Since , the band consists of lead vocalist Davey Havok , drummer and backing vocalist Adam Carson , bassist, backing vocalist and keyboardist Hunter Burgan , and guitarist, backing vocalist and keyboardist Jade Puget. Originally a hardcore punk band, they have since delved into many genres, starting with horror punk and following through post-hardcore and emo into alternative rock and gothic rock. The band first reached substantial commercial success with their fifth album, The Art of Drowning , which peaked at number on the Billboard
Their music can be compared to the sound of babies being devoured by lucifer , pigs being mass slaughtered , and emo kids crying as they cut themselves to sleep. Emo kid: dude i love afi normal kid : dude, you think your life sucks? Then talk to me about your life Emo kid: im to deep for you to understand!