As Cities Burn, A Song Drops

2018-11-08 by thecheatisnotdead | 50 Comments
On-again/off-again post-hardcore/indie outfit As Cities Burn, currently touring in support of Silverstein through January of 2019, have announced their signing to Equal Vision Records.

While there has been no formal announcement of an EP or full-length album, the band accompanied the news with the release of a newly recorded single, entitled "2020 AD."

The song can be viewed at the link below:



Tagged: As Cities Burn

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ProjectFreak
November 8th 2018
3113 Comments


so glad this band's back, song's pretty good

scoopitypoop
November 8th 2018
73 Comments


dope af

FearThyEvil
November 8th 2018
16637 Comments


those drums sound absolutely terrible

omgbecky
November 8th 2018
479 Comments


I've got mixed feelings. Man, I was so excited when I saw that they joined Silverstein's tour, but after hearing this song my excitement has faded away...

Source
November 8th 2018
4257 Comments


How many times is this band going to say they're finally disbanding for real, only to reunite?

pjquinones747
November 8th 2018
2738 Comments


Stoked as fuck

Digging: Architects - Holy Hell

Storm In A Teacup
November 8th 2018
24497 Comments


when can we get that Year 1 A.R. After. Religion. ? tho foreal

thecheatisnotdead
November 8th 2018
925 Comments


Ooo, getting political up in here!

cvlts
November 8th 2018
9494 Comments


actually good

Ecnalzen
November 8th 2018
7479 Comments


I remember having a copy of Come Now Sleep for a while long time ago but never really got onboard with how the vocalist sounded. Vocals are def better on this but song is a little meh.

henryChinaski
November 8th 2018
4109 Comments


Decent. Had no idea they're touring.

calmrose
November 8th 2018
3857 Comments


definitely digging this

Digging: Architects - Holy Hell

MusicinaBox
November 8th 2018
675 Comments


This is terrible. I definitely prefer everything post-Son I Loved You at Your Darkest, but even then they interplayed the vocals instead of just singing at the same time. Lyrics were pretty cringey too tbh...

OwMySnauze
November 8th 2018
1846 Comments


It’s okay, the other two singles they put out were better. Curious to see what they put out still

JohnFire
November 8th 2018
598 Comments


I liked SILYAYD, but I loved every album after that. But this song is pretty good. Drums are fine, too. Lyrics are not bad. Just enjoy it, guys.

@Storm just add a 1 before every year, that way humanity would count civilized years. So we're now in year 12018. The youtube channel Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell made a video on that a while ago.

BallsToTheWall
November 8th 2018
48994 Comments


30 year old former emo kids unite.

Digging: Protector - Golem

MusicinaBox
November 8th 2018
675 Comments


Man, I just listened to the other two singles they put out and I'm super disappointed. What's up with the generic boring lyricism? I'm baffled.

Momentai
November 8th 2018
80 Comments


Mineral, Envy, As Cities Burn.....wtf is going on lately. Yeah this song is hmmm its okay i suppose. It kinda feels like its missing both the emotional dread of SILYAYD and the indie etheral power of CNS and HOHW. Like it hovers through both of those but doesnt quite grasp it. Could be a grower but right now it just feels a little lost in its direction.

DamnVanne
November 8th 2018
2742 Comments


I didn’t want to talk trash to them on their social media on account of how much I love CNS and HOHW but this is so boring. TJ or whatever his name is from the first album is so bad. I can’t stand him

scoopitypoop
November 8th 2018
73 Comments


Lyrics are trash. Instrumental is great. Voice quality is also great. Chorus is the most laziest thing ever.

