History Music / AFI

21st Jul '17 3:50:29 PM bt8257
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[[AC:AFI Members:]]

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[[AC:AFI Members:]]!! Current members:



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[[AC: Discography:]]

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[[AC: Discography:]]!! Studio discography:



!!Tropes used by this band include:

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!!Tropes used by this band include:! '''''Kiss my tropes and lay me to sleep''''':



* ClusterFBomb: "Cruise Control", albeit not to the extend of most examples

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* ClusterFBomb: "Cruise Control", albeit not to the extend extent of most examplesexamples.



* CoverVersion: "Halloween", "Demonomania" and "Last Caress" by Music/TheMisfits, "The Hanging Garden" by Music/TheCure, "Don't Change" by Music/{{INXS}}, "Jack the Ripper" by Music/{{Morrissey}}, "Head Like a Hole" by Music/NineInchNails, "My Michelle" by Music/GunsNRoses, "Ziggy Stardust" by Music/DavidBowie, "Man in a Suitcase" by Music/ThePolice, "Today's Lesson" by Filth and ''Song 2'' by Music/{{Blur}}.

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* CoverVersion: "Halloween", "Demonomania" and "Last Caress" by Music/TheMisfits, "The Hanging Garden" by Music/TheCure, "Don't Change" by Music/{{INXS}}, "Jack the Ripper" by Music/{{Morrissey}}, "Head Like a Hole" by Music/NineInchNails, "My Michelle" by Music/GunsNRoses, "Ziggy Stardust" by Music/DavidBowie, "Man in a Suitcase" by Music/ThePolice, "Today's Lesson" by Filth and ''Song 2'' "Song 2" by Music/{{Blur}}.



* {{Emo}}: Of classic/ post-hardcore variety. They were also key TropeCodifiers in the early 2000's post-hardcore scene along with Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/{{Brand New}} and Music/{{TakingBackSunday}}, particularly with ''Sing the Sorrow'' and ''Decemberunderground''.

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* {{Emo}}: EmoMusic: Of classic/ post-hardcore classic[=/=]PostHardcore variety. They were also key TropeCodifiers {{Trope Codifier}}s in the early 2000's 2000s post-hardcore scene along with Music/{{Thursday}}, Music/{{Brand New}} Music/BrandNew and Music/{{TakingBackSunday}}, Music/TakingBackSunday, particularly with ''Sing the Sorrow'' and ''Decemberunderground''.



* [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]]: "Miseria Cantare," "Porphyria Cutanea Tarda" (somewhat justified in that it's a medical name for a disease)
* HiddenTrack: "No Dave Party" (pre-gap track), "Battled," "Midnight Sun," "This Time Imperfect" after the last track, "And Then I'll Be Back Home" after "Affliction".
* KnuckleTattoos: Davey has 'em. (They say "Ciao Baby.")
* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 2

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* [[AltumVidetur Gratuitous Latin]]: "Miseria Cantare," Cantare", "Porphyria Cutanea Tarda" (somewhat justified in that it's a medical name for a disease)
* HiddenTrack: "No Dave Party" (pre-gap track), "Battled," "Battled", "Midnight Sun," Sun", "This Time Imperfect" after the last track, "And Then I'll Be Back Home" after "Affliction".
* KnuckleTattoos: Davey has 'em. (They say "Ciao Baby.")
Baby".)
* LongRunnerLineUp: Type 22.



** His hair has changed distinctly between each album since ''The Art of Drowning.''
** The band's clothing motifs has also changed, from the white of ''Decemberunderground'' to the suits of ''Crash Love'' to now the leather and black of ''Burials.''

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** His hair has changed distinctly between each album since ''The Art of Drowning.''
Drowning''.
** The band's clothing motifs has also changed, from the white of ''Decemberunderground'' to the suits of ''Crash Love'' to now the leather and black of ''Burials.''''Burials''.



