The Black, in favor of selections from the prior three full-lengths. Worsnop’s interim work with somewhat-supergroup We Are Harlot telegraphs his love for ’80s/’90s mainstream hard rock, which seems set to ultimately elbow aside his band’s lingering electronicore stutters and metalcore breakdowns on any imminent recordings.
Part of music’s enduring allure is that — despite the best efforts of Pro Tools, Auto-Tune and manufactured pop bands — it’s as much intangible magic as logic-bound science. Brit metalcore survivors Asking Alexandria present a case in point, rekindling old magic by reuniting with original singer Danny Worsnop in October despite his elfin and vocally versatile replacement, Ukrainian Denis Stoff, being more obvious rock-star material. With Worsnop back aboard, fans can expect set lists shunning AA’s sole Stoff-era album, this year’s