AFI: Hunter (bass guitar); Davey Havok, Jade Puget, Adam Carson. Personnel: Davey Havok (vocals); Jade Puget (guitar, keyboards, programming); Dave McCracken, Ronan Harris (keyboards, programming); Adam Carson (drums); Dan Under, Melisane Maxwell, Luke Wood, Chris Kelly [Choir Practice], Griselda Gomez, Talia Nissimyan, Laura Mathis, Omar Alcibar, Caitlin Sanchez, Wallace Deveries, Gavin Rattmann, Ryan Wilson, Diana Miranda, Ryan Downey, Christopher Dominey, Brittany Manchatta, Sonia Dubon, John Powe, Brandan Schieppati, Jeff Sagud, Jerry Finn, Joe McGrath, Ralph Saenz, Tyler Stewart, Keith Barney (background vocals).Audio Mixers: Jerry Finn; Chris Lord-Alge; Rich Costey. Recording information: Conway Recording Studios; Sage & Sound Recording Studios. Illustrator: Alan Forbes. Photographer: James Minchin. AFI is a band lucky to own fiercely loyal fans who embrace - and ultimately expect - the gradual transformation the band has undergone with each album since 1999's Black Sails in the Sunset. Where many bands get called out for signing to a major label or even just maturing their sound over time, AFI fans have chiefly stayed devoted to their ever-evolving goth-punk heroes. With that in mind, Decemberunderground comes as AFI's follow-up to their ambitious major-label smash Sing the Sorrow. Due to the clever production tricks employed on that album, fans might expect even more intricate arrangements, sound effects, and sonic landscapes to emerge from the wintry packaging of Decemberunderground. To an extent this is true, but it's more that the cloudy gloom permeating their career thus far has lifted, allowing a relatively tighter and lighter overall album to emerge. Take the band's traditional prelude for instance: this time it's infused with stirring strings and an uplifting dance-pop beat that is a far cry from the dark and eerie call-to-arms chants of previous albums. And though "Kill Caustic" (and later "Affliction") brings AFI's earlier hardcore punch, if.