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
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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.
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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 20, 2006
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I explained it to Dutch, but he wasn't getting it, so I said AFI.
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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?"
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- The opposite of "A fire outside."

- AFI = Best band ever.

- Includes Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson, and Hunter.
"Man, that was one good AFI concert!"

"AFI rocks!"
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A Fire Inside. Band founded in 1991. As of 2007, composed of Adam Carson, Hunter Burgan, Jade Puget, and Davey Havok. So far, they have released seven albums, and have grown into a more mature sound. The band has a "fan club" called the Despair Faction and has a large following due to their incredible stage presence, music, lifestyle choices, and aesthetics.
Says Jade Puget of AFI, "We've given up on trying to convince people we are or aren't any certain thing."
by Elymas June 14, 2007
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