11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

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.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
234 Ratings
234 Ratings
Dude ears

Classic

Classic amity. Classic formula for writing songs. Please never change.

Bach Doin His Thang

Can't Wait

Honestly Amity has always been the band I go to when I'm feeling down or troubled and need my spirit lifted, all of their music from previous albums are so awesome! They have never let me down, looking forward to this new album!

Scottwhat?

They just keep progressing !

I've been listening to these guys since High Hopes and Severed Ties. They only get better with time!

About The Amity Affliction

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 went on a touring spell, working up a nationwide reputation as a powerful live band. In 2007, they added keyboard player Trad Nathan; switched drummers, with Ryan Burt replacing Faulkner; and parted ways with Buchanan, with Stringer taking on bass duties. The newly formed group then hit the studio to record the EP High Hopes, followed in 2008 by the debut album Severed Ties, which peaked at number 26 on the ARIA charts. Amity Affliction toured Australia again in 2008-2009, both as a support and headlining act, and in 2010 they released their second album, Youngbloods, which confirmed that their efforts paid off, reaching number six on the ARIA charts. They would top that achievement just two years later when their third album, Chasing Ghosts, debuted at number one on the ARIA charts. A fourth album, Let the Ocean Take Me, arrived on Roadrunner in 2014 and was the band's second consecutive ARIA chart-topper. That year, Brady left the band, leaving Stringer as the only founding band member. After months of touring Ocean, the quartet returned to the studio to record their fifth LP. This Could Be Heartbreak arrived in August 2016, topping the ARIA charts once again. ~ Alexey Eremenko & Neil Z. Yeung

ORIGIN
Brisbane, Australia
GENRE
Metal
FORMED
2002

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