On this, their 5th full length release, The Amity Affliction veer closer to the mainstream than ever before. Bassist/singer Ahren Stringer delivers some ultra radio-friendly clean vocal choruses (check out title-track video below), contrasting these are other vocalist, Joel Birch’s awesome screamed verses. Birch has spoken quite openly about addressing his mental health issues in his songwriting and these themes run strong throughout the album (particularly on All F***** Up).
The commercial sensibilities on this album will probably serve to build The Ammy’s popularity, and there is enough here to appease existing fans, however if you prefer your metalcore edgier this album might not deliver.
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