Amity AfflictionMost bands mellow with age, but The Amity Affliction maintain the rage.

With this, their seventh studio album, the band from Gympie, Queensland is shooting for their fifth chart-topper in a row. And Everyone Loves You… delivers, though it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s an aural assault followed by moments of beauty – a thunderous mix of anger, alienation, darkness and hope. At the end of it, you’ll be emotionally drained.

Soak Me In Bleach provides a neat summation of the album: “It comes in waves, it crushes me/ Yeah, it comes in waves and it crushes me.” Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them is the first blockbuster of 2020.

Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them is out February 21 via Warner.

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