Posts Tagged ‘post-hardcore’

1. The Sinner
2. The Unfaithful
3. The Victim
4. The Abandoned
5. The Deceived
6. The Commanded
7. The Burden (Interlude)
8. The Haunted
9. The Reality
10. The Redeemed

This band instantly became one of my obsessions. I found them whilst searching for similar music through youtube and such and somehow landed on this gem. When looking back at their older albums, I found that they progressively got more.. “intense”, if you will. Yet, they have not lost their marvelous cleans. I highly suggest this band if looking for something new that also fits snuggly in your comfort zone. That only applies if your comfort zone somehow intertwines with mine… but still. Listen to them and let us know what you think, good, or hateful, it’s all amusing to read.

I suggest you check out their most recent album The Hollow (Released in April 2011), especially the song “The Sinner“.

If you like: Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, Miss May I,Devil Wears Prada, Letlive, The Color Morale, Of Mice And Men, Woe Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, etc.

Genre: Rock/Post-hardcore

Albums and Ep’s: Inception (2006–2007)

Sleepwalking (2008–2009)

Between the Lies (2010)

The Hollow (2011)

Record Labels:

Trustkill (2007–2010)
Bullet Tooth (2010)
Rise Records (2011–present)

 

~R

01. Le Prologue
02. The Sick, Sick, 6.8 Billion
03. Renegade ‘86
04. Enemigos / Enemies
05. Casino Columbus
06. Muther
07. Homeless Jazz
08. We, The Pros Of Con
09. H. Ledger
10. Over Being Under
11. Day 54

Band: Letlive

Albums:

1)Exhaustion, Saltwater, and Everything in Between (2004) At One Records

2) Speak Like You Talk (2005) At One Records

3) Fake History (2011 Re-release Epitaph)

Members:

Jason Aalon Butler – vocals
Jean Nascimento – guitar
Ryan Jay Johnson- bass
Jeff Sahyoun – guitar
Anthony Rivera – drums

Genre: Post- Hardcore

If you like: Confide, Broadway, Decoder, Architect, Lovehatehero

This band is somewhat unique to the post-hardcore setting with their powerful lyrics. They don’t hold back as they criticize many aspects of humanity. In the album “Fake History” they do not fail to have variety. Some songs are purely headbanging while others carefully combine cleans and screams. Their transitions are especially creative. In general, this album will leave you with at least something to appreciate.

Because A Day To Remember is my favorite band, I tend to know and enjoy many bands with a similar sound/style. Not all the bands with similarities have the exact same sound, but they all have preferable qualities in common. As they have developed, their sound has changed. The bands mentioned here might be similar to their old or new style, with some being comparable to both. Bands are presented in no specific order of similarity. They are especially recommended for those who like A Day To Remember or other post-hardcore bands, but are also helpful in experiencing or gaining new music tastes. I suggest you give them all a chance, no matter how different your current preferences are.

Asking Alexandria– A little heavier than A Day To Remember, but still sharing many qualities, is Asking Alexandria. They are considered metal-core by most who enjoy them. I suggest them if you enjoyed the songs: Sticks and Bricks, Heartless, Shot in the Dark, 2nd Sucks, and Start the Shooting.

Four Year Strong- This band can basically be described as A Day To Remember without the screaming. The album most similar to A Day To Remember is “Enemy of the World”. They carry a more pop punk style, while still remaining lyrically strong. If you enjoy A Day To Remember’s most recent album, “What Separates Me From You” then you will appreciate their style.

Close To Home- This generally unknown band is highly similar to A Day To Remember. They have slightly less screaming, but their instrumentals sound nearly identical, which is very obvious in the beginning of their song “Headphones”. They have a slightly more upbeat style, similar to easy-core.

Chunk! Captain No Chunk- Chunk has a unique name, with a style to match. They have been compared to A Day To Remember, Four Year Strong, and Set Your Goals. Their cleans are most comparable to Set Your Goals. They would also be considered a pop-punk/easy-core band. An upbeat sound, combining a few screams, high energy instrumentals, and a solid delivery make this band enjoyable and unique. For some, they have an acquired taste, but I have personally grown to like their sound. For first time listeners I suggest the song “Born For Adversity”.

Close Your Eyes-  Close Your Eyes has made me learn to appreciate Christian bands. They do not shove their beliefs down your throat, and instead leave many of the lyrics up for interpretation. I met the lead singer during their concert with A Day To Remember. They are a down to earth band who is doing what they love. Their second album, “We Will Overcome” is the most similar to A Day To Remember. One thing that stands out most about this band, setting them apart from a lot of similar bands, is their clean vocals. There is a very original sound to their lead singer’s vocals.

