The Missing Man

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The Missing Man
The Missing Man.jpg
EP by
ReleasedDecember 7, 2018
RecordedSummer 2018
GenrePunk rock,[1][2] new wave,[1] emo[1]
LabelEx Noctem Nacimur
AFI chronology
The Missing Man
Singles from The Missing Man
  1. "Get Dark"
    Released: October 26, 2018

The Missing Man is an extended play by American rock band AFI. The EP was released on December 7, 2018.[3] It is the first EP by AFI since 336 EP/Now the World Picture Disk, which was released in 2002.[4]

The EP was released through Ex Noctem Nacimur.[5] On October 26, 2018, the single "Get Dark" was released as well as information about the EP.[6][7]

Background and release[]

On October 25, 2018, all photos of AFI frontman Davey Havok were removed from the band's Instagram page and a new press photo was released with Havok missing; only a silhouette was present, sparking rumors he had left AFI.[8] This rumor turned out to be false. The next day, the band surprise-released a new single called "Get Dark" on Spotify and iTunes. The Missing Man was released on December 7, 2018.[9]

Critical reception[]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Wall of Sound rated The Missing Man 7.5/10, stating: "Taking away everything we know about the band in the past, this new release showcases a very talented band, capable of playing a whole range of different styles they have yet been able to hone in [sic] on." The review also mentions that the EP features a range of different musical styles the band had not yet explored.[10] In a positive review, AllMusic said the album "serves as a sonic "greatest hits," tapping into the various styles that the band favored during the 2010s."[1] Exclaim!, in a mixed review, criticized the album as "Hot Topic dad rock".[2]

Track listing[]

All lyrics are written by Davey Havok; all music is composed by Jade Puget.

1."Trash Bat"2:08
2."Break Angels"3:27
3."Back Into the Sun"3:01
4."Get Dark"2:41
5."The Missing Man"4:15


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  3. ^ Beinstock, Richard (October 26, 2018). "AFI Share New Song, 'Get Dark,' Announce EP Release". Guitar World. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Casteel, Beth (October 26, 2018). "Afi Drop Surprise New Song, 'Get Dark,' Announce EP". Alternative Press. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Kaufman, Spencer (October 26, 2018). "AFI release surprise new song "Get Dark" off upcoming EP, The Missing Man: Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Sievers, Alex (October 29, 2018). "Getting Darker, Getting Worse: AFI Release First Taste Of New EP, 'Get Dark'". Kill Your Stereo. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Maine, Samantha (October 26, 2018). "AFI release brooding new track 'Get Dark', announce new EP 'The Missing Man'". NME. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "What's going on with AFI?". Wall of Sound. October 24, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "AFI secretly dropped a new song overnight called 'Get Dark' from a forthcoming EP called The Missing Man". Wall of Sound. October 26, 2018. Retrieved October 26, 2018.
  10. ^ "AFI – The Missing Man (EP Review)". Wall of Sound. December 4, 2018. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
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