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their later albums get into this. "Black Sails In The Sunset" has several songs with GothRock elements in it, The Art Of Drowning has a couple songs with industrial intros, Sing the Sorrow continues to build on these two genres while having a few unique departures of its own such as Dancing Thru Sunday which outright has Jade playing a HeavyMetal style shred solo, while Decemberunderground adds more "mainstream" elements while still continuing with a similar sound to STS. Burials is an outright modern GothRock record, with layered production and keyboards.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Their later albums get into this. "Black ''Black Sails In The Sunset" in the Sunset'' has several songs with GothRock elements in it, The ''The Art Of Drowning Drowning'' has a couple songs with industrial intros, Sing the Sorrow continues to build on these two genres while having a few unique departures of its own such as Dancing "Dancing Thru Sunday Sunday" which outright has Jade playing a HeavyMetal style shred solo, while Decemberunderground ''Decemberunderground'' adds more "mainstream" elements while still continuing with a similar sound to STS. Burials ''Burials'' is an outright modern GothRock record, with layered production and keyboards.



* ObligatoryBondageSong: Mentions are made of wrist restraints in "Kiss and Control," and "The Interview" refrerences an honest-to-god OBS, "Master and Servant" by Music/DepecheMode. Then there's "Dream of Waking"...

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* ObligatoryBondageSong: Mentions are made of wrist restraints in "Kiss and Control," Control", and "The Interview" refrerences an honest-to-god OBS, "Master and Servant" by Music/DepecheMode. Then there's "Dream of Waking"...



* OlderThanTheyLook: Davey and Jade both fit the bill. Davey has the general appearance and energy of a man in his late twenties-early thirties despite being 40, and Jade's haircut makes him look far younger than he actually is(Jade is the oldest in the band).

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* OlderThanTheyLook: Davey and Jade both fit the bill. Davey has the general appearance and energy of a man in his late twenties-early thirties despite being 40, and Jade's haircut makes him look far younger than he actually is(Jade is (Jade is the oldest in the band).



* RefrainFromAssuming: "Prelude 12/21" is not called "Kiss My Eyes and Lay Me to Sleep," or any variation thereof.

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* RefrainFromAssuming: "Prelude 12/21" is not called "Kiss My Eyes and Lay Me to Sleep," Sleep", or any variation thereof.



* SpecialGuest: Dexter Holland of TheOffspring provides uniquely emotional vocals on "The Prayer Position", "Clove Smoke Catharsis" and "God Called In Sick".

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* SpecialGuest: Dexter Holland of TheOffspring Music/TheOffspring provides uniquely emotional vocals on "The Prayer Position", "Clove Smoke Catharsis" and "God Called In Sick".



* SurrealMusicVideo: "Snow Cats" off of The Blood Album has a trippy video with mirror images of the band playing, the camera zooming into the band members' eyes and mouths, slow-mo shots at points, and uncomfortable angles.
* TitleByNumber: "3 1/2," "6 to 8," "37mm," "Prelude 12/21", "Greater Than 84"

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* SurrealMusicVideo: "Snow Cats" off of The ''The Blood Album Album'' has a trippy video with mirror images of the band playing, the camera zooming into the band members' eyes and mouths, slow-mo shots at points, and uncomfortable angles.
* TitleByNumber: "3 1/2," 1/2", "6 to 8," "37mm," 8", "37mm", "Prelude 12/21", "Greater Than 84"



22nd May '17 4:14:16 AM bt8257
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On their 1999 release ''Black Sails in the Sunset'', they supplemented their hardcore sound by experimenting with {{Goth Rock}} influences. This trend would continue with their next two albums, ''The Art of Drowning'', which also brought in {{industrial}} elements, and ''Sing the Sorrow'', which became AFI's breakthrough album and reaching #5 on the Billboard charts. Then Decemberunderground came around. While somewhat lighter in tone, it was a major success and produced some of AFI's most popular songs, such as "Miss Murder" and "Endlessly She Said".

