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
The Boy Who Destroyed The World 4/5
- 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
- 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!