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British metalcore group ASKING ALEXANDRIA released album ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ a review by georgina re-posted from the metal pit
track-list: Bad Blood Things Could Be Different Let Go Psycho Dark Void Nothing Left Feel Let the Dead Take Me Kill It with Fire Holding on to Something More Where Do We Go from Here?
Asking Alexandria are: Danny Worsnop – lead vocals, additional guitar Ben Bruce – lead guitar, backing vocals Cameron Liddell – rhythm guitar Sam Bettley – bass James Cassells – drums
American tour-dates 2023: Sep 11 Mon Terminal 5, New York, NY, United States Sep 12 Tue House Of Blues Boston, Boston, MA, United States Sep 13 Wed Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA, United States Sep 15 Fri Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, Harrisburg, PA, United States Sep 16 Sat 1st Summit Arena, Johnstown, PA, United States Sep 17 Sun Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ, United States Sep 19 Tue TempleLive Cleveland Masonic, Cleveland, OH, United States Sep 20 Wed The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI, United States Sep 21 Thu Louder Than Life 2023, Louisville, KY, United States Sep 22 Fri Piere’, Fort Wayne, IN, United States Sep 25 Mon The Factory, Chesterfield, MO, United States Sep 26 Tue Riviera, Chicago, IL, United States Sep 27 Wed EPIC Event Center, Green Bay, WI, United States Sep 29 Fri The Rave/Eagles Club, Milwaukee, WI, United States Sep 30 Sat Myth Live, Maplewood, MN, United States Oct 1 Sun Stir Concert Cove-Harrah’s Council Bluffs Casino & Hotel, Council Bluffs, IA, United States Oct 3 Tue Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO, United States Oct 4 Wed The Union Event Center, Salt Lake City, UT, United States Oct 6 Fri Encore Wellness Physical Therapy, South Tucson, AZ, United States Oct 7 Sat The Industrial Sound, Las Vegas, NV, United States Oct 8 Sun The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA, United States Nov 3 Fri Hell and Heaven Open Air 2023, Toluca, Mexico
Asking Alexandria stands out as one of the most dynamic and mercurial bands to come out of the UK scene. Their consistent exploration of diverse styles and concepts within their music has been a hallmark, consistently pushing the boundaries while maintaining a steadfast foundation of tone and aggression. The band’s latest album ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ released in August 2023, perfectly exemplifies their ongoing progression, marked by a continuous pursuit of novel ideas and an expanded creative spectrum. Comprising 11 tracks, the album includes the monumental opener ‘Bad Blood’. This track seamlessly oscillates between subdued verses and expansive choruses, enriched by intricate vocal harmonies and subtle background synth elements. The drumming is particularly noteworthy, showcasing impressive dexterity and speed, especially evident in the skilful use of the double-pedal technique. On compositions like ‘Things Could Be Different’ and ‘Feel’ the band demonstrates a willingness to steer their sound toward a more mainstream heavy aesthetic, resonating with bands like Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, and even Linkin Park, among others. One of the most broadly appealing tracks is probably the tune ‘Holding on To Something More’ which is a nod to Barker-esque pop-punk production and songwriting style. On the other hand, there is also room for hardcore punk incursions on the song ‘Kill It With Fire’ which offers a breakneck tempo and some primal yet effective guitar riffs in the vein of bands such as Black Flag or Minor Threat, as well as other ‘live-fast-die’ young purveyors of yore. However, the band’s deep roots in the metal community remain evident, as seen in tracks like ‘Let The Dead Take Me’ which boasts a melodious yet intricately structured arrangement. There is also room for hardcore punk incursions on the song ‘Kill It With Fire’ which offers a breakneck tempo and some primal yet effective guitar riffs in the vein of bands such as Black Flag or Minor Threat. Ultimately, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ underscores Asking Alexandria’s fearlessness in musical experimentation, even if it means unsettling some long-time fans who may prefer the familiar early-days sound. review by georgina re-posted from The Metal Pit