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On their 1999 release ''Black Sails in the Sunset'', they supplemented their hardcore sound by experimenting with {{Goth Rock}} influences. This trend would continue with their next two albums, ''The Art of Drowning'', which also brought in {{industrial}} elements, and ''Sing the Sorrow'', which became AFI's breakthrough album and reaching #5 on the Billboard charts. Then Decemberunderground ''Decemberunderground'' came around. While somewhat lighter in tone, it was a major success and produced some of AFI's most popular songs, such as "Miss Murder" and "Endlessly She Said".
22nd May '17 4:13:37 AM bt8257
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AFI (A Fire Inside) are an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991. Originally formed as a {{Hardcore Punk}} revivalist band, they continued much in the same way for their first three albums: ''Answer That and Stay Fashionable'', ''Very Proud of Ya'', and ''Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes''. Then things took a different turn.

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AFI (A Fire Inside) are is an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991. Originally formed as a {{Hardcore Punk}} revivalist band, they continued much in the same way for their first three albums: ''Answer That and Stay Fashionable'', ''Very Proud of Ya'', and ''Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes''. Then things took a different turn.
22nd Apr '17 8:27:19 PM cliche_guerva
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** Davey also has a New Wave band called Dreamcar that he founded with members of Music/NoDoubt.
20th Feb '17 8:36:33 PM bt8257
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AFI (A Fire Inside) are an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991. Originally formed as a {{Hardcore Punk}} revivalist band, they continued much in the same way for their first three albums: ''Answer That and Stay Fashionable'', ''Very Proud of Ya'', and ''Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes''. Then things started to take a different turn.

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AFI (A Fire Inside) are an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991. Originally formed as a {{Hardcore Punk}} revivalist band, they continued much in the same way for their first three albums: ''Answer That and Stay Fashionable'', ''Very Proud of Ya'', and ''Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes''. Then things started to take took a different turn.
15th Feb '17 2:39:24 PM Akriloth2160
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''[[NewSoundAlbum Crash Love]]'' was stated to be a "straightforward rock record" by the band, with a NewWaveMusic feel and focus on catchy, more upbeat songs. However, it [[BrokenBase caused some alarm]] due to percieved abandonment of their hardcore roots. Their most recent album ''Burials'' continues that merger of styles, featuring a dark, operatic feel to most of the songs.

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''[[NewSoundAlbum Crash Love]]'' was stated to be a "straightforward rock record" by the band, with a NewWaveMusic feel and focus on catchy, more upbeat songs. However, it [[BrokenBase caused some alarm]] due to percieved abandonment of their hardcore roots. Their most recent 2013 album ''Burials'' continues that merger of styles, featuring a dark, operatic feel to most of the songs.
18th Jan '17 1:09:19 PM Xtifr
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''[[NewSoundAlbum Crash Love]]'' was stated to be a "straightforward rock record" by the band, with a NewWave feel and focus on catchy, more upbeat songs. However, it [[BrokenBase caused some alarm]] due to percieved abandonment of their hardcore roots. Their most recent album ''Burials'' continues that merger of styles, featuring a dark, operatic feel to most of the songs.

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''[[NewSoundAlbum Crash Love]]'' was stated to be a "straightforward rock record" by the band, with a NewWave NewWaveMusic feel and focus on catchy, more upbeat songs. However, it [[BrokenBase caused some alarm]] due to percieved abandonment of their hardcore roots. Their most recent album ''Burials'' continues that merger of styles, featuring a dark, operatic feel to most of the songs.
5th Jan '17 11:06:16 PM SmytheOrdo
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* SurrealMusicVideo: "Snow Cats" off of The Blood Album has a trippy video with mirror images of the band playing, the camera zooming into the band members' eyes and mouths, slow-mo shots at points, and uncomfortable angles.
11th Dec '16 10:33:14 PM Xtifr
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'''AFI''' (A Fire Inside) are an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991. Originally formed as a {{Hardcore Punk}} revivalist band, they continued much in the same way for their first three albums: ''Answer That and Stay Fashionable'', ''Very Proud of Ya'', and ''Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes''. Then things started to take a different turn.

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'''AFI''' AFI (A Fire Inside) are an American alternative rock band, formed in 1991. Originally formed as a {{Hardcore Punk}} revivalist band, they continued much in the same way for their first three albums: ''Answer That and Stay Fashionable'', ''Very Proud of Ya'', and ''Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes''. Then things started to take a different turn.
10th Dec '16 12:48:39 PM SmytheOrdo
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* ''AFI (The Blood Album)'' 2017
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