New Asking Alexandria song

2019-07-11 by SweeneyTodd | 64 Comments
Asking Alexandria have dropped a new single titled "The Violence". The track features a new sound from the band, favouring a more alternative rock style rather than their traditional metalcore.

You can hear the song below:




The band will also be embarking on a summer tour with Papa Roach and Bad Wolves:

7/27 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
7/28 - Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
7/30 - San Antonio, TX @ Sunken Garden
8/02 - Atlanta, GA @ The Roxy
8/03 - Nashville, TN @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium
8/04 - Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/06 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre
8/07 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Met
8/09 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Stony Pony Summerstage
8/10 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
8/11 - New York, NY @ Pier 17
8/13 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Event Center
8/14 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Pavilion
8/16 - Detroit, MI @ Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
8/17 - Inwood, WV @ Shirley Acres
8/18 - Cleveland, OH @ Jacob Pavilion
8/20 - Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
8/21 - Indianapolis, IN @ Lawn at White River
8/23 - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
8/24 - Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amp
8/27 - Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
8/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center
8/30 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater
8/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium
9/01 - Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center

Tagged: Asking Alexandria

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ButtBoy
July 11th 2019
3801 Comments


"The track features a new sound from the band, favouring a more alternative rock style rather than their traditional metalcore."
so I don't keep up with metalcore anymore, but I very much remember them making this switch yearrrrrs ago

Matthias812
July 11th 2019
89 Comments


Yeah, that was the worst thing I've heard for 2019 so far.

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Furik
July 11th 2019
64 Comments


BMTH effect.

Kurai
July 11th 2019
305 Comments


Cba to listen, but does this sound like Nickelback?



William21
July 11th 2019
432 Comments


Yeah this band already wasn't metalcore anymore. Their last album was closer to just being hard rock

Toondude10
July 11th 2019
13900 Comments


why is everyone trying to sound like Imagine Dragons?

AmbushReality
July 11th 2019
63 Comments


Riff is Jaden Smith "Watch Me." Vocal patterns are oddly similar to Imagine Dragons "Believer." Composition is lazy. They are jumping headfirst into cesspool of revolving doors that is modern radio rock. The world has too many Shinedowns, Breaking Benjamins, Three Days Graces, it does not need more. The reason rock as a genre is so stagnant is NO ONE HAS THE BALLS TO DO SOMETHING NEW.

Kurai
July 11th 2019
305 Comments


Not true, there’s plenty of bands in the underground scene releasing great music. Check out practically anything on Holy Roar records as well as bands like State Faults, Birds In Row, Gouge Away and Petrol Girls.

TheGreatQ
July 11th 2019
2838 Comments


Didn’t expect to hate it like the rest of you but yeah this is really bad

outliers
July 11th 2019
799 Comments


why is everyone trying to sound like Imagine Dragons?

[2]

JayEnder
July 11th 2019
4589 Comments


Bad

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SymbolicInTime
July 11th 2019
4607 Comments


My phone is refusing to load it and that's probably for the best

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henryChinaski
July 11th 2019
4231 Comments


@Kurai
True, but I believe Ambush is referring specifically to rock music.

Song sucks.

garas
July 11th 2019
1299 Comments


This band should not exist. C'mon, split-up already!

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LightAndGlass
July 11th 2019
80 Comments


Every metalcore band has turned to red state rock and dad rock.

JayEnder
July 11th 2019
4589 Comments


Every mainstream metalcore band*

cloakanddagger
July 11th 2019
335 Comments


Yeah there are still plenty of metalcore bands out there it's just that the trend hoppers have moved onto whatever they think will sell more units.
Which is probably a good thing for the genre.

Kurai
July 11th 2019
305 Comments


Sounds about right. It makes me laugh how Matt Tuck from Bullet for My Valentine defended the style change on their last album by saying 'metal's gone a bit stale', yet now his band is on the same label as Employed to Serve.

AgentDeathbat
July 11th 2019
9984 Comments


@Kurai: Didn't Jason say in an interview that they tried to go heavy on that album but it simply didn't feel right for the mood of the writing though? I gotta say I believe Jason's take most of all, Venom felt a bit too safe and didn't have the same emotional pull.

AgentDeathbat
July 11th 2019
9984 Comments


As for this song...yeah this is alright tbh

SweeneyTodd
July 11th 2019
2214 Comments


this is just spicy Imagine Dragons


it's dogshit

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Kurai
July 11th 2019
305 Comments


I don't know since I don't follow Bullet anymore (I only know of Matt's comments due to the backlash it got, with the head of Holy Roar writing a massive article proving that Metal isn't stake), but BFMV have just been trend hopping from the beginning. They started as a Nu Metal band in the late 90s called Jeff Killed John before changing to a metal core sound to capitalise on that hype train with The Poison. Scream Aim Fire was an attempt to win over the crowd who hated them for 'not being real metal', while Fever and Temper Temper were attempts to cater for the mainstream rock crowd. Venom was an attempt to win back fans of The Poison while last year's album was cashing in on the Bring Me The Horizon stadium rock hype train.

AgentDeathbat
July 11th 2019
9984 Comments


@Kurai: That's a fair assessment I suppose. But as a fan, I think there's a little bit more to it than that.
"Scream Aim Fire was an attempt to win over the crowd who hated them for 'not being real metal'" Precisely my issue with that album tbh.
"Fever and Temper Temper were attempts to cater for the mainstream rock crowd." I feel like Fever did a way better job than Temper Temper at capitalizing on that crowd because it felt far more genuine.
"Venom was an attempt to win back fans of The Poison while last year's album was cashing in on the Bring Me The Horizon stadium rock hype train." And Venom came off way too safe meanwhile Gravity's a far more genuine sounding release to me - it's like the second incarnation of Fever in that regard.

