A Fire Inside Sweetly Sing the Sorrow
Rarely does a band release an album that, from the first track to the last, feels like a complete collection of songs in a story or concept; songs of equal strength and rhythm complimenting each other as would happen in a symphony. Rarer still, when finished it leaves you hanging on enthralled and wondering why it had to end.In the beginning AFIâ€šÃ„Ã´s â€šÃ„Ã²Sing the Sorrowâ€šÃ„Ã´ sets the stage of a very ominous and orchestric guitar, gentle at first – then propelling you through an opera of fluid rock, punk, and hardcore music; a very rich harmony of vocals, guitar, and bass which give the impression that a shadow is being pulled over your head to drag you in to the bandâ€šÃ„Ã´s world. The fast drum tempos keep everything from getting too dark while the incredible vocals (Davey Havok ) will spike from deep and poetic to a heart-felt scream.
The music is indeed poetic, but this bedtime-story-rollercoaster is backed by steel. The band suddenly shouts from the background, the guitars turn to heavy chords, and you see the other side of the story. As a conclusion it levels back out in to a gentle tune, to make this compilation of songs relate strongly to each other in emotion while being highly diverse in attitude. This album simply has a heart of fire.