AFI has shared a dramatic new video for “Tied To A Tree”, a highlight from their recently-released 11th studio album “Bodies” (Rise Records).
Critics have hailed Bodies as ranking high in AFI’s body of work, with the likes of SPIN praising the band for “fusing some experimental new steps into the tried and true AFI formula” and calling their music “one of the most distinct and recognizable sounds today”. In their recent chat with Davey Havok, FLOOD Magazine said that: “The album shows the members elevating their musicianship without a second of superfluousness. The result is an album that will appeal to old school fans while inevitably attracting new listeners to the band’s gothic-rock sound”.
Alternative Press gave the album a glowing review, noting that “AFI dish out somber edge with outright elegance”. BrooklynVegan shared similar sentiments, saying that “Bodies is the most consistently rewarding batch of songs AFI have released in at least a decade”. Kerrang! also praised the band’s continual inventiveness, saying that “Throughout, even during the more familiar-sounding songs, keyboards and electronic beats pop up, leaving the whole thing with a feeling of gutter-glitter that underlines Davey’s intent with the soul of it”.