Asking Alexandria has been a recognizable name in the alternative scene for almost a decade. With the return of their original frontman Danny Worsnop in October of 2016 the UK rockers made a triumphant return to the stage with their new self-titled album. They set out at the beginning of January on the Resurrection Tour with Crown the Empire and Black Veil Brides.
This release seems to be fairly symbolic of the band’s comeback. The thirteen-track album establishes a new style while also managing to stay close to the band’s roots. Asking was able to show off Worsnop’s progression as a clean vocalist from his time away from the band when he launched his solo career.
The opening track, “Alone In A Room”, offers a pretty fair preview of the album’s best aspects. Open and honest lyrics definitely amplify the emotion of their subject matter. These notable traits continue throughout this writer’s two favorite tracks on the album “Into The Fire” and “Vultures”
“Into The Fire” is infused with classic rock elements and includes the angst fans have come to love. As a listener who has slowly started to gravitate away from heavy screams, this song is just right with a fair mix of clean vocals and aggression.
A slower track “Vultures” comes in about halfway through the album and stands in a league of its own. The song gives the band a little more room to show that they’re full spectrum of attitude. It’s a fun treat for fans that are ready to wave lighters in the air.
Altogether, Asking Alexandria’s self-titled album is a very impressive comeback. This album is bound to get the party started and heads banging. Other notable tracks include “When The Lights Come On” and “Room 138” round out the offering and made this writer eager to hear what they come up with next.
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