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The Amity Affliction - Chasing Ghosts

Third time's a charm for these Aussie metallers...

Posted Monday, 24 September 2012 in

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The Amity Affliction

The Amity Affliction - Chasing Ghosts

Rating: 8

It might come as a surprise to some that ‘Chasing Ghosts’ is The Amity Affliction’s third album; though their name has been batted around metalcore circles for a few years now, they’ve never been able to do a huge amount outside of their native Australia. That said, third time might well be the charm, because ‘Chasing Ghosts’ is a solid effort and one that successfully breaks out of the tired metalcore mould. Frontman Ahren Stringer has an Anthony Green-esque wail on the likes of ‘Flowerbomb’ and ‘RIP Bon’, while behind him there’s enough excitement and progression here to make ‘Chasing Ghosts’ a worthwhile look.

Andy Ritchie

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