Third new Alexisonfire track

2022-05-23 by TheNoodle | 68 Comments
Popular Canadian post-hardcore band Alexisonfire are releasing their first full length album in 13 years, which will also be their first album since a hiatus that lasted from 2011-2015. The new album, 'Otherness', will be releasing June 24, 2022. This new album will not be featuring their previous post-reunion singles: Familiar Drugs, Complicit, or Season of the Flood.
The newest track is 'Sans Soleil'.


And in case you missed them, the previous 2 singles off 'Otherness' were
'Sweet Dreams of Otherness'


and 'Reverse the Curse'


Tagged: Alexisonfire

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twlight
May 23rd 2022
6406 Comments


lmao those chimes in the intro is the cheesiest thing i've ever heard.

Storm In A Teacup
May 23rd 2022
40160 Comments


Sounds like the type of comment from a commoner who is only hearing this song now after a week late news post.

RadioSuicide
May 23rd 2022
2119 Comments


got'em

Scoot
May 23rd 2022
21250 Comments


definite miss on the cover art

hobblepot
May 23rd 2022
2764 Comments


Song is A-okay

xlev
May 23rd 2022
30 Comments


Oh man not another post hardcore great having a bad comeback album. I dont know if I can take another one after Underoath

MO
May 23rd 2022
23663 Comments


"definite miss on the cover art"

lol it's so bad

onionbubs
May 23rd 2022
15873 Comments


all 3 songs have ruled and are better than all underoath songs since reformimg yea

artwork is next level awful tho yea agreed with everyone on planet earth

Digging: Alexisonfire - Otherness

JayEnder
May 23rd 2022
14721 Comments


Liking these three singles more than pretty much anything on OC / YC so that's a good sign. Album art alone is gonna dock some peoples' ratings I can see it now

Digging: Alexisonfire - Otherness

Storm In A Teacup
May 23rd 2022
40160 Comments


I also agree that all 3 songs rule and are better than all new reunited underoath

Ecnalzen
May 24th 2022
11302 Comments


I haven't been keeping up on my new AOF

Gots to get back in to it

Skoj
May 24th 2022
1885 Comments


sweet dreams of otherness really grew on me. First impression of this is pretty great. It's all secondary to how it sounds live; it'll play excellent.

g40st
May 24th 2022
758 Comments


cover art can't shake the Joe Goldberg with fake nails and makeup meme allegations

MCJACKDAHL
May 24th 2022
150 Comments


Sweet Dreams goes so hard live

g40st
May 24th 2022
758 Comments


on album too

g40st
May 24th 2022
758 Comments


Some of Dallas' all-time best work imo

g40st
May 24th 2022
758 Comments


Wade's really the only one who fell off incredibly hard from his earlier days of actually writing amazing guitar parts

Skoj
May 24th 2022
1885 Comments


jk lol this is great as fuck and the chorus is gonna be outstanding live.

Storm In A Teacup
May 24th 2022
40160 Comments


All 3 songs have a generic production or a production that buries, something that I can’t quite put into an exact description, yet, but all 3 songs are generally good to fantastic.

Storm In A Teacup
May 24th 2022
40160 Comments


I’d say it is the worst production and mixing of their entire discography. Surprised no one else has said that, anywho, I still listen to all 3 songs every day and enjoy regardless.

onionbubs
May 24th 2022
15873 Comments


there have been nonstop production complaints since the lead off dropped, and it is deeefinitely the worst part of these songs but they dont really hinder how much i like the songs and work better aesthetically than other recent bands from this time that have warranted recent production complaints

also imo they do sound a hair better than the 2019-2020 singles, much as i love season of the flood

JeetJeet
May 24th 2022
11325 Comments


Damn this shit weak

Digging: Gaelle - Transient

Purpl3Spartan
May 24th 2022
4090 Comments


*he muttered looking down at his toilet*

twlight
May 24th 2022
6406 Comments


song is fine, production is fine

furpa
May 24th 2022
599 Comments


Yeah my personal least favourite of the new bunch so far. The other two were sick though.

