Like a House on Fire

Asking Alexandria - Like a House on Fire
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #514 / 592
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2020 Ratings: #1035
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May 15, 2020 / Release Date
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Sumerian / Label
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Asking Alexandria’s most subtle album is significant. The growls aren’t as apparent, but the melody is there to behold. They’re still kings of their own destiny and are a relevant unit of musicians who speak the truth.

Like A House On Fire is an album that ebbs, flows and branches into numerous shapes and directions. It’s also yet another Asking Alexandria album that will divide opinion. And, once again, the band themselves are unlikely to care.


Like a House on Fire won't win over the haters, but it is a massive improvement over anything Asking Alexandria have done before. The bar wasn't high, but credit where credit is due.

Metal Hammer

Asking Alexandria have committed admirably to their new incarnation, but too much of Like A House On Fire doesn’t quite nail the big finale.

Asking Alexandria have officially gone swimming, and it'll be up to longtime fans to decide whether or not the water is fine or not.
I wanted a F I E R C E punch and all I get is a floppy slap..
Imagine Dragons but if they were like the emos of South Park.

I have never been an Asking Alexandria fan, I've never liked them very much, but as a lot of people, I had my metalcore phase in which I used to listen artists such as Bullet For My Valentine or BMTH, which I think is the closest I've ever been to this band's music.

Nevertheless, I have always been a music nerd, so I kinda know a few things about Asking Alexandria.

One of the fewest things that I like about them is Danny's ... read more
What do i ask alexandria?????????? Why his album is so bad?????? 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 ???????????.
From when I was a teen in his metalcore phase, I formed fond memories of this band. But god, how bad they've aged. I have no idea why I was even surprised that they'd stoop this low. They were never really that great to begin with, and this feels like a last ditch effort to stay alive and grab a more mainstream audience. It feels like they're trying to do what Fall Out Boy did, but way too late.
Asking Alexandria has always been a part of that era of metalcore, which I can't stand, but I decided to give Like a House On Fire a chance either way, and I guess you can say they really exceeded my expectations. Rather than going down the metalcore lane, they return with what is basically radio hard rock, even pop rock at points, and they do nothing to make it tolerable. It's creatively bankrupt, very melodramatic, has no bite, has ridiculous lyrics, and is way overproduced. While I think ... read more
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Track List

  1. House On Fire
  2. They Don't Want What We Want (And They Don't Care)
  3. Down To Hell
  4. Antisocialist
  5. I Don't Need You
  6. All Due Respect
  7. Take Some Time
  8. One Turns To None
  9. It's Not Me (It's You)
  10. Here's To Starting Over
  11. What's Gonna Be
  12. Give You Up
  13. In My Blood
  14. The Violence
  15. Lorazepam
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Added on: March 4, 2020