Genre bending giants A Day To Remember are set to release their brand new album Bad Vibrations on September the 2nd and it is a follow up to their 2013 record Common Courtesy. After their three year break, the band are trying a new approach for the sound of this new record and it is safe to say A Day To Remember is back and kicking and ready to take on the world with this great new record .
The opening track “Bad Vibrations” is quite different compared to most of their past tracks but it is quite a nice heavy track and with their signature hard hitting guitar riffs and catchy lyrics this song is one of the best ones to kick off the new record.
The next track “Paranoia” has to be one of my favourite tracks off the whole album.The song structure and riffing for this track is simple but so hard hitting and the overall sound is fast and loud like a punch in your face. With the catchy chorus and the overall fun vibe to this song , this song is one that is hard not to head bang to.
The track after that “Naivety” is quite more pop punk sounding compared to the other tracks on this record. Generally it’s not that bad of a song and it’s quite catchy and the chorus is great but it sounds a little bland but I sense after a few times listening to it you will probably grow to like it.
“Exposed” genuinely blew me away. With its tasteful guitar riffs and hard hitting beats this has to be one of the heaviest tracks off this new album and also one of the most heaviest tracks A Day To Remember has ever done.
A few tracks down the album and the track the stood out the most for me is ‘Turn Off The Radio’. The thing I loved about this track is it showed Jeremy McKinnon stepping out his comfort zone and he did a amazing job at writing the melodies for the verses. The vocals for this track are fun and pretty enjoyable and the chorus is pretty catchy so you bet you’ll learn the lyrics on your second listen to this amazing song.
Overall this album is pretty fantastic and the band outdid themselves on this record. After listening to this you can hear the blood , sweat and tears and all the time and determination, the boys in A Day To Remember put into this album and in my opinion it is one of their best albums they have released yet and a great comeback for ADTR.
Catch ADTR live at one of these tour dates :
22 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
23 Glasgow SSE Hydro
25 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
27 London SSE Wembley Arena
28 Leeds First Direct Arena