Asking Alexandria is one of the most popular {{Metalcore}}/[[ScreamoMusic Screamo]] bands of the 21st century, from York. They are currently one of the modern faces of the genre and Sumerian Records flagship band with a rabid {{fandom}} and {{hatedom}}. Although they traffic on the usual metalcore tropes of screaming vocals and breakdowns, they distinguish themselves by being influenced by 80's {{Hard Rock}} and featuring euro influenced electronica sections.

They debuted in 2009 with ''Stand up and Scream'' was a modest success with an {{Electronicore}} sound, boued by the viral success of first single "The Final Episode" the album managed to pave the way for later success.

Their sophomore record ''Reckless and Relentless'' made them a smash, debuting on multiple charts and turning them into a mainstream, headliner act. this album saw them start to move away from electronic elements and the addition of hard rock and hair metal elements.

Their third album, ''From Death to Destiny'' is not only their greatest success so far and the result of a drastic change in sound and image, almost completely ditching {{metalcore}} in favor of {{hard rock}} and {{arena rock}} with slight metalcore and screamo elements. While many older fans have griped, this has broken them through almost fully into the hard rock mainstream, with the {{power ballad}} "Moving On" being especially successful.

In 2015, singer Danny Worsnop left the band due to his fading interest in metalcore, and to focus on his 80s rock influenced project We Are Harlot. He has since been replaced by former Make Me Famous and Down & Dirty singer Denis Shaforostov, better known as Denis Stoff. Their fourth album, ''The Black,'' is a return to their previous screamo sound.

!! Tropes Associated with Asking Alexandria

* {{Alcohol Induced Idiocy}}: During a live performance in Seattle in 2011, Danny Worsnop appeared on stage barely sober enough to stand, let alone perform, and behaved quite belligerently towards the audience. He was eventually escorted offstage mid-set, prompting the band to call members of the audience up to the stage to fill in for Worsnop so they could finish their set.
* {{Ascended Fanboy}}: When they got to perform Youth Gone Wild with Sebastion Bach from Music/{{Skid Row}}.
** On the other side of it with new singer Denis Stoff, who was clearly a massive fan going back to his first band "Make Me Famous", and once uploaded a clip of him covering a segment of "Killing You" a whole 2 years before he'd get to perform it with them.
* {{Atomic F Bomb}}: The opening lyrics of their debut album are "''FUCK THIS!''" shouted in gang vocals.
* {{Balloon Belly}}: In just four short years since becoming famous, Worsnop has gained a lot of weight. In fact he's almost unrecognizable compared to how he used to look.
* {{Careful with that Axe}}: Worsnop had a rather demonic screech back in the day, now he can mostly muster a dry hardcore yell.
* {{Drugs Are Good}}: Some of the lyrics to "Another Bottle Down".
-->''You should really try this sometime''
-->'''cause it feels so good.''
* {{Darker and Edgier}}: ''From Death to Destiny'' qualifies as this in comparison with the band's prior releases.
* {{Electronicore}}: A big part of their early sound featured rave influenced breaks in their songs and electronic drum beats. On their second album they started to distance themselves from the genre, with a full break from it as of their third.
* {{Emo Teen}}: A big part of their early image (their first album even featured the lead singer of Alesana.) As of ''Reckless & Relentless'' they've ditched it for a drunken, hedonistic party image, with beards, unkempt clothing and hair, and leather clothes.
* {{The Hedonist}}: Danny Worsnop.
* {{Hollywood Tone Deaf}}: For a while, Worsnop became notorious for his poor vocal abilities during live performances, mostly due to him being intoxicated during said performances. His ability to perform live has improved over time, however.
* IAmVeryBritish: Averted. Most of the band is from [[OopNorth York]], Danny lived in Texas for a while in his youth which seems to have resulted in a case of WhatTheHellIsThatAccent, and Denis is from Ukraine.
* {{Intercourse With You}}: "Not the American Average"
* {{Life of the Party}}: The music video for "To The Stage" depicts Danny as this.
* {{My God What Have I Done}}: The lyrics of "To the Stage" appear to describe corrupting a "beautiful girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders" only to feel overwhelmingly guilty about it in the aftermath.
* {{New Sound Album}}: ''From Death to Destiny'' brought in more HardRock influences, largely due to Danny growing sick of metalcore. After he left and Denis replaced him, ''The Black'' featured more metalcore and electronic influences.
* {{Ode to Intoxication}}: "Another Bottle Down" and "White Line Fever" could be seen as this.
* {{Out of Genre Experience}}: "Not The American Average" was one of their first times playing in a {{hard rock}} style (albeit with breakdowns and emo style singing). While it wouldn't sound out of place on their newer records, on the metalcore heavy "Stand Up and Scream" it sounded very out of place, becoming the {{black sheep hit}} of the record.
* {{Power Ballad}}: "Someone Somewhere" was their first, although "Moving On" is a straighter example.
* {{Punctuated For Emphasis}}: OH!!!!!!! MY!!!!!! GOD!!!!!!!!!
* {{Sex Drugs And Rock and Roll}}: Most of the lyrics past the first album are this. This is virtually absent after Denis took over lead vocals.
* {{Vocal Evolution}}: Worsnop's vocals have changed dramatically due to heavy drug and alcohol consumption, along with a torn vocal cord in 2012. When they first came out he had a very wide range and a high pitched voice that resembled a British Anthony Green or Craig Owens. Now his voice is much rougher and lower pitched. In fact he can barely sing "Not the American Average" anymore.
** It is however good to note that the lower range he was left with, he has tried hard to improve his ability in. This shows on the Rock Mix of "The Death of Me"
* {{What Have I Become}}: The lyrics of "Until the End" are about this.