TundraL5Z
July 11th 2019
2864 Comments


ab-so-lu-te ga-rb-age

scoopitypoop
July 11th 2019
101 Comments


this gets noticed but new Sleeping With Sirens didn't?

Uzumaki
July 11th 2019
1221 Comments


It’s probably for the best.

Devastator
July 11th 2019
3851 Comments


Both bands are garbage.

c0nf1n3d
July 11th 2019
337 Comments


Disclaimer: I actually did enjoy their self-titled record, despite the not-so-good mixing.

It seems as if Asking Alexandria is continuing in the style that their self-titled album was going for...except this time, the mixing is even WORSE than their self titled. The drums sound horrendous. Snares sound muted, and the cymbals sound like GarageBand samples. I would like the main guitar riff of the song if it didn't dominate the whole entire track...it's comparable to a EDM group sampling the same melody continuously in a song.

While not the worst thing I've heard, this is definitely below average.

AgentDeathbat
July 11th 2019
9984 Comments


The production on their self-titled blows.
This is at least passable in that regard. Not GOOD, but a step up. Songwriting wise, it's right smack in the middle between the better tracks on that album and the worst tracks on there.

DreamAgain
July 11th 2019
983 Comments


This band fucking sucks. Why are they so popular?

Kusangii
July 11th 2019
2333 Comments


One of the worst bands that has ever walked on earth.

Laen
July 11th 2019
228 Comments


can't say I'm surprised but it was still disappointing

ConcubinaryCode
July 11th 2019
4708 Comments


It's their ten year anniversary of stand up and scream. Could they even play those songs anymore if they wanted to?

Alias
July 11th 2019
442 Comments


Why does the music stop playing a minute into the song

Invaderbryan
July 11th 2019
193 Comments


It’s telling you not to waste your time listening to this crap

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Kurai
July 12th 2019
305 Comments


New SWS sounds like a Hybrid Theory era Linkin Park B Side. We’d certainly have had a thread about it if Snide were still here.

Durrzo
July 12th 2019
1783 Comments


Lmao this is so fucking bad.

AgentDeathbat
July 12th 2019
9984 Comments


@Kurai: Speaking as a distant friend of his, I doubt it this time. He didnt like the song at all lmao, i thought it was decent

Kurai
July 12th 2019
305 Comments


Well, that's at least one thing I can agree with Snide on. Is he planning to come back at all?

Kurai
July 12th 2019
305 Comments


Well, that's at least one thing I can agree with Snide on. Is he planning to come back at all?

AgentDeathbat
July 12th 2019
9984 Comments


Not even remotely. I don't think Sputnik's been on his mind aside from little jabs at it whilst promoting the Black Malachite forums.

Relinquished
July 12th 2019
40444 Comments


why do you have to be a creep and refer to yourself in third person, snide/deathbat

AgentDeathbat
July 12th 2019
9984 Comments


oh, this again... alright, cya

Relinquished
July 12th 2019
40444 Comments


you bring it on yourself

c0nf1n3d
July 12th 2019
337 Comments


Reading this comment thread...I checked out the new SWS song. Haven't listened to that band in a long, long while. The new SWS song is kind of awkward? A comment above mentioned how it sounded similar to 'Hybrid Theory era Linkin Park B-Side'. I completely agree in terms of songwriting/production, but the vocalist's voice just does NOT fit that style at all. Goes to show how certain voices are only suitable for certain genres. However, I'll be passing that song around to get other people's takes on it...despite its obvious mediocrity, there is something fascinating there.

Devastator
July 12th 2019
3851 Comments


Judging from how booming the Black Malachite forms have been I can't imagine him coming back ever.

AgentDeathbat
July 12th 2019
9984 Comments


he hasn't even really been that active there because of how damned busy he's became.

Devastator
July 12th 2019
3851 Comments


Busy recording 7 new albums, 2 EP's, and pretending that he's writing a book and manga.

KenboSlice
July 12th 2019
3175 Comments


I thought he was making some animated movie

Devastator
July 12th 2019
3851 Comments


It was supposed to tie into that Space Opera he cancelled so I imagine that was cancelled too. And by cancelled I mean never existed.

Kurai
July 12th 2019
305 Comments


Why did he leave anyway? Was it ever stated why?

Repsaj
July 12th 2019
46 Comments


Good track (if you can stomach Danny's vocals that is)

SteakByrnes
July 12th 2019
15141 Comments


Sounds like Danny heard a Nothing More track and wanted to make one, only to make it boring and shitty because his vocals are nothing compared to Nothing More's vocalist and the instrumentals aren't nearly as interesting

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Shamus248
July 13th 2019
437 Comments


Unpopular opinion - The Black is their best album

joshieboy
July 13th 2019
6736 Comments


Good lord that was terrible

SteakByrnes
July 13th 2019
15141 Comments


Yea this shit is ass

Middle18
July 14th 2019
297 Comments


Yes to the black being their best album

GregoriusV
July 15th 2019
34 Comments


The Black is their best album [3]

TheClansman95
July 15th 2019
2106 Comments


whoa, that was LAME

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Qurqulo
July 15th 2019
12 Comments


horrible track from a horrible band

SwagLordPicklePee666
July 15th 2019
200 Comments


great if you suffer from constipation.

SteakByrnes
July 15th 2019
15141 Comments


The Black has like two good songs

jawsher
July 16th 2019
15 Comments


this song makes me want to be dead

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2019
31563 Comments


relax bitch!!!



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