Thirteen years since Old Crows/Young Cardinals, Alexisonfire is back with a full album of new material, Otherness. So grab your favorite hoody and Dickies shorts, and let’s dive into the Album Review – Alexisonfire – Otherness
The tone for Otherness is set right off the bat, with the methodical, chunky opening riff of ‘Committed to the Con’ that lets you know that this ride might be a little slower than you were expecting, but it is damn sure still going to be heavy. ‘Sweet Dreams of Otherness’ does a fantastic job of letting all the members of AOF have a moment to shine, and this is a great, banger of a track that is going to sound amazing in a packed, sweaty club.
Dallas Green takes the spotlight for ‘Sans Soleil’, with soaring melodies and deep lyrics that are all about holding onto hope in your darkest moments. And just because AOF can, they go from deep introspection to a George Petit screamer. Anyone questioning if Alexisonfire can still go hard will be happy to crank ‘Conditional Love’ for their hardcore fix.