The Amity Affliction

This Could Be Heartbreak

ROCKS LIKE: State Champs, Haste The Day, Asking Alexandria 

WHAT’S DIFFERENT: One clever trick the Amity Affliction pull is on This Could Be Heartbreak’s title track—they make the supremely depressing lyrical content of the chorus sound super-pop-punk and uplifting. It’s a great technique to offset the record’s all-consuming sadness and in this instance, the clean vocals definitely work in their favor. Other great moments can be found at the three-minute mark on “O.M.G.I.M.Y.,” which delivers an epic climax with its pendulum swing of guitars and unclean vocals, as well as the purely heavy “Fight My Regret.” 

WHY YOU SHOULD CARE:  The Amity Affliction are at their strongest when they rely on their heavier side. The unclean vocals and metalcore tendencies highlight their dark, cinematic, eerie nature, which would certainly be a thrill to see more of in the future. 

OUR PICK: “Blood In My Mouth”

Roadrunner Records

Blood In My Mouth