Asking Alexandria's currently most recent album, From Death To Destiny came out in August 2013. They teased this one for nearly a full year, after releasing "Run Free" without much warning through Summerian Records on YouTube. They didn't release the second single from it until March 2013, though they had teased at, "The Death Of Me" several times.
This is the final Asking Alexandria album to feature founding front man, Danny Worsnop before he moved onto We Are Harlot. This one was recorded in several different studios in many different places, including Indiana, Michigan, California, London, and the band's tour bus from time to time.
This album got slightly dark, and very personal for Danny. He was clearly not in a good place, but did try to turn it around on a few tracks, such as "The Death Of Me", and "Moving On." There's also tracks like "White Line Fever", which very clearly speaks of cocaine use.
Hands down though, the best tracks on the album are "Moving On" and "The Death Of Me", because of their meanings and what they say. "The Death of Me" is all about not letting someone get you down, and flat out says, "I won't let you be the death of me. No, I refuse to let you bring me down. I won't let you make me out to be the one who's in the wrong. I know I've lost my mind before -but I'm back and I'm better than ever."
"Moving On" is simply beautiful and speaks of realizing you've hit rock bottom and just trying to get up and change the world. Its sincerely beautiful, and if someone hasn't heard it, we recommend you look it up right away.
Another stand out track is actually only on the deluxe edition of the album, and originally was featured on their Reckless And Relentless album. For this album, guitarist Ben Bruce sang a full acoustic version of "Someone, Somewhere" and its incredibly beautiful. The song already had a lot of heart and soul to it, so hearing it acoustic just enheightened that. It also helps that Ben Bruce sounds a bit like an angel when he sings. It was just worth mentioning, so we did.
You can catch Asking Alexandria live on tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Blessthefall here in the US between February 2, and March 11. Then they go over to Australia and New Zealand with Blessthefall to tour with Buried in Venom April 5 through April 15. They get a brief, two week break before the American festivals kick in. In this order, they will be playing Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock, Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion and Rock On The Range. For further information, including exact dates and ticket prices, please visit the official Asking Alexandria official website, or the websites for the festivals.
Also do not forget that they will be releasing a brand new album called The Black with new front man, Denis Stoff this March!
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