A.F.I. Sing The Sorrow (DreamWorks/Universal) Rating: NN Rating: NN
For the past 10 years, the members of A.F.I. (A Fire Inside) have been hard at work touring non-stop to build themselves into the ultimate goth/punk/pop/prog/metal crossover act, and they've got the tattoo parlour shoutouts to prove it. Imagine their surprise when they discover that Sing The Sorrow -- their blandly morose debut epic for DreamWorks, produced on a grand scale by Butch Vig and Jerry Finn (Blink-182, Sum 41) -- was really all just part of a Groundhog Day nightmare that their manager, John Silva, has been reliving since his Nirvana dream dissolved. Let's hope A.F.I. don't split up like At the Drive-In before realizing their dream of seeing jocks and punks finally shaking their fists to the same guitar riffs.