Its been twelve years since Californian based punk rockers AFI first decided to form a band in order to avoid to the real world, and they are finally being tipped to make that jump from underground to mainstream with their sixth album Sing the Sorrow. It's about time. This album is still defiantly AFI with the bands trademark vocals, addictive riffs and powerful choruses but the sound is slicker, more polished and more mature than the previous albums and is a definitely one more step away from the rancid supporting band they started out as. From the infectious, punked up debut single 'Girls Not Grey', 'Paper Airplanes (makeshift Wings)' and 'Death of Seasons' to the energetic, irresistible 'Dancing Through Sunday' complete with cock-rock style guitar solo and the melodic yet still powerful 'Silver and Cold', AFI continue to prove themselves as one of the most talented bands around at the moment. Despite occasionally lacking some of the energy of its predecessor 'The Art of Drowning', Sing the Sorrow is sure to gain more than a few members to AFI's ever growing army of fans.