Asking Alexandria stream new record The Black

Asking Alexandria’s new record The Black – the band’s first with new vocalist Denis Stoff (ex-Make Me Famouse, ex-Down & Dirty) – is officially out today on Sumerian Records. With it also comes a full stream of what I think is a pretty solid album. It doesn’t sound forced, like the band are trying to prove anything. The Black packs a punch, it has melody, hooks, and is well produced. The only statement Asking Alexandria are making with this album is that they’re determined to continue making tunes that rock; whether it’s a riff-driven track like the properly titled “Just A Slave To Rock n’ Roll” or a softer, more ballad-y song like “Send Me Home”. But that’s just me, give it a spin for yourself below and draw your own conclusions. If you like what you hear you can get yourself a copy through MerchNOW, iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.

The Black track listing:

1. “Let It Sleep”
2. “The Black”
3. “I Won’t Give In”
4. “Sometimes It Ends”
5. “The Lost Souls”
6. “Just A Slave To Rock n’ Roll”
7. “Send Me Home”
8. “We’ll Be OK”
9. “Here I Am”
10. “Gone”
11. “Undivided”
12. “Circled By The Wolves”

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