Sound — 10
When I fist heard AFI in 2002 I was stunned. I was amazed at how they could be Punk, Goth and Hardcore at once. They have a very original voice, that I cant think of a band simmaler to. Great bass solos and a great drumer. Jade Puget (the guitarist) is a brillient artist. Never one lesson in his life, and can rock. He is the one handeling all the musical rythems, while Davey Havok (singer) writes all the vocals. Jade would spend hours and hours at his laptop, fiddling around with different sounds for this CD.If you like AFI, you should buy Guitar World featuring Jade Puget (AFI) and Tom DeLonge from Angels And Airwaves. I learned alot about AFI from that magizine, like when they wrote Miss Murder, they where in a freind's basement in LA. There sound will swip you off your feet.
Lyrics — 10
The lyriks are amazing. The way it flows, and the way they have a dark sound like in, "Miss Murder", "let beauty stay if I take my life". You can tell they are a talented band with a mix of sounds that go along with the tone of there music. Davey Havok has an amazing voice. He is able to swich his voice from incredeble singing to insaine screams.That is real inpressive. Davey is probobly one of the most talented and dark singer/song writer that ever existed.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall Decemberunderground is one of the best CDs in my collection. You cant really compair AFI's Decemberunderground to any other albums or artists. They are so unique, and original its hard to find a artist similar. My favoret songs are Kill Caustic and The Interview. They are great songs that you should listen to. Buy Decemberunderground! You will not be diisapointed!