Source
November 8th 2018
4257 Comments


Cody has never been an amazing vocalist either let's be honest

DamnVanne
November 8th 2018
2742 Comments


He was kind of blandly sweet but the lyrics on the two good albums were full of some of the best lyrics I’ve heard

Source
November 8th 2018
4257 Comments


Not a fan of their debut?

spanndrew58
November 8th 2018
81 Comments


I love this band, but this is bad

DamnVanne
November 8th 2018
2742 Comments


Musically it’s a little more intense than suits these guys I think, but my only real issue is with the vocals. This dude coming back is worse than them staying broken up

Source
November 8th 2018
4257 Comments


Fair enough

MotokoKusanagi
November 8th 2018
1585 Comments


i'm nostalgic for their older material but this wasn't special

ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
November 9th 2018
2577 Comments


well that was terrible

RadioNew03
November 9th 2018
14 Comments


What The Fuck

jpaulwegenast
November 9th 2018
35 Comments


Oh... yikes. ACB is dead. Long live ACB.

The AD, as opposed to CE, also made me cringe, but that's probably just my perspective. The lyricism and instrumentation is super tired though. Guess I'll just keep HOHW spinning.

Digging: Rolo Tomassi - Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It

Veldin
November 9th 2018
3666 Comments


Damn it's been 10 years? Used to love this band. Saw 'em live on Hell or High Water tour

botb
November 9th 2018
11998 Comments


It’s not bad but I can’t see myself revisiting it really

MotokoKusanagi
November 9th 2018
1585 Comments


TELL ME IM ONLY DREAMINNNN
TELL ME HES JUST SLEEPIN
WHEN MORNING COMES, WE'LL BOTH WAKE UP TO THE SUOONNN

DreamAgain
November 9th 2018
820 Comments


oh great more edgy politically charged post-hardcore/metalcore songs.

Hopelust
November 9th 2018
3224 Comments


"30 year old former emo kids unite."

lol


Digging: Sparta - Wiretap Scars

outliers
November 9th 2018
298 Comments


LMFAO why are Cody's vocals so gotdamn overproduced....

Duckman118
November 9th 2018
385 Comments


As someone who barely listened to their first album probably 4 years ago, this was really good to me.

bananatossing
November 9th 2018
624 Comments


oh, cody. you should've continued hawkboy.
hope they produce better songs.

ripquill
November 10th 2018
104 Comments


I saw these guys a week or two ago in Springfield. This new song is kinda bad but the old stuff sounds as good as ever live

ripquill
November 10th 2018
104 Comments


oh and they played a few new songs, the others sounded similar. idk where the sick Cody riff work went in the new stuff

jasonslfl
November 10th 2018
101 Comments


Holy shit this is terrible. I hope these guys are at least cashing a decent paycheck off of this stuff. I'm just gonna plug my ears and pretend nothing came out after SILYAYD

DamnVanne
November 10th 2018
2742 Comments


Booooooo

North0House2
November 10th 2018
6026 Comments


This is easily one of the worst things I've heard this year, and I loved their earlier work. These lyrics are absolute garbage.

Tyler.
November 11th 2018
15428 Comments


oh this is phx acb not indie acb

DamnVanne
November 11th 2018
2742 Comments


I feel like this is one of those cursed magical token things where I wished really hard for ACB to get back together but then TJ came with and I’m supposed to learn some moral lesson

Tyler.
November 11th 2018
15428 Comments


hahahah

momentsofclarity
November 12th 2018
219 Comments


i actually like this, yall sleepin. twangy post hardcore jams. good vibes

Dylan620
November 12th 2018
4248 Comments


I have no interest in this song but that is a brilliant article title

Digging: Frog - Kind of Blah

LightAndGlass
November 13th 2018
70 Comments


People on here are so hyperbolic sometimes.

The song is decent but not something I'd really come back to. SILYAYD is the only album I've loved from this band and I'm stoked to see them next week. I'd like if they went back to some heavier sounds (which this song flirts with a little bit) but my fingers aren't crossed. Most band reunions tend to be pretty lackluster when they put out new music.

Digging: Chasing Victory - I Call This Abandonment

momentsofclarity
November 13th 2018
219 Comments


tbh come now sleep has lasted the best for me. HOHW was a great indie jam album in high school and still remains such, but CNS.. breathtaking ambience and songwriting



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