Release Date: Dec 15, 2017
Record label: Sumerian Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Post-Hardcore, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Metalcore
After a very brief period of identity crisis and vocalist turmoil, the members of Asking Alexandria reintroduced themselves with prodigal frontman Danny Worsnop on the band's fifth full-length, Asking Alexandria. Produced by Matt Good (From First To Last), this eponymous return is the group's most polished effort to date, less raw and muscular than past albums. While this evolution might prove divisive to longtime fans, Asking Alexandria remains highly enjoyable, a triumphant offering that benefits as much from familiarity as it does from pure power and Worsnop's inimitable presence.
Read more: Asking Alexandria self-titled track-by-track: The stories behind each song It's clear from the get-go that this is not the metalcore band you once knew. The current Asking Alexandria is a hard-rock group taking random influence from pop and Worsnop's undying love for country music. (The song "Empire" even features rapping from guest vocalist Bingx.) These influences are subtle for the most part, though, so they actually work well together instead of sounding like a hodgepodge of disconnected genres.