Back in August of last year, I watched Asking Alexandria perform at Mayhem Fest with a friend of mine. Between sets, we remarked that Danny hadn't seemed incredibly present (aside from the presumable drunken state he was in). We estimated the band had a few more months before it dissolved. When the band loses interest, there really isn't much hope for a future.
We were kind of right-- lead singer Danny Worsnop left Asking Alexandria earlier this year to pursue his side project We Are Harlot full time. We Are Harlot is less metal and more rock, which follows Danny's music tastes which, it should follow, means that he'll be more heavily invested in the new road he's walking down.
Based on their debut, self-titled album, We Are Harlot are receiving Danny's full attention. The album is a full-tilt hurricane of sex and guitar riffs- classic rock made modern. There are no tricks or gimmicks, just good, honest musical skill, and a reminder that, regardless of Danny's "screamo" roots, he is an incredibly talented singer.
So we could bemoan the end of Asking Alexandria as we know them, or celebrate the birth of another band with an incredible future lying ahead of them, and keep faithful that Asking Alexandria will be just as, if not more powerful than they were before.