|[ALBUM] AFI - December Underground
||[May. 28th, 2006|07:07 pm]
Music Reviews from Mark T
AFI - December Underground
It's been a while since the last AFI album and within that time emo bands have become a lot more apparant in popular music. AFI has always mixed together emo and punk influences to create their own sound of powerful, but uplifting music. The album starts with a prelude similar to that featured on Sing The Sorrow, but quickly the pace builds up and the first proper track, Kill Caustic shows that AFI have not lost anything, but infact have used modern emo influences with their own sound to create something even better. It's worth noting that the first single off the album, Miss Murder, is not really a good indication of the direction the album has taken.
The mix of emo and punk has matured to a higher level, and it is actually the tracks with the biggest emo influences that stand out as being the best songs on the album. The Interview is the highlight of the album for me; a slow, emotional song with lyrics including the album title.
December Underground, As you exhale. By breathing and sinking too, the water underground, and i grow pale without you.