I was wondering that AA would sound like after Johnny left since he was the primary songwriter and the novelty of crabcore/trancecore wore off at least 18 months ago. Would they just start barfing out weak, uninspired versions of their old songs and become one of those bands who essentially turn into a cover version of themselves? Or would they do a 180 and completely change their style, as many bands do after the departure of a key member?
Turns out, a little from column A and a little from column B, if this new song is any indication. There are basically 3 different parts: the intro, which is pretty much straight entry-level djent; the verse, which is entry-level srscore (dem open strings ringing out; and the “electronica” chorus which honestly sounds like it could be from an unpopular Hoobastank or Hinder single. I guess I don’t hate it, but their old stuff was a lot more fun and I miss that. Then again, fun is quickly becoming uncool again, so perhaps this was a brilliant marketing decision, I don’t know.
Does Jesus like polyrhythms? Did Joey Sturgiss get tired of writing open-string breakdowns?? Do you miss the old Attack Attack???