Adept- I instantly fell in love with this band when I heard them. They manage to bring an intense, yet upbeat sound to their music. Their album “Death Dealers” is my favorite, and I suggest starting there when checking out this band. They are similar to A Day To Remember in terms of genre, but have a less pop-punk sound, carrying a more metal-core/solid post-hardcore sound.

Confide- There have been many rumors that this band broke up, but they still have two fantastic albums to offer. “Shout the Truth” and their most recent album, “Recover” are two albums you must hear. They are more similar to Asking Alexandria in “Shout the Truth” but toned down their screaming and sound a bit more like A Day To Remember in “Recover”.

Our Last Night- This band truly perfected its style with its most recent album “We Will All Evolve”. They are very comparable to A Day To Remember’s album “For Those Who Have A Heart”. They are a personal favorite because of how their cleans and screams fit together, along with their catchy beats, and lyrics. Their development as a band from the past is tremendous, and impressive.

We Came As Romans- We Came As Romans is somewhat of a blend between Asking Alexandria and A Day To Remember. They added some synthetic sounds that A Day to Remember lacks, and don’t really contain any pop-punk. Their ratio of screams to cleans is similar to A Day To Remember’s. I am interested to see how they will change in their upcoming album. As of now, they have a gratifying sound, but still have many areas that could use slight tweaking.

Some bands similar to A Day To Remember that I am not well- versed on , but still enjoy, include: Farewell to Freeway, Hopes Die Last, Kid Liberty (VERY similar to Four Year Strong), Oh Sweet Ransom, Run Into The Shadows, and Parkway Drive.

~R

Check out the site https://storkmusic.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/similar-bands-a-day-to-remember/ for some more bands like A Day To Remember!

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Death Dealers Track List

Posted: April 14, 2011 by storkmusic in Track List
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Tracklist:
01 – First Round, First Minute
02 – The Lost Boys
03 – No Guts, No Glory
04 – This Could Be Home
05 – At World’s End
06 – By The Wrath of Akakabuto
07 – If I’m A Failure, You’re A Tragedy
08 – Hope
09 – Death Dealers
10 – The Ivory Tower
11 – From The Depths of Hell
12 – This Ends Tonight

                 With musical giants such as Asking Alexandria and We Came As Romans dropping and planning to drop new albums, it’s a difficult time for up and coming hardcore bands to emerge. One of the most talented bands that has been covered up by the recent hardcore albums is Swedish band Adept. With their new album “Death Dealers” hitting the shelves this past month, the foreign band has stolen the hearts of many and then torn them to shreds (in the best way possible) with brutal breakdowns and a gargantuan range of screams.

                “The Ivory Tower” was released as a single before “Death Dealers” was released, and it embodied what Adept was all about. Carefully worded and savagely executed lyrics were woven in between heavy guitar and thrashing drums, creating a mosh pit of music. It left me listening to it on repeat every once and a while; I couldn’t get enough of it. I couldn’t wait for the album.

                Once “Death Dealers” came out, Adept immediately brought me in with “First Round, First Minute” which mixed heavy double bass, guitar riffs, and the oh so welcome lyrics “drop it like it’s hot” and “here we f***ing go.” The album continued with giant bass drops and (of course) breakdowns, but I found it difficult to get through the entire album. All of the songs had a similar tone, open with drums and guitar, throw in a breakdown, show off the low screams, and end. Even though songs like “Death Dealers” and “The Ivory Tower” threw in the much needed deep lyrics and catchy chorus, it couldn’t compensate for the ten other nothing-out-of-the-ordinary melodies.

                One thing that I was absolutely hated about the album was the lack of high-pitched screams. Adept’s first full length album, “Another Year of Disaster,” was filled to the brim with screeching high screams that brought emotion into the screams. This album has lost all of that emotion and replaced it with monotonous lows. Whenever songs like “No Guts, No Glory” featured a speck of a screech, my heart jumped a little bit in hope that more would follow. I was (and still am) disappointed.

                Though the album was boring at times, I can’t say I didn’t enjoy it. I can’t nod my head during some of Adept’s catchy breakdowns, I just wish there weren’t so many.”Death Dealers” could easily drop four or so songs to be a better quality album; after all, quality is better than quantity (especially in music).

Overall rating: eh, satisfactory

~K