I am psyched to put this list together, as I am a true AFI fan. If you are new to AFI and looking for the best songs to start out with, I highly recommend checking out the following songs. If you are already a fan, feel free to critique the list. Either way, feel free to comment and let your voice be heard! I first came across AFI in They were one of the two opening bands for The Offspring , my favorite band at the time, who were on tour in support of the Ixnay on the Hombre album. From then on I bought each new release.
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Since , it consists of lead vocalist Davey Havok , drummer and backing vocalist Adam Carson , bassist, backing vocalist and keyboardist Hunter Burgan , and guitarist, backing vocalist and keyboardist Jade Puget. Originally a hardcore punk band, they have since delved into many genres, starting with horror punk and following through post-hardcore and emo into alternative rock and gothic rock. The band first reached substantial commercial success with their fifth album, The Art of Drowning , which peaked at number on the Billboard
They were so much more interesting than all the other punk rock I was listening to at the time, and you could their influences too. My reaction upon hearing it was similar to when I first heard David Bowie as a kid — when you pressed play, it was like escaping to another world…. Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes has more of a hardcore style than their previous albums and this is where they really began to hit their stride. In contrast, the chorus has probably one of the best melodic hooks of their career, one of which is sung by Nick 13 of Tiger Army. We actually covered it during our first show, so our bass player Sean [Scott] had to learn that amazing run at the beginning. The Art Of Drowning is an incredible record for so many reasons — the amazing rhythm section and the vocal arrangements really became a focus on this record too. Sacrifice Theory is a really good example of that. The gang vocals swoop and soar, almost duelling with Davey through the verses. The bridge offers a brief respite before thundering back into the call and response of the chorus.