Asking Alexandria Weave Up Rock-Ballad-Breakdown-Lovechild ‘Dark Void’

Asking Alexandria 2023

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been graced with new music from Asking Alexandria. In 2021, they released their seventh album See What’s on the Inside record with Danny Wornsop continuing to cement his return to the band.

As we enter the mid-point of 2023, the Brit rockers have returned with a taste of what’s coming next on their journey as a band. Today, Asking Alexandria have released new single ‘Dark Void‘ which feels a lot like the lead-single of a new studio album, but let’s see how true those spidey-senses really are.

Dark Void‘ is seemingly exactly what diehard fans would be dreaming of in earnest. The four-minute track encapsulates their eclectic styles from over the years. Entering a vortex with Worsnop’s reverberating screams, the band kick things off with downtuned riffs and catchy stadium rock cleans.

About a third-way in, an interlude enables the versatile vocalist to hone in on his different styles, however reverting back to that good old rock ballad template. What happens next is where things get interesting. With a grinding build-up, Asking Alexandria shift into a prolonged heavy breakdown which works so superbly with their tones and closes the tempo of the song perfectly.

On the single, guitarist Ben Bruce comments:

“This theme is explored throughout the entirety of our upcoming album. We all have our own struggles and hurdles. We are all on our own journeys that present unique challenges and difficulties, but we all have our own inner strength to fall back on. There is always light at the end of the tunnel. I feel that there can be comfort in knowing that we aren’t alone. We all feel a little down from time to time. We all feel a little lost from time to time, but somehow, in some way, we are all in this together and hopefully our new album can help people through some of their toughest times.

Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)

Stream ‘Dark Void‘ here

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