1999 marked a turning point in the career of AFI. The Ukiah based punks had already been mining the depths of the post hardcore world for nearly a decade. A change in the lineup - guitarist Mark Stopholese was replaced by Jade Puget - led the band to explore a much darker sound. With the release of the All Hallow's E.P., AFI found larger exposure than they had in the past when the single "Totalimmortal" got a fair amount play from radio. The EP helped to develop the band's specific brand of horror punk. The artwork and lyrics both contain Halloween themes, and they even went as far as to cover the Misfit's classic, "Halloween." Nitro Records, who supported AFI up to this point in their career, memorializes this turning point with a limited edition orange vinyl reissue of the All Hallow's E.P..
- limited edition orange vinyl pressing
- includes printed lyric insert
- music label: Nitro Records 1999 / 2015
reviewed by Hank Ohs 01/2015