Asking Alexandria
From Death to Destiny


2.0
poor

Review

by P.J. Quinones USER (35 Reviews)
August 7th, 2013 | 11 replies


Release Date: 08/06/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: What did you expect?

When bands like Motley Crue and Guns N Roses were writing their music in the 80s, I don’t believe they envisioned rock n roll to turn to what it has now. Popular “rock n roll” is a land desolate of talent where the well done riff has taken safe refuge under the swift, cruel tyranny of boring breakdowns and tactless chord progressions in attempt to make a hook in metalcore. The riff is often mistaken for the treacherous half-riff, which is excused from the claws of scrutiny by teens who think their spinoff post hardcore is better than the metalcore when it is in fact barely different at all. The rock of old is forced to accept what they’ve created which, as usual, is not what was envisioned. From Death to Destiny is the brainchild of a band at the very tip of the metalcore food chain, where judgement is recklessly and relentlessly given. No worse than it’s predecessor, but no better than exactly what was expected from a band who has made their genre so incredibly popular.

Danny Worsnop has gladly taken advantage of millions of mindless fans who have fed his habits and then complain about their “hero” drinking his life away. Stand Up and Scream was woefully the beginning of the metalcore disease, and Reckless and Relentless was Worsnop’s high claims of “moderation” in his alcohol consumption proving to be a miserable failure just as much as his music. The one upside to his band’s dreary discography is his own singing. No longer a whining scenie weenie, Worsnop has progressively taken to the grit of a real singer to couple with screams that have deteriorated with time. His singing is not always enjoyable on the album, but it is moreso than before because it gives Asking Alexandria more of the sound of a real rock band as they have so aspired to be. They still, however, are having trouble cutting the cord with the dreaded “chug-and-chord” formula completely. And where they do succeed in making complete riffs, they end up recycling these riffs.

From Death to Destiny is a continuation of it’s preceding album only with better singing and over saturation of radio-friendly choruses. They still have yet to embrace full creativity and after a terrible album and terribly boring album (respectively), the musically inclined that even have an element of patience are now losing their own. The album will probably sell very well to the 12-17 age group and be a hit on the billboard, but a failure in the eyes of originality and true musicianship.



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    The sound of a band maturing and slowly finding their own sound....

    Brabiz (1.5)
    Unimpressive at best and painfully abysmal at it's worst....

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    oskrr1 (2)
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Comments:Add a Comment 
Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 7th 2013


50550 Comments


motley crue and guns and roses suck anyway

pjquinones747
August 7th 2013


765 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Yeah I don't enjoy them either.

Digging: Thank You Scientist - Maps of Non-Existent Places

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
August 7th 2013


1646 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This album is quite a thriller.

pjquinones747
August 7th 2013


765 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Most definitely..

spartanawasp
August 7th 2013


303 Comments


But I like Guns & Roses Q-Q

MosesMalone
August 7th 2013


1836 Comments


I really don't get the point of reviewing an asking alexandria album on this site.

AceOfSpades
August 7th 2013


81 Comments


local radio was giving this album away with asking alexandria condoms and lube

NapalmCrusader
August 7th 2013


1737 Comments


They're just a shitty scene band which plays really bad metalcore and has a severe identity crisis,
the pathetic is predictable lot of shitty post hardcore and radio rock bands tryin to emulate bands
like van halen, skid row, guns n roses, wasp and mtotey crue Wornsnop and company will lose their
appeal and them they will dissapear very quickly, so, this work is just a worthless piece of crap
which should get lost in the deepest oblivion

spartanawasp
August 7th 2013


303 Comments


As an scene fan, I also don't really understand how they got so popular, considering that there are much better "scenecore" bands out there.

YakNips
August 7th 2013


11964 Comments


Their first album was decent scenecore

Digging: Purge. - Sewage

NapalmCrusader
August 7th 2013


1737 Comments


A big part of scenecore is awful. Few bands are tolerable



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