afi is an alt/rock band that was formed sometime in the late 1990's, back then afi had a really hardcore sound...but personally i dont like there old stufff i like there new stuff alot better afi's new music has an emo sound to of my favorite afi songs is 'miss murder' and 'girls not gray'...afi has changed alot over the years and in my opiouin they have changed for the better.
afi rocks
by XxnevercominghomexX April 30, 2009
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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

by NattyWolf October 16, 2005
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
by washburnWR150 January 19, 2006
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
by Trace Barber May 12, 2006
"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.
by lalalalalalalalalalalala December 14, 2005
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.
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 Drowning, another goth-punk album with profounder lyrics and vocal improvement.
After releasing the two-song 10" vinyl EP, "336", in 2002 exclusively at Hot Topic stores, they went into the recording room at Dreamworks, and in 2003, came out with Sing the Sorrow. Many of their older fans lost interest at the slower songs found on that album, shedding entirely of its punk influences and exploring deep, brooding gothic musicality. The album was a hit and its videos were everywhere, from TRL to the video music awards
After a three-year hiatus, Decemberunderground was released on June 6, 2006, reaching an even wider audience with its single "Miss Murder". This album pleased both their old and new fans with a variety of songs. Songs like "Kill Caustic" and "Affliction" were more-melodic echoes of Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes, "Kiss and Control" and "Endlessly, SHe Said" sounded like B-sides from Sing the Sorrow, and the rest of their material is their most experimental to date and explores 80's goth and new wave, glam, and even arena-pop.
the singles (so far):
He Who Laughs Last
Third Season
The Days of the Phoenix
Girls Not Grey
The Leaving Song Part II
Bleed Black
Silver and Cold
Rabbits are Roadkill on Rt. 37
Miss Murder
Love Like Winter
The Missing Frame
AFI was and is an amazingly talented band.
by sonofdracula138 June 21, 2006
Originally a punk band started in 1991 in California by Mark Stopholese, Vic Chalker and Davey Havok. Their message was largely associated with punk, hardcore, and straight edge kids. A.F.I. means A Fire Inside. They started in high school and released a bunch of EP's then split to go to college. After getting back together they released their first album called "Answer that and Stay Fashionable" in 1995 on Wingnut records. This was an amazing album. They signed to Nitro records and released other awesome albums like "Very Proud of Ya" (1996), and "Shut your Mouth and Open Your Eyes" (1997).
A.F.I. started adding more gothic influences to their punk music after the "A Fire Inside EP" (1998) Adeline Records. This includes "Black Sails in the Sunset" (1999 Nitro), "All Hallow's EP" (1999 Nitro), and "The Art of Drowning" (2000 Nitro) which gained more mainstream success then any other.
In 2002 AFI sold their souls to Dreamwork Records and MTV, releasing Sing The Sorrow(2003) and DecemberUnderground (2006 Interscope Records). Their music, look, and message went through an extreme change. They are well known by the mainstream and have a huge nazi-like new fanbase that knows little of the old punk band or scene. The new fans often think just because someone doesn't like AFI means they have never heard their music. Their music is now more heavy rock, new-wave emo, pop-punk sounding with a touch of flamboyantness. Some would even say AFI were kidnapped, murdered, and had their identities stolen by a group of giggling gay boys in eyeshadow who now pose as being "A.F.I.".
Old AFI fan: Davey Havok is gay and had a sex change.
Old AFI fan: Have you even heard anything by AFI before they left Nitro records?
by kaystinks August 23, 2006
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