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A Day To Remember

A Day To Remember: And Their Name Was TreasonAnd Their Name Was Treason (2005)
Indianola Records

Reviewer Rating: 2.5
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Contributed by: strickenstricken
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Alright, first of all, let me just say that a lot of Indianola's signing have given me a "you're just trying to sound like Poison The Well"-type of feeling. If you don't know who or what I'm talking about, listen to Across Five Aprils, Glory Of This...and now A Day To Remember (note, there are proba.
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Alright, first of all, let me just say that a lot of Indianola's signing have given me a "you're just trying to sound like Poison The Well"-type of feeling. If you don't know who or what I'm talking about, listen to Across Five Aprils, Glory Of This...and now A Day To Remember (note, there are probably more, but well...I just don't really listen to much of Indianola's bands, whilst I own the full-lengths to all three of these bands that all give off a very PTW-type vibe, except, well, not as good). For me though, this isn't such a band thing since Poison the Well remains one of my favorite bands.

So now, I know what you're thinking: This is just another band that sings with awkward screams dispersed throughout their songs. But in reality, it is quite the opposite. This band is able to pull off their screaming, while making the singing the awkward part. Why? Well, at times they can be nasally (shocking, huh?), and well, to put it simply, cheesy. Take for example the first actual track "Heartless" where the main vocal approach is actually brutal, until 58 seconds into the song the band throws the melodic vocalist singing just the word "tears" in the middle of the deep-throated vocalist's line, throwing the whole moment off.

But that's just the first song. This album strongly diversifies the roles of the singers. Some tracks remain mainly hard, while the others retain the poppiness of another vocalist (who I view as the weaker of the two) who closely resembles that of Saves The Day, Down To Earth Approach or other Vagrant-style bands, whilst the harder vocalist reminds me more of Misery Signals or, like I said before, Poison The Well.

Despite the addition of several somewhat corny and confusing yet fitting audio clips throughout several tracks that remind me of Across Five Apirl's "A Tragedy In Progress" -- and yes