℗ 2017 Sumerian Records
Asking Alexandria Tracklist:
This is really good oh and these people can shut up about programmed drums even if it is it’s still good Danny does sound like a smoker but he is still a good sister so all y’all people SHUT UP!
I personally enjoy music that I can understand the lyrics when being played and am not a fan of whole albums/songs being nothing but growling and screaming. Into the Fire and Rise Up fit the bill for me. AA keeps making songs like this, am a fan for life!
Lots of the songs are amazing most of the reviews are by close minded people but I’ve had an open mind on this album songs like alone in a room and into the fire are the kickass style music and then you got songs like hopelessly hopeful which is really good the only song I really didn’t like was vultures but that’s just me anyways that’s my honest opinion on this record
I wish I could this album negative stars. Metal bands always use the excuse of “evolution” as a way to move on from metalcore but we all know hey just “evolve” for the money. I didn’t know evolution meant being uncreative. This is a total generic album meant to get on the radio. It isn’t asking Alexandria anymore. If I were to listen to this album without anyone being told who it was, I would think it was another band. This album is a disgrace. Absolute garbage.
After hearing each song, I really liked all the songs that have 2 and up popularity for this album on iTunes. Knowing Danny re-join was a big morale boost to AA. But I don’t really care for the songs with only +1 in popularity. I’m in the minority speaking here because I really loved The Black. Just raw emotion, noticeable pain and very powerful, it was beautiful. I prefer that album over hearing this easily. But with Danny as the singer, this is their best album out of the 4 (stand up, reckless & from death/destiny). I know everyone’s opinions will vary, My favorite was The Black with Denis, but this is my 2nd fav AA Album... but that’s just how I feel. #WelcomeBackDanny :D
Only reason I gave it two stars is because it’s Asking Alexandria. I miss the stand up and scream era. And unfortunately they lost it. It saddens me to say it but they are just an average rock band now. Bring the old stuff back! Stand up and scream was literally, in my opinion, the greatest hardcore album of that time.
Stand Up and Scream and Reckless and Relentless were two albums I play over and over for months and they never got old. I still listen to those albums here and there and love them the same. From Death to Destiny had me concerned as to the direction of sound they were going. With The Black and a new vocalist, it had some new elements but a lot of the songs still had the edge to them that made the first two albums had, so I listened to the album a lot despite mixed responses from fans. When Danny came back, I thought cool - but this could either be a good thing or a bad one. Unfortunately, it turned out to be the last. (Reminds me of what happened to BMTH) I purchased the album and listened to it a few times then put it away thinking 'I'm all set." I'm a pretty forgiving fan though, so maybe next time???
So, you guys have the new Asking Alexandria album under recent releases, I mean, I’m not complaining, because it’s a great album, but still it’s not new my friends, but all the same it kids fantastic!
I’m going to be honest. This is not a good record by AA standards. It feels like they hardly tried. As disappointing as a flat soda. It suffices for some, and is music by its own warrant, but is a letdown for many of the long-term, committed fans. What made AA the band it was is no longer present. Danny’s musical identity crisis and the rest of the band’s lack of passion both bled through to this record. They’ve gradually gotten worse since their debut.
I had high expectations for this album. I mean, with Danny back why wouldn’t they make a killer album. But I’m saddened to say I am not impressed. Don’t get me wrong I do like “Alone in a room” and “Eve” sounds like it could have been a killer song. “Empire” is a joke 👎🏻. I guess i’ll just stick to their older stuff.
AA has a been a monolith in the metalcore scene. Huge from the start amassing fans to sellout concerts even from there early days pioneering the quintessential sound of the subgenre. Sure, it was good, but I believe this album is a step above the rest. Danny's voice has lost its youthfulness but has been replaced by a gruff tone that utters truthful lyrics in subtle beauty. The screams of his past have faded but are replaced by the rough yells of a man who has learned a few things. This album is magnificent, and is there best work personally. Maturity at its finest...
At first I was disappointed, not what I expected at all. After a few listens through the album, I’m loving it. Also, just saw them in concert last night, the new album is even better live. They still got it and are still my favorite band.
FFTD amazing than this Danny I understand you want to change your style but come on. This is soft core rock Nickelback plays heavier. I’m glad people that just know about them like it because old school fans hate this trash.
This is their best album yet. Their new style of rock will continue their careers successfully and bring in more fans. The scream era they had in my opinion showed their age. Their new style shows more quality in writing and playing. If people are upset this is no longer AA then they need to grow up themselves. The band did. Why can’t you?!
I was told that if you bought the actual album there was a bonus hidden track, Explicit, on the album. I bought the album and the only hidden track was Into the Fire (radio edit). Pretty disappointed.
First go around I was so/so on this album. Saw them live and play some of the new music and was blown away. This has grown on my and is now one of my favorite albums. Diverse album and loving it!
Honestly one of the greatest albums of the year it’s different yes I’ve followed them since day one and it’s great to see them grow and change from being teenagers to adults with kids can’t wait for the new music videos!
I’m sorry but if you were a fan of AA in the beginning there is almost no way you can like this. The lyrics are bland, composure of the songs are very generic and vocals are nowhere near what they used to be. I’m not talking about screams and only screams neither it’s the clean vocals that are immensely different than that they produced before. I had hope when the black came out because it was different yet still having pieces of their roots showing. This is just music to make money, which good for them let them be successful but I won’t be purchasing this album.