CD Review: AFI "Burials"

While the bass work of AFI’s Hunter Burgan has always been dark and moody to match the vibe of his hardcore/punk outfit’s sound, his playing on the band’s ninth studio album shows a previously undiscovered melodic side.
By Jon D'Auria ,

While the bass work of AFI’s Hunter Burgan has always been dark and moody to match the vibe of his hardcore/punk outfit’s sound, his playing on the band’s ninth studio album shows a previously undiscovered melodic side. Using a heavy blend of fuzz and distortion, Burgan’s tone fills out the entire bottom of the spectrum and beyond; on songs like “A Deep Slow Panic” and “Rewind,” his fast picking covers a lot of real estate.