“Anthemic” is an optimum word one could use to describe the music of Asking Alexandria. Each track on their latest effort seems tailor-made for stadiums and large theaters. The production is massive and the return of lead vocalist Danny Worsnop into the fold suits this band’s flair for the dramatic to a tee. Songs like “Alone in a Room” and “Under Denver” illuminate their harmonies and strength in big choruses. “Into the Fire” and “Rise Up” put emphasis on more aggressive vocals and razor-sharp guitars. And then there are melodic curveballs such as the acoustic-oriented “Vultures” and the rap-inspired “Empire.” There is a little something for everyone here.
Score: 8 out of 10
Producer: Matt Good