Page 71 of 81 FirstFirst ... 21616970717273 ... LastLast
Results 701 to 710 of 802

Thread: A.F.I. (A Fire Inside)

  1. #701
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Winnipeg
    Posts
    3,621


    Default

    So, I'm pretty sure this has been discussed in this thread numerous times, but today I made a revelation: How the fuck is the band that recorded Miss Murder the same as this one?

    Seriously, I'm listening to their very early stuff, and I'm freaking the fuck out.

    Now you may continue with your thread.
    Last edited by Homer; 10-02-2009 at 12:10 AM.

  2. #702
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    8,902


    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer View Post
    So, I'm pretty sure this has been discussed in this thread numerous times, but today I made a revelation: How the fuck is the band that recorded Miss Murder the same as this one?

    Seriously, I'm listening to their very early stuff, and I'm freaking the fuck out.
    I got an answer for you: "Jennifer lost the war today" - "Original Prankster".

    I started with Black Sails and moved backwards, getting Very Proud of Ya and Answer That and then Art of Drowning, then Shut Your Mouth. I always saw the evolution of the band as really understandable. It's angry, angsty that finds its height with Shut Your Mouth, then slides into a more melancholic, ethereal with Black Sails and Art of Drowning but still with certain anger.

    Sing the Sorrow is the watershed album, the one my friend who couldn't get into AFI when I gave her a mix CD of songs of the earlier albums loved hardcore and discovered AFI through. Their popularity also seemed to explode and they starten to include lots of different influences instead of being very recognizably gothy punkrock. But you listen to the members talk about their favourites, it's easy to see those influences are the way they want to take the band. So it feels organic to me.

    I like post-AoD AFI a lot (Leaving Song Part 1 is one of my biggest favourites, as is 37mm) but the "AFI of my heart" is admittedly Black Sails/Art of Drowning/Shut Your Mouth/Very Proud of Ya.

    Right now listening to the new album for the first time, not sure what I think about it yet. Very upbeat!
    and no wonder hearts and minds have been won

  3. #703
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Czech Republic
    Posts
    18,056


    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vera View Post
    I got an answer for you: "Jennifer lost the war today" - "Original Prankster".
    This is exactly what I thought. Or how about Green Day "Only of You" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends"? Or even Linkin Park "One Step Closer" and "Shadow of the Day"? It happens all the time...

    I like post-AoD AFI a lot (Leaving Song Part 1 is one of my biggest favourites, as is 37mm) but the "AFI of my heart" is admittedly Black Sails/Art of Drowning/Shut Your Mouth/Very Proud of Ya.
    I agree about post-AoD, but you can remove the last two
    Quote Originally Posted by jsmak84 View Post
    I do not drink alcohol and coffee

    I do not smoke and do not do drugs

    I just do bumpin in my trunk

  4. #704
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    8,902


    Default

    Pffft, Shut Your Mouth is perfect self-harm music.
    and no wonder hearts and minds have been won

  5. #705
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Czech Republic
    Posts
    18,056


    Default

    Admittedly, I just never gave those first three albums many listens. All the songs sounded the same to me, and the only songs I ever really liked were Highschool Football Hero and I Wanna Mohawk.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsmak84 View Post
    I do not drink alcohol and coffee

    I do not smoke and do not do drugs

    I just do bumpin in my trunk

  6. #706
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    8,902


    Default

    I question whether one can get into those albums once past teenage years. I was a very non-angry teen and still found release in those angry, misunderstood lyrics and aggressive fast-paced punkrock edging hardcore. But I love Very Proud of Ya to this day. This Secret Ninja, File 13, Charles Atlas, all those fast angry songs have their own charm. Early AFI is the only hardcore type music I like.
    and no wonder hearts and minds have been won

  7. #707
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Winnipeg
    Posts
    3,621


    Default

    Well, for me, The Offspring or Green Day's evolution seemed more natural and organic than from what I see in AFI. The Offspring can still produce the exact same feel and greatness that was their early music, but with a few weird songs hear and there. Just like Trust In You sounds like it can be a song on Smash.

    But with AFI, do they really still produce any music today that sounds like it can be placed on Answer That and Stay Fashionable? Maybe I'm over-thinking this, as I was always under the impression that AFI were just some terrible band I should ignore, and then I found this. Crazy stuff.

  8. #708
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Czech Republic
    Posts
    18,056


    Default

    Maybe Offspring's evolution wasn't as drastic (but ONLY because of a couple songs on rfrg... splinter, co1 and even americana sound nothing like s/t), but Green Day's and Linkin Park's definitely were. However, AFI's change doesn't even compare to that of the Goo Goo Dolls... there's a band that's hard to believe their first album was the same guys as their most recent. Like, whoa. (In case anyone cares, listen to this: first album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDUZI...eature=related
    last album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wOLQ...eature=related)

    And I think you're biased because you don't like AFI's later stuff. If you've actually heard all their albums, you'd probably hear the clear and obvious evolution that people like Sanni and I hear.

    They've come a loooooong way since Very Proud of Ya, and I truly felt like it was not only a natural progression, but a very good one for a while. Davey realized he could do more with his voice besides yell at the same pitch for 3 minutes straight, and the band as a whole realized they could write more intricate music. I'm not really sure what has happened with these last two albums... pretty average stuff... but damn, they really nailed it there in those "in between" years.
    Last edited by Llamas; 10-02-2009 at 06:18 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsmak84 View Post
    I do not drink alcohol and coffee

    I do not smoke and do not do drugs

    I just do bumpin in my trunk

  9. #709
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
    Posts
    4,717


    Default

    Goo Goo Dolls' transformation has always fascinated me. But you can't talk about a change without mentioning Sugar Ray.

    Sorry about my lack of AFI talk. I know almost nothing about them, but mizz murda wuz kewl lol
    My myoosik:

    The SRIs: (Thread)(Soundcloud)
    McFear: (Thread)(Soundcloud)

  10. #710
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Mexico City
    Posts
    4,135


    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovellamas View Post
    Maybe Offspring's evolution wasn't as drastic (but ONLY because of a couple songs on rfrg... splinter, co1 and even americana sound nothing like s/t), but Green Day's and Linkin Park's definitely were. However, AFI's change doesn't even compare to that of the Goo Goo Dolls... there's a band that's hard to believe their first album was the same guys as their most recent. Like, whoa. (In case anyone cares, listen to this: first album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDUZI...eature=related
    last album http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wOLQ...eature=related)

    And I think you're biased because you don't like AFI's later stuff. If you've actually heard all their albums, you'd probably hear the clear and obvious evolution that people like Sanni and I hear.

    They've come a loooooong way since Very Proud of Ya, and I truly felt like it was not only a natural progression, but a very good one for a while. Davey realized he could do more with his voice besides yell at the same pitch for 3 minutes straight, and the band as a whole realized they could write more intricate music. I'm not really sure what has happened with these last two albums... pretty average stuff... but damn, they really nailed it there in those "in between" years.

    Green Day sounds almost the same, they just added more melodic stuff, and piano, and became kinda assholes...

    AFI's first albums- very proud, answer that and shut your mouth- are very... BORING and generic. Men, If I wanted hardcore, I would listen Pennywise.

    The real real change came in All Hallows EP- Black sails on the sunset, that made AFI a horror hardcore punk band, and they went to awesomeness in The art of drowning and sing the sorrow... but they became mainstream
    Xbox live: Ninty Man UNAM

    About which women would you sleep with

    Quote Originally Posted by wheelchairman View Post
    So you're choosing pornstars because you assume they'll be the ones least repulsed by the thought of having sex with you?

    This is the only reason I can think of. Man it must suck to be a fjeldabe.

    Me? My answer is the virgin mary, preferably pre-birth although that would ruin the mythos.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •