The Art of Drowning (Nitro)
by Tim Den
At least now AFI can say “we have one album that doesn’t completely suck.” The Art of Drowning is (thank god) a lot less melodramatic and self-centered than their last full-length (the wannabe-hardcore Black Sails in the Sunset), realizing that all the posturing in the world can’t save a bad song. Including more cohesive structure and thought-out melodies (in both instrumentation and vocals), this just might be the first step for AFI to come out of the bumbling mist and see songwriting clearly.
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