Aliens Ate My Setlist (AAMS) is a post-hardcoreband from Germany. Founded in 2012 and in the same year they released their first ep “Illusions”. They shared the stage with big names like: The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans and Memphis May Fire to name a few. My first encounter with AAMS was at Brainstorm fest here in the Netherlands, I never heard of them before but during their show my smile became bigger and bigger. Five young men with an enthusiasm which was very contagious. I have been a fan of the band since then. I was even among the first ten buyers who got this new album so I have a signed copy. So you will understand by now that I am a bit prejudiced, but I will try to review this album objectively.
Something else what is important to know about AAMS is, that a short while after this album came out, vocalist Nick Mingrone and guitarplayer David Matthäus decided to quit the band to persue their own careers and studies. The remaining members decided to continue AAMS and Nick and David were replaced by Markus Leinberger (vocals) and Christoph Dieterle (guitar).