Asking Alexandria   The Black
2.6
average
Release Date: 2016
Tracklist

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3.0 goodJared Floryan | March 28th 16

Asking Alexandria are one of various modern mainstream bands that I can't for the life of me stand, putting it lightly. I'd be here all day and night talking about why I detest this ensemble so, but for the moment, this user can rest easy knowing that The Black is actually a Growing the Beard sign for these Englishmen. Studio album #4 is very enjoyable in short bursts, and the recording showcases musical growth in comparison to AA's previous releases; this isn't saying much, but I'd rather have fun than go through utmost lunacy with a style such as metalcore. Predictable and unoriginal as it is, The Black ends up functioning as a step in the right direction for the quintet. With that said, Asking Alexandria ought to stop recruiting members with ridiculous names.

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3.3 greatTrey STAFF | March 28th 16

This is solid metalcore with a great vocalist. I never heard their previous albums, so I have no idea how this compares.

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0.0 brettgoespunk | March 25th 16

Most of it is really good. The interview parts in Sometimes it Ends are a little weird, and a rSlave to Rock N Roll is kinda stupid. Undivided is boring and repetitive lyrically, but other than rthat, this album rocks. Definitely a great choice with Denis and everything they've changed. rTypical metalcore sound which is better than their electronica roots. Don't write it off based on rthe name attached.

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3.0 goodBRAman22 | March 31st 16

Surprisingly solid metalcore without too many of their god awful breakdowns.

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3.0 goodcharlie15 | March 29th 16

Quite a poor average considering this is actually pretty good. it'd be a shame if people were giving this a 1-2 just for the hell of it.

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3.0 goodComatorium. | March 24th 16

Miles ahead of anything since Stand Up and Scream, though that isn't saying too much. Instead of sounding
like a bad hair/glam rock band with a dull metallic edge, AA goes back to a much more metalcore oriented
sound. It's basically what I imagine Bring Me The Horizon would sound like these days if they still used
screaming in their music. Album's a fun romp through mid-2000s scenecore and a good time if you don't
expect much out of it.


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1.0 awfuldavezillaMP3 | January 18th 20

one way to make a notably terrible album is to make it irrelevant 6 months after release, by completely dropping any songs from the album from the live setlist after that 6 month time, by bringing back the same vocalist your trash on the whole runtime on the album. but at least the cover art is good?

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2.0 poorJoran | March 28th 17

AA go back to their roots... which is a very bad thing lmao

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2.0 poorNewBallistics | April 4th 16

Trudging though every Asking album is comparable to that scene from Great Outdoors where John Candy's character is challenged to stuffing a huge 6lb steak down his throat, but has to eat the rest of the fat and gristle to win.

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