Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Just when the strings, piano, and rainstorm effects threaten to turn Sing the Sorrow into a My Dying Bride album, there is a burst of hardcore like "Dancing Through Sunday" to recall California pioneers of the genre like Dead Kennedys or SST transplants Husker Du.
  2. The songs may have opened up around him, but Havok's lyrics are as pained and sharp as they ever were.
  3. It's terrifically exciting stuff. [Apr 2003, p.101]
  4. 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.
  5. 83
    As big and slick a rock record as you're likely to hear all year. [Apr 2003, p.101]
  6. The songs combine the most pretentious and overworked elements of their influences. [21 Mar 2003, p.112]
  7. 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]
  8. 60
    What's keeping the band from achieving a unique identity are Havok's generic whine and medoicre lyrics. [#15, p.120]
  9. Well-produced, albeit predictable.
  10. A well-crafted mix of hardcore bluster, determined melody and anthemic grandness that boasts depth and texture rarely heard from the Warped Tour ilk.
  11. Longtime fans might take it like a kick to the head, but this band is clearly moving toward bigger things.
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 196 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 2 out of 130
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Apr 26, 2015
    8
    This album has a great purpose and message and certainly adds a lot to the Emo genre of music. I love how every song eventually accumulatesThis album has a great purpose and message and certainly adds a lot to the Emo genre of music. I love how every song eventually accumulates into the epitome of depression. Full Review »
  3. Dec 5, 2011
    10
    Simply amazing is all I need to say. On the other hand, the two follow-ups to this album are definitely widely underrated, and should beSimply amazing is all I need to say. On the other hand, the two follow-ups to this album are definitely widely underrated, and should be appreciated more. I'm definitely looking forward to a 2012 AFI album. They better make it happen. Full Review »