Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes
label: nitro records
our score: 4.0 out of 5.0
the underground punk scene in 1993 with their extremely audacious
style of punk rock, A.F.I. has taken no prisoners in becoming
one of the best loved punk bands around. With Nitro Records, home
to such legends The Vandals and early Offspring, standing behind
them they've grown quite a following.
'Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes' sees AFI welcome future band member Jade Puget as a backing vocalist for the album. He would go on to become a permanent member of the band, making this the first AFI album the band current members collaborated in.
includes Tim Armstrong from mainstream punk band, Rancid, who
produced their record Answer That and Stay Fashionable only
two years early, and had A.F.I. open for them on their ...And
Out Comes The Wolves tour. It's surprising to me that they
haven't moved onto bigger greater things.
record, Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes is no exception
to how energic and chaotic this band is. The melodies on
such tracks "Third Season" and "The New Patron
Saints And Angels" shows that they are growing up from their
previous screaming and yelling to fast punk guitars. "Third
Season" is reminiscent of old Misfits and Cramps songs with
the use of the ever so "oi-oi" popular Whoa-oh chant,
and also by the style of New Jersey vocals Davey gives us.
The record also however contains many fast hardcore songs that
shock most people at how established A.F.I. has become in their
few short years as a band.
If you want
to hear a good non-pop punk album, which is hard to find these
days, A.F.I. will certainly give you that opportunity.
liked Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes...