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  • Summary: This is the major-label debut for the Bay Area punk rockers (whose initials stand for "A Fire Inside"), who got their start in Ukiah, Calif. in 1991. Garbage's Butch Vig produces.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Sing The Sorrow soars with the kind of melodies hit singles are made of, yet it somehow persists with AFI's esoteric darkness. [Apr 2003, p.69]
  2. A well-crafted mix of hardcore bluster, determined melody and anthemic grandness that boasts depth and texture rarely heard from the Warped Tour ilk.
  3. It's terrifically exciting stuff. [Apr 2003, p.101]
  4. Longtime fans might take it like a kick to the head, but this band is clearly moving toward bigger things.
  5. Sing the Sorrow is not exactly a concept album, but it does have a singleness of dark purpose that builds in momentum as the disc progresses.
  6. The songs may have opened up around him, but Havok's lyrics are as pained and sharp as they ever were.
  7. The songs combine the most pretentious and overworked elements of their influences. [21 Mar 2003, p.112]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 129
  1. GLENNDANZIG
    May 19, 2003
    10
    This is an awsome band. They most definately entered my top ten list along with THE MISFITS, DANZIG, SOM, and RAMONES. AFI sing the sorrow is This is an awsome band. They most definately entered my top ten list along with THE MISFITS, DANZIG, SOM, and RAMONES. AFI sing the sorrow is the LP that i believe will bring real punk back to life!!!!! Expand
  2. sirir
    Apr 2, 2003
    10
    good album!!!
  3. CamiiH.
    Jan 26, 2010
    10
    I absolutely adore this album! I is one of my favorite albums created by this glorious band. It is filled with the deep emotional impact of I absolutely adore this album! I is one of my favorite albums created by this glorious band. It is filled with the deep emotional impact of the world and the people in it. I rate this album a 10 because it is truly exquisite. Expand
  4. Nkoti
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    AFI SLAMS!!! Their cd is perfect.
  5. michaelk
    Mar 7, 2004
    10
    hey hayley g you can get the lyrics at. www.lyricsspot.com
  6. MattG
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    Great Album!!!! Can't stop playing it!
  7. curefreak
    Jan 21, 2005
    2
    ugh i truly was looking forward to this cd but from the sound of things theyre appreciation of the gothic culture doesnt go very far, dark ugh i truly was looking forward to this cd but from the sound of things theyre appreciation of the gothic culture doesnt go very far, dark eyeliner and cure t shirts can only get you so far i expected this to be a half and half mixture of goth and punk what did i get? a lame ass punk whos singer sounds like he got racked in the balls with very very lightweight bits of goth rock for example like the cello that was buried way back in the background or calling there fan club the despair faction? get real the band would do better if they find a new singer seriously he cant sing and he writes some god awfull poetry, the only reason i gave it a two is for the hit song girls not grey unfort 90% of the record sounds exactly like that one song where i cant even remember wich one was the hit single Expand

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