I have had the misfortune of listening to the mediocre band "AFI."
The guitar work is ...ok, the vocals I personally would not recommend to anyone suicidal. They are most definitely emo.
If you will read the example section of this post I have some definitions of emo for all of you who dont understand layman.
Davey is a complete flamer! I watched some of that afi dvd that came out and almost gagged.
No, he couldnt be wearing some decent gothic stuff onstage. He had to wear fruity eye shadow, nails painted the same way, and flippin bridal armwarmer things.
Besides not bending Jade over on stage and making him take it in the butt he is a flamer.
I can understand trying to reach the homosexual crowd but come on there has got to be another way.
Jade looks like he had a bad run in with some bleach and tried to comb it out. Hunter and Adam are the only normal ones who still play with the band and are friends with the flame cakes, they dont dress the part or act it.
The lyrics make me want to go play in traffic, the way he screams makes people wonder who is strangling the neighbors cat. I mean if your going to scream like that at least do it well. Most bands I like can scream and not have their voice crack part way. Frankly if your in love with this band then you need a life, because that band blows and blows hard.
So before you get all upset at me know this, I have listened to their music, i have seen some of the dvd, but i refuse to go to a lame concert. Thats why I dislike this band with a burning passion.
If I had to describe this band in one word it would be this.
Emo fashion is usually defined to have roots in punk fashion as well as gothic fashion.3 By almost all current definitions, emo clothing is characterized by tight jeans on males and females alike, long bangs often brushed to one side of the face, dyed black hair, tight
1990s to present
The word has more recently been used to describe a subculture as a slang term, but still describes a music genre as well. The term emo as a music genre has become broader and broader with time, and now is loosely understood to mean "rock music with emotionally-based lyrics or effect."
1) A rock band that originally formed in 1991, has become more well known after releasing their "Sing The Sorrow" CD. Much of their music is calming, and deeply poetic. The other half sounds more punk.
Because of this many people see them as an emo band, now based on a couple songs that they heard on the radio. AFI isn't exactly punk, and it isn't emo.
It's just... AFI. Who cares what scene they belong to? They have a unique touch and if you're into stuff with meaning than it'd be worth your time to try AFI.
AFI stands for "A Fire Inside."
2) People hate AFI and sometimes refer to it as "emo," it attempts to look hardcore and cool.
1) AFI rocks. Have you heard their song Morningstar?
2) "Lol I hate AFI. HATING A BAND MAKES ME SO COOL. I hate you emos. Hahahaha." Really the people that pretend to hate bands are the most emo of all. XD
1) a band, it doesnt matter what "scene", if you dont know them, you were never meant to
2) stands for a fire inside
"afi was never that popular, so why dose everyone hate them?"
A band formed originally in 1991 who released many demos and EP's before actually being recognized. Once signed, the band recorded the album "Answer That And Stay Fashionable," an album widely seen as Punk. AFI (especially lead singer Davey Havok) is well known for combining the fast bass and pick scrapes of the punk scene with the deadly lyrics and defining sound of the hardcore scene. Their most recent album "Sing The Sorrow," however, is seen as an emo album, which apparently, makes it a complete waste of time. Not true. This is an outstanding CD which captures some things in life that most of us just don't see or understand. All in all, this band has definatley left its mark on the music industry, be it with Punk, Hardcore, or "Emo"
<knowledgeable person> Have you heard that band, AFI?
<poser ass-face> They are emo. I have never heard them. Ever. But I have heard that they are emo. Therefor: I hate them.
<knowledgeable person> *stomps on poser ass-face's neck and eats liver* hehe DIE POSERS lol
AFI- While it is hard to put AFI in a single genre they most certainly are not EMO. How could a band that was around before emo even became a word be emo.
PS. Jade started styling his hair way before the "emo" kids.
AFI is the best band ever
"A Fire Inside" is a great band that has changed their musical style over the years; their music fits into many different genres. Their first three CDs are "Answer That And Stay Fashionable," "Very Proud of Ya," and "Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes." These CDs are obviously punk rock; the best one of these three is "Answer That And Stay Fashionable." Their next CD is "Black Sails In The Sunset," which mixes melodic metal and punk rock. It is undeniably their best CD. Their next two CDs are "The Art of Drowning," and "Sing The Sorrow," and they combine many new elements to their music that makes it hard to put them into a particular genre. Some of AFI's worst songs are on these two CDs, but there are a few (about 7 or 8) really good songs that are worth listening to.
AFI is a really good band; you should go listen to "Black Sails In the Sunset" before calling them some crappy emo band.
a band that originally formed in 1991, then reunited in 1993 because of a positive audience reaction. by 1995, they released Answer That And Stay Fashionable, a tongue-in-cheek 90's skatepunk album produced by Tim Armstrong of Rancid, and released on Nitro Records. The lineup was Davey Havok-vocals, Mark-guitar, Geoff Kresge-bass, and Adam Carson-drums.more...
The next year they produced Very Proud of Ya, which was the same concept with more introspective lyrics and a tighter sound.
In 1997 they released Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes, with Hunter Burgan instead on bass. The album's blistering hardcore punk had elements of gothic lyrics in it.
A year later they came out with the Fire Inside EP, and they had officially changed their acronym to A Fire Inside (formerly Asking For It). This album was a transition for the band since it was the last to have Mark on guitar, and that they began developing a greater interest in goth-rock, covering "the hanging garden" by the cure.
1999 saw the release of Black Sails in the Sunset and the All Hallow's EP. they had Jade Puget on guitar, and he was also the main songwriter. Black Sails is considered one of their best albums, and improves their goth-punk sound on A Fire Inside to epic proportions, and Havok's lyrics improved as well. the All Hallow's EP included the essential AFI anthems "Fall Children" and "Totalimmortal"
Two years later, the song "Days of the Phoenix" hit mainstream radio, and they were back with The Art of Drow...
An incredibly versitile band. Some people think that they "sold out" with their last album, Decemberunderground, but they were merely progressing in their music.
Their sound cannot be defined to one "scene".
Unfortunately, many people write them off because they have changed their musical style and developed over the years, or because people think they don't act or look like some say they 'should'. These people are truly missing out on a wonderful musical experience.
AFI? That band that's been around for like...fifteen years? They're still going strong? ((listens)) Dude! They're still awesome!