Severed Ties

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This article is about the album by rock band, The Amity Affliction. For the 1992 film, see Severed Ties (film).
Severed Ties
Studio album by The Amity Affliction
Released 4 October 2008
Genre Post-hardcore, melodic hardcore
Length 39:54
Label Boomtown Records
Producer Darren Thompson
The Amity Affliction chronology
High Hopes
Severed Ties

Severed Ties is the debut album by Gympie band, The Amity Affliction. It was released on 4 October 2008 through Boomtown Records. Severed Ties debuted at #26 on the ARIA Top 50 Albums Chart, and #6 on the Australian Artists Albums Chart.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "I Heart Roberts'" (featuring Helmet Roberts of the Daylight Curse) 3:33
2. "B.D.K.I.A.F."   3:16
3. "Snitches Get Stitches" (featuring Lochlan Watt of Ironhide) 3:20
4. "Do You Party?"   3:01
5. "Poison Pen Letters"   4:10
6. "Fruity Lexia"   3:30
7. "So You Melted..." (featuring Matthew Wright of The Getaway Plan) 2:48
8. "Jesse Intense" (featuring Michael Crafter of Confession and Matthew Wright of The Getaway Plan) 4:12
9. "The Blair Snitch Project"   3:41
10. "Love Is a Battlefield" (Pat Benatar cover) 3:54
11. "Stairway to Hell" (featuring JJ Peters of Deez Nuts) 4:29
Total length:


The Amity Affliction
Additional Personnel
  • Helmet Roberts (The Daylight Curse) - guest vocals on "I Heart Roberts'"
  • Lochlan Watt (Ironhide) - guest vocals on "Snitches Get Stitches"
  • Matthew Wright (The Getaway Plan) - guest vocals on "So You Melted..." and "Jesse Intense"
  • Michael Crafter ( Confession) - guest vocals on "Jesse Intense"
  • JJ Peters (Deez Nuts) - guest vocals on "Stairway to Hell"
  • Darren Thompson - Producer


  • "Poison Pen Letters" was re-recorded for this album, with the original being featured on the demo compilation State of Affairs - a collection of songs by hardcore bands from the five mainland states of Australia.
  • "Love Is a Battlefield" is a cover of a track by Pat Benatar.
  • Several tracks on the album contain samples from several movies, due to copyright restrictions the label was forced to remove them, however on the first few thousand copies printed they still remain.
    • Track 1 "I Heart Roberts'" contains a sound sample from the film Hot Rod.
    • Track 2 "B.D.K.I.A.F." is an abbreviation for "Big Dick Know It All Fuck", which is an inside joke of the band.
    • Track 4 "Do You Party?" is a reference to a joke in the film Hot Rod.
    • Track 9 "The Blair Snitch Project" contains a sound sample from the film True Romance in the intro.
    • Track 11 "Stairway to Hell" contains a sound sample from the film Hot Rod and Happy Gilmore.