Abandon All Ships InFamous

Abandon All Ships InFamous
Former disBand artist Abandon All Ships (who are also arguably the show's greatest success story, given the length of their prosperity) suggest they're "infamous" with the title of their sophomore full-length. And they kind of are. Notorious for blending electronic elements into their metalcore sound, the band made their name by playing what they want and are popular among some kids, much to the chagrin of everyone else. Not much has changed on Infamous – the electronic sections get caught in your head, the Auto-Tuned vocals are annoying, though oddly catchy, and the rest of the album is rife with breakdowns and the occasionally impressive riff. The Bury Your Dead-influenced "Brothers for Life" and "American Holocaust," though repetitive, are standout tracks, at least until the forced, electronic, melodic singing sections. If the band could leave the singing to where it fits more naturally ("Less Than Love") or confine it to its own song ("August"), some tracks could have been legitimate moshers. However, given the forced mash-up between the two is what gave the band their "success," if you're a fan, Infamous would be considered a triumphant return. (Universal)