The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail, Silent Planet, Belmont
Tuesday January 15, 2019 06:30 PM EST
From the venue:Heaven. With 2014?s Let The Ocean Take Me The Amity Affliction delivered a record that so perfectly encapsulated everything that defines them it was hard to imagine them ever besting it. That This Could Be Heartbreak surpasses it across the board is a truly humbling feat, though their longtime faithful are more than aware of their drive to keep pushing things ever forward, never releasing anything less than their absolute best. When vocalist Joel Birch describes it as the ?darkest? release of their career he is not exaggerating, and featuring his most brutally honest lyrics to date the eleven tracks provide an unflinching snapshot of a man desperately consumed by alcoholism and depression. However, this description does not provide the whole picture, for it is also the Australian band?s most rousing, urgent, sonically rich and accomplished record to date. ?When it comes to any record we go into making it with the mindset of just trying to write better songs than the last time,? states bassist / vocalist Ahren Stringer. ?When you listen to this record you?ll be hearing a real rollercoaster of emotion and a true reflection of everything we?ve been trying to do throughout our career. We get better as songwriters, and for us it?s all about beating that last record. Which we did.?