My opinion of this album has changed dramatcially. I too find it to be pretty boring as a whole. I don't think I like the direction they've taken. When my girlfriend and I saw them live, they pretty much played nothing but STS and DU songs. There was 1 Art of Drowning song, 1 All Hallows, 1 Black Sails, and 1 Shut Your Mouth.....everything else, STS or DU. Lame. When I saw them the first time, when STS came out (I've been a fan for longer, but this was my first opportunity to see them live), their set was alot more varied. They played about an equal amount of songs from all their albums aside from the first three where they only played one from Shut Your Mouth and one from Very Proud of Ya. That show was awesome.
But yeah...I think a few songs on DU are pretty cool, but as whole, I'm really bored with the album. That's never happened to me with an AFI cd before, either.
It is difficult to fight against anger for a man who will buy revenge with his soul ~Pericolitis 500 B.C.
i like them but their last album wasnt very good!
whenever i learn something new it pushes some old knowledge out of my brain, remember that home wine making course when i forgot how to drive?!
At first, I only really got into them because of STS. Then I got into Black Sails In The Sunset and The Art Of Drowning for a bit. I didn't really like their stuff before that, but eventually I changed my mind and don't mind some of their older songs.
But I really like December Underground, that and STS are two of my favourite albums out of all my music.
"I'm just posting here so Hysteria has to change his name to Idiot". - Noodles
AFI fans are still pretty polarised. You've got the hardcore "punkers" who will only listen to everything before Black Sails, you're got the opposite younger kids who only like Sing The Sorrow and Decemberunderground, and you have the kind of people who own all or most of their albums and tend to see Art Of Drowning as their best effort.
I guess I fit into the latter category, although I really like Black Sails, too. Not a huge fan of their earlier work (it was ok, just pretty generic), and their newfound wussy factor and fashion statement kind of bothers me. I'm kind of a '99/'00 era fan, and I still think most of the people who have been with the band a long time see that as their peak.
Last edited by Venom Symbiote; 11-08-2006 at 04:06 AM.
All albums downloaded. I listen the last 4 albums only. STS is the best album.
Eh, I'm special too.
I have maybe three or four of their albums.
I really love all the songs on the Compilation that Nitro made, and I dislike pretty much everything else they've released.