HOWEVER the most disappointing thing about this comeback is definitely that wack ass artwork. Designed by Nick Steinhardt (of Touche Amore) and I usually adore his art but man this shit ain't it lol. What was he thinking..

keaton_86
May 24th 2022
672 Comments


Nick is very hit or miss. Obviously sunbather a huge hit, but Bayonnes second album has pretty weak album art.

gravityswitch
May 24th 2022
1048 Comments


lmao the first shoutout on the new album
Song rules albeit a bit cheesy, maybe Dallas best AoF performance

Lord(e)Po)))ts
May 24th 2022
69873 Comments


There is literally nothing offensive about the artwork

Some fragile masculinity it would take to get worked up about that

Suits the album title and the knee jerk reactions only reinforce that fact

g40st
May 24th 2022
758 Comments


It's fugly

g40st
May 24th 2022
758 Comments


What's offensive is how ugly it is

Gyromania
May 24th 2022
34578 Comments


These songs are fucking bad

Anthracks
May 24th 2022
7524 Comments


is it alex is on fire, alexis on fire, alexi's on fire, or what

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LightAndGlass
May 24th 2022
408 Comments


Bro it's been 20 years. Everyone knows it's alexisonfire.

For real though, it's Alexis on fire.

Digging: Emery - Rub Some Dirt on It

Alucard125
May 24th 2022
658 Comments


New track is great, but would have loved more George on it.

There is alternate cover art on some vinyl releases that is much more palatable: alexisonfire.tmstor.es/product/93653

Digging: Alexisonfire - Otherness

Eldar777
May 24th 2022
214 Comments


New track is great, but would have loved more George on it.

I'm pretty sure he sings the lower harmony all over the track

twlight
May 24th 2022
6406 Comments


man their screamer is going to be a doing a lot of standing around when they perform the new songs live

onionbubs
May 24th 2022
15873 Comments


i mean songs without a lot of george are nothing new for the band. look at side walks when she walks and happiness by the kilowatt. plus the opener is supposed to be an absolute ripper so there will be plenty of george throughout the album. j doesnt make as much sense stylistically to have him scream a lot on this song

JayEnder
May 24th 2022
14721 Comments


Nick Steinhardt made this cover???

Huge L on his part.

twlight
May 24th 2022
6406 Comments


today I learned disliking album art equates to fragile masculinity

Storm In A Teacup
May 24th 2022
40160 Comments


Damn i never considered the alexi's on fire conspiracy theory.

Storm In A Teacup
May 24th 2022
40160 Comments


I have been doing a brilliant prank or something like that on my girlfriend with this band. She hates metal and for two weeks ive been talking about canadas favorite modern metal band Alexisonfire and then play her the Death Letter EP, Sans Soleil, live acoustic performances, etc and have avoided playing any heavy song or song with screaming. She thinks that one scream from George on Sans Soleil is their heaviest song and keeps asking me whrn are we moving to Canada to get away from all the horrible metal and live with the people who think alexisonfire is metal...

😁😁😁

Storm In A Teacup
May 24th 2022
40160 Comments


I have no idea where this is leading so i am accepting ideas.

ShartHarder
May 24th 2022
131 Comments


production is blach agreed but still another good song, really liking the chorus on this

notagenius
May 24th 2022
832 Comments


why they all sound corny. have no expectations for the new album.

nah Underoath's Voyeurist is greattttttt!!!

g40st
May 25th 2022
758 Comments


I disagree the HbtK has little George

onionbubs
May 25th 2022
15873 Comments


he has like 4 lines lol

Storm In A Teacup
May 25th 2022
40160 Comments


We all know Dallas prefers the acoustic version anyway lmao

keaton_86
May 25th 2022
672 Comments


One of the best city & colour songs I've heard in a while. Pretty weak bridge though.

Alucard125
May 25th 2022
658 Comments


@Eldar777 - I assumed that it was Wade doing the harmonies, but you may be right.

Eldar777
May 25th 2022
214 Comments


@Alucard125 there is a 'making of' video where they discussed the creative and recording process. George started singing as well - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkaPh6kY5ag

On the live version of 'Sweet Dreams Of Otherness' George also sings the low harmony in the verses

MCJACKDAHL
May 25th 2022
150 Comments


George sang a lot of low harmonies live when i saw them last week too. So fucking excited for this record.

onionbubs
May 25th 2022
15873 Comments


mistaken information also has a part where george sings a lead melody that the band claims to be the most beautiful moment on the whole album and i am so unbelievably excited to hear that lol

henryChinaski
May 25th 2022
4550 Comments


good song, favorite single so far

Itwasthatwas
May 25th 2022
3115 Comments


I think the production issue most people are probably having are that the vocals are mixed very strangely. Dallas’s voice often feels lower in the mix and more distant than you’d expect based on most productions you hear, unless most of the other instruments have dropped out. Plus the placement of the harmonies in the mix is sometimes odd like they’re being sung in different locations. I think it’s an intentional choice, to kind of give them a stylized, dated, classic rock, live venue type sound and also to avoid having Dallas’s voice dominate the band but I’m not sure it works

JayEnder
May 25th 2022
14721 Comments


Production definitely has that "live venue" vibe for sure. I kinda dig it but there's no punch to the instrumentation whatsoever. Songs are still really good tho

onionbubs
May 25th 2022
15873 Comments


yeah i think it aesthetically works alright for them and i like these songs a lot regardless but for me the instruments themselves sound worse than the vocal mix. they dont sound terrible just like, they were recorded in a purposefully analog way that makes them sound kind of devoid of presence

Itwasthatwas
May 25th 2022
3115 Comments


Interesting, the instruments work better for me for the most part than the vocal mix which I think limits the catharsis you usually get from a Dallas chorus.

It definitely has some stylistic choices you wouldn't necessarily expect from them.
- The drum sound seems to be fairly standard to me but the snare feels more distant, and more like its behind me than I would usually expect rather than out in front, more muted. Cymbals are a lot lower in the mix than you would usually expect.

- Rhythm guitars are more of a fuzz pedal type sound rather than a more saturated sound you'd expect in the genre, and they also don't feel panned hard left/right like usual.

- Lead guitars on the other hand are more saturated than I would have expected from the rhythm guitars, and sometimes sound like they're panned further left or right than the rhythm tracks. Maybe this is meant to be a throwback to their first album where they just had each guy switching between rhythm and lead parts and harmonies and staying on their side, or again meant to feel like a live sound where a lead part wouldn't suddenly pan to the center.

- Bass sounds fine, not super prominent but not buried

- of course everything is drenched in lots of reverb and delay giving it that washed out, live sound

I only listened to these as youtube streams on earbuds though so take it, but those are my first impressions

twlight
May 26th 2022
6406 Comments


Yeah this song is fucking killer don't get me wrong. I just thought that chime part in the intro was cheesey. So happy to see these dudes back. Great group


twlight
May 26th 2022
6406 Comments


Plus YouTube streams will never be a good way to judge how a record sounds

JayEnder
May 26th 2022
14721 Comments


Actually a great song. Love this one and Reverse the Curse

twlight
May 26th 2022
6406 Comments


Dude it warms my heart to see these guys back and so obviously happy doing it. Check their performance at lollapalooza Chile a couple months ago. Energy is palpable. Accidents is a classic banger of a song

https://youtu.be/nWGtZ9vlAig

Itwasthatwas
May 26th 2022
3115 Comments


I listened to these songs via Spotify on my monitors this morning and the production complaints are fair. A bunch of the harshness and muddiness that I had chalked up to my earbuds and YouTube was actually worse

g40st
May 27th 2022
758 Comments


Thanks for that Chile concert link, recording was clean as hell
Chris still an absolute madman live you love to see it

g40st
May 27th 2022
758 Comments


They apparently played in Toronto a few weeks ago and did multiple songs from s/t

Nice

JayEnder
May 29th 2022
14721 Comments


Can't get over how much I'm loving this song. Officially hyped af for this album.

keaton_86
May 29th 2022
672 Comments


The more I listen to it, the more I like it. The other two songs kick ass too.

nicktheman1
May 31st 2022
82 Comments


Nah this aint it

Storm In A Teacup
May 31st 2022
40160 Comments


It obviously is it. You’re just wrong.



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