The Missing Man

AFI - The Missing Man
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December 7, 2018 / Release Date
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UnderTheJRose
100
One more listen I said...three...six listens ago. I'm intrigued, surprised, elated, bewildered, enthralled, moved, amazed, crying, etc. Why? Answer: AFI. This EP is of the best things this year brought to me so far.

The sounds they explore on this album are so interesting and new, yet, it's still the same AFI I became a fan of years ago. They are always AFI at the core of everything new they do. If you want music that you expect to sound a particular way, then I can see why you'd give this EP ... read more
cgidoves
80
Trash Bat is the star of this album, an incredibly fun 2 minute burst of energy. "What's a Trash Bat? Who cares!"

I LOVE some of the new sounds they got on the title track. The violins, the bongos, the trip-hop inspired beat, it just all came together on this track to be fresh and interesting. I love when AFI experiment and it goes well for them.

The other three tracks...well, they're not bad. I think vocally these ones aren't very strong, and they can get a little repetitive. I ... read more
OffTrackReviews
50
AFI is back just short of two years after their last full length release The Blood Album. With a new 15-minute-long EP, called The Missing Man, they lean even more into a rock sound than they already did. Even though the punk-influence can still be heard on tracks like Trash Bat and Get Dark, it definitely has a softer sound to it. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, only the songs we get on this project are mostly forgettable. AFI lacks interesting sounds on this release, which is a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Trash Bat
  2. Break Angels
  3. Back into the Sun
  4. Get Dark
  5. The Missing Man
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