AFI
All Hallow's E.P.


4.0
excellent

Review

by TheMisterBungle USER (12 Reviews)
October 22nd, 2006 | 25 replies


Release Date: 1999 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A short EP from AFI that cannot be passed up.

Almost everyone has heard of AFI. They have become a famous name due to their new releases like Decemberunderground and Sing The Sorrow. Before their more commercially accepted releases, they had many EPs and albums. I don’t know very much about AFI except the basics like these. This EP is all I own by them. I picked this up because my local Sam Goody store was closing and having a big sale. I got this EP for only $1.50.

The first song Fall Children, starts out with quiet guitar and singing. Then before you know it, the song explodes at full power. The first time I heard this it caught me totally off guard. I was used to hearing AFI’s newer material that my friends had showed me. This song is instantly addictive, with killer hooks that don’t wear old in only a few listens. I love this song, because I was born on October 30, the day before halloween, which makes this whole EP really fun for me to listen to on my birthday. Of course it’s always fun to listen to this on halloween too. The song has some little chimes at the end, which are kind of annoying, as it adds nothing to the overall feel of the song. This song is a small fun burst of energy.

Next is a Misfits cover called Halloween, which is the fastest most in your face track on this EP. Only around a minute and a half long, it flies by fast. My least favorite song on this EP, due to the length, and that it gets kind of repetitive. The last half of this song is just some “creepy” sounds effects. A more boring song off the EP, but still has its place here.

The Boy Who Destroyed The World comes at you fast with a quick drum roll, and soars you into pure Adrenaline and energy. The song is like every other song on this EP, fast, full of energy, and catchy. Features my overall band performance on the album, they seem to be really pushing themselves here. Really good song, but yet seems to be lacking of something.

Last but certainly not least, is my favorite song on the album Totalimmortal. Yet again, full of speed, hooks, and energy. The bass in this song really stands out and makes for my favorite bass lines from AFI ever. When I saw these guys live a couple mouths ago, they did this song as an encore, and I was really blown away by there performance. I think that it sounded much better live, but still is awesome in the studio recording of it. Sweet song.

Fall Children 4.5/5
Halloween 3/5
The Boy Who Destroyed The World 4/5
Totalimmortal 5/5


Pros
- Great hooks that don’t wear old after only a few listens
- Davey sounds great
- Bass can be heard!
- Fun to listen to around halloween

Cons
- Drums have never really stood out
- Should be longer
- The first two songs have pointless endings which just take up space on the EP, but they do make the EP end at 13:00, which is neat. I think they should have done a short song instead because the sounds effects take up more than a minute in space.

Overall I think this is a great EP, Which was most definitely worth $1.50. Good for any punk fan, and should be relatively cheap.

Go get it if you don’t have it!

4/5



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TheMisterBungle
October 22nd 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

ok i edited it

This Message Edited On 10.22.06

Oddsen
October 22nd 2006


1127 Comments


Fine review. I need some AFI.

RottedFlesh
October 22nd 2006


213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Ahhhh. This EP is a wonderful reminder that AFI once made good music.

Zmev
October 23rd 2006


983 Comments


When was this released?

Jom
Staff Reviewer
October 23rd 2006


3268 Comments


Zmev:

Ranking: #42 for 1999


It's below the album art. I don't know if it was released in 1999 or not, though.

Bfhurricane
October 23rd 2006


6268 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I think, for EPs, this is classic. Every song is great, they could have made an amazing album if they made more songs like this

Zmev
October 23rd 2006


983 Comments


I meant the exact date.

RottedFlesh
October 23rd 2006


213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oct. 5th 1999

Zmev
October 23rd 2006


983 Comments


Thanks, it would be cool if this were released on Halloween.

DanReligion
October 23rd 2006


38 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"The first two songs have pointless endings which just take up space on the EP"



Not true. The reason those noises are there at the end of Halloween and Fall Children, is to get the EP length up to 13:00 minutes long.

Tyler
Emeritus
October 23rd 2006


7927 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Total Immortal rules.

TheMisterBungle
October 23rd 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"Not true. The reason those noises are there at the end of Halloween and Fall Children, is to get the EP length up to 13:00 minutes long."

oh thats cool.

i didn't know that, thanks.

i'll edit that

my hands are tied
October 23rd 2006


16 Comments


"a small fun burst of energy"
an eloquent review for a pretty good band.
i like it.

BlastFunk03
October 24th 2006


83 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like how they have their own halloween classic Fall Children followed by their take on the classic that inspired them.

TheMisterBungle
October 29th 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Holy crap!

This got featured!

Cool.This Message Edited On 10.29.06

Pizza
October 30th 2006


696 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This EP is amazing. I disagree with you though because Halloween is not boring at all and every song deserves 5/5

TheMisterBungle
October 30th 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The end of Halloween is the boring part.

And I've never really loved cover songs.

nirvana1989_nb
November 4th 2006


98 Comments


AFI suck penis now
they used to be kool

TheMisterBungle
November 6th 2006


861 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah they used to be better.

I like their new stuff still though.

I saw them in concert and they pulled off everything great, so that made me like their newer stuff more.

DWittisarockstar
December 17th 2007


1501 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is nice. I like this just a little better than their new stuff, but I haven't heard much of the older. I will though.



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