The Amity Affliction’s Let The Ocean Take Me: Album Review

By Tamsin Mathias

The Amity Affliction will be releasing their new album, ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ June 9 and is set to take the music world by storm.

Named one of 2014’s most anticipated albums, ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ pushes the band’s signature post-hardcore approach to new heights of richness and diversity, providing the consummate aural partner to vocalist Joel Birch’s increasingly more potent lyricism. Inspired by a near-death experience suffered during last year’s Vans Warped Tour, songs like ‘Don’t Lean On Me’ and ‘FML’ are fuelled by desperate emotion and intense anxiety but achieve extraordinary transcendence through radical honesty and raw power.

For more than a decade, The Amity Affliction has used music to entertain while simultaneously confronting the very darkest edges of man’s existence. ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ follows 2012’s ‘Chasing ghosts’ which debuted at number 1 on the Australian ARIA chart, the rare rock record to achieve that major milestone, and has since been certified gold.

Urgent, aggressive, and remarkably cathartic, “Let The Ocean Take Me” is The Amity Affliction at its most vital best.

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