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The Australian metalcore specialists find an absorbing balance between light and shade. Dealing with Joel Birch’s demons and addictions, this may be The Amity Affliction’s darkest album but it’s also their poppiest. Aggressive riffs dominate but the airborne choruses of the title track and “Bring the Weather With Me” provide a melodic salve to the sting of Birch’s brutal introspection. “All F****d Up” even majors on acoustic intimacy to leave his anguished growl as a haunting background.

Customer Reviews


I love it, longtime fan, perfect. You guys never cease to amaze me.

Real music

Love all their stuff and this is no different. But when can I freakin buy Cave In?

It might grow on me but it's all the same song

I've been a fan for years, however I'm not crazy about this album so far. I'm gonna keep listening to it, but to be honest it's a major let down.

All the songs just remind me of let the ocean take me but just re-done with new lyrics and slightly different beat. Kinda repetitive.

And almost all the songs remind me of "never alone" which is kinda ruining it. So far only song I really like is "note to self"


Formed: 2002 in Brisbane, Australia

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Brisbane post-hardcore act the Amity Affliction were formed in 2002 by Ahren Stringer and Troy Brady, a pair of longtime pals -- still high schoolers at the time -- who had been affected by the death of their friend in a road accident. The band -- a quartet rounded out by bassist Garth Buchanan and drummer Lachlan Faulkner -- released a demo in 2003 and an EP in 2004, but didn't start making waves in earnest until sometime later. In 2005, after unclean vocalist Joel Birch joined the fold, Amity Affliction...
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