Alexisonfire - Drunks, Lovers, Sinners And Saints

After winning over critics on both sides of the Atlantic Ontario rockers Alexisonfire are back with a brand new single; 'Drunks, Lovers, Sinners And Saints'.

From the word go 'Drunks, Lovers, Sinners And Saints' is loud and hard hitting. Dallas Green's screamo vocals instantly reach out and grab you and don't let go until the final note, while driving guitars, a pounding bassline and frantic drumming take you up and down like a rollercoaster. The melodic singing of "Are you pretending? Are you even listening" are a welcome break from the screams and grunts that dominate the rest of the song. Musically this is great, it can not be faulted, even an idiot could hear how talented these guys are but the vocal work is not so great and for me it puts a real downer on the song. Green's performance on this is definitely a sin.

'Drunks, Lovers, Sinners And Saints' is impressive but it's just not up to the standard of 'Boiled Frogs'.