As many punk/hardcore bands from the 90’s have lost fans and respect for either joining a major label or releasing different sounding music, AFI has yet to feel that pain. Sing the Sorrow proved that AFI’s fan base is just as strong as ever and with this release, nothing should change. Starting the album off with a classic AFI prelude track, things appear much the same as their previous release Sing the Sorrow , but after listening to Decemberunderground it’s clear that there is a definite progression taking place. Each track on this album has something different to offer, and all prove to satisfy. Tracks like Love like Winter will have you singing along on the first listen, while the last minute of Affliction will have you daydreaming until the end of its epic symphony.
Adding many electronic aspects to Decemberunderground , AFI still seems to have the same core sound that their fans have become accustomed to love. Maintaining the same sound has definitely proved to pay off for AFI, they have accomplished a lot that many fans would call them sell-outs for, but nothing has stopped them and their solid fan base from rising up. In 2003 AFI was in the spotlight for their hit single Girls not Grey , it’s very possible to see that in 2006 they will be in the spotlight for Decemberunderground . An album full of sing along choruses and themes of reflection and winter, Decemberunderground is recommended to those who need an album to put on and self reflect.
release date: Tuesday, June 6, 2006