writing reviews on your phone has given you a unique style , i say stick with it

J0ckstrapsFTW
January 29th 2013


3659 Comments


Hmm this looks interesting

Hospital
January 29th 2013


2065 Comments


the band or review?

FearThyEvil
January 29th 2013


12761 Comments


Neg

Grammar mistake almost every sentence. Also, use paragraphs.

JackSoffalot
January 29th 2013


88 Comments


This is a horrible review. There's no way you made it past 2nd grade.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
January 29th 2013


7127 Comments


Dude calm down.

Hospital
January 29th 2013


2065 Comments


Srsly

mindleviticus
January 29th 2013


8330 Comments


ugh.

POS'd

Themaxwell23
January 30th 2013


11 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Outch ! I guess ill retire my writing ha ha thanks guys

Betray
February 19th 2014


4728 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

defiantly

Digging: Circa Survive - Descensus

NeoSpaz
February 20th 2014


4519 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

oh jesus fuck really
a
5
for this



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2014 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy