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    Daisumaru is offline Senior Member Frequent Poster
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    Ok AFI's new album has been out for a little over a week now and I'm wondering about everyone's opinion of it.
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    AFI started sucking as soon as they released Songs of Sorrow.

    Sure, they're doing what they like, and some people like their new music, but I don't. "Their new stuff makes their old fans feel betrayed."
    "Beer is the mind killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me, and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Hmm, I've heard that alot, but I'm a fan of their old stuff and I understand they had to expand somewhat to keep from getting stale. And overall if you listen to all the albums back to back in chronological order starting with 'Answer that and Stay Fashionable' it seems almost like their music's evolveing from one album to the next it seems kinda cool IMO. True I love their old stuff, but I think they made the right choice with where to go with their music. I mean If every album sounded the same who in their right mind would buy the new one(sadly people do all the time and I don't understand it at all).

    Also I gotta say I love the new album just because, it made alot of people realize what a great guitarist Jade Puget is, something AFI's original fans knew from the start.

    But I do understand whatya mean and who knows what their next album will bring especially since AFI seems to piss off atleast half their fans with every new album. Funny enough they seem to get a new batch with each one ^^;
    *falls into that category since his first AFI album was 'Black Sails in the Sunset'*

    *sorry for the typo on Puget's name I feel so bad for doing that -.-
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    i like sing the sorrow a fair amount. i can understand how old fans were upset by the shift in style. abandoning one of your favorite bands because they've changed (and not necessarily for the worst) is something that is unfathomable to me, however. but because i appreciate a more or less broad range of rock subgenres, i suppose it is different for me than others. hmmm...but i must say punk, pop-punk (in this connotation), and [pure] hardcore are my least favorite genres of those i listen to, as it lacks depth.

    i haven't listened to the new album yet, though. i wouldn't be so excited as to flock off and buy it/download it as i was never really big on them, but i'll be sure to give it a listen in the future. speaking of which, i'd like to have a little AFI experimentation project, listening to three songs from each album and analyzing them.

    btw, i think i heard a song from 'very proud of ya' and i didn't care for it at all. it wasn't enough for me to make a full opinion on it, so yeah, i'll have one after my project is over.

    ps: i think sing the sorrow showcases davey's beautiful voice. beautiful voices generally win me over moreso than abrasive ones, and i am very picky about vocals.
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    I'm not even sure it is a shift in style - from what I've listended to, their new stuff is very similar to their old stuff, but it lacks something. I believe that something to be best described as 'heart' - their new stuff lacks the heart of their old stuff.
    "Beer is the mind killer. Beer is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my beer. I will permit it to pass over me and through me, and when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the beer has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aradiel
    I'm not even sure it is a shift in style - from what I've listended to, their new stuff is very similar to their old stuff, but it lacks something. I believe that something to be best described as 'heart' - their new stuff lacks the heart of their old stuff.
    I think the heart's still there it's just matured is all. I mean to me "heartless" music would have to be all this generic pop crap that comes out anymore. I think it's more they have bands that are starting to sound similar to them now and that's why the new album hasn't gone over so well. I mean let's face it before it was harder to find a band that had a similar sound, but now there's My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boys which have somewhat similar sounds. *sidenote when I first heard "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge"(MCR's newer album) I asked someone when did AFI release a new album and what happened to Davey's voice?* Anyway I think maybe it should be said that there "heart/mood" changed(I'm not sure if they had any producers controlling the albums before "StS" so maybe that's the dif). Though I must say there is a definitive difference somewhere and I think it might be something to do with the fact that Davey chose to take the band in the direction of a more goth style than punk. Though AFI is always AFI it may be more to the underlying fact that it almosts feels like if "The Misfits" tried to become "The Cure". For some reason punks/skaters and goths can get along as long as the subject isn't music ^^;

    P.S. sorry if the end of that sounds stereotypical, but I think the only time I've seen the two groups agree on music was limited to a handful of bands, any lesser known bands being brought up made things get ugly. Personally I'm a half breed I really seem to fall midway between the two groups *shrugs*.

    P.P.S. And skaters don't get mad at me for grouping you with punks, but you listen to alot of the same music generally, afterall we know that skaters had alot to do with AFI's earlier success when their label was Nitro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisumaru
    P.S. sorry if the end of that sounds stereotypical, but I think the only time I've seen the two groups agree on music was limited to a handful of bands, any lesser known bands being brought up made things get ugly. Personally I'm a half breed I really seem to fall midway between the two groups *shrugs*.

    P.P.S. And skaters don't get mad at me for grouping you with punks, but you listen to alot of the same music generally, afterall we know that skaters had alot to do with AFI's earlier success when their label was Nitro.
    i don't think they'd be mad--otherwise there would have never been a skate punk scene.

    if only i could skate...then i'd expand the parameters a bit. tsk. :P

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    I love the new CD. To me, not being a fan of much of their old stuff (I've got all their albums) except for a few songs, my first impression was that it was a lot different to Sing the Sorrow. Sing the Sorrow, being hmm... perhaps slightly darker..?
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