A $2 thrift shop find ages ago, and it’s even the 2CD bonus edition with extra tracks and video content. Lucky me? I put it on high volume in the good headphones to find out.
Here we have a survey of all the tricks of that quiet/loud thing that was massive in the 90s pop/punk/rock scene (but this is from 2009!). Online, there seems to be a divide amongst AFI fans, between those who prefer the old stuff and those who like this new stuff too (this is their 8th album).
Myself, I haven’t heard AFI since those old punk compilation CDs I used to collect ages ago. This ain’t that. But good on them for growing and doing what they like, I guess.