Florida metalcore rejuvenators Afterlife have a message for their fellow U.S. citizens: Wake up. That's the basic thrust of "Wasting Time," the band's mindful yet raucous new single that arrived this week (Sept. 16). Hear it below.
The nu-metal-adjacent track gives a needed boost to heavy music as social concerns bare down on young people like never before. It's Afterlife's first new material since their 2019 debut album, Breaking Point, an effort that drew comparisons to rocking forebearers such as Linkin Park and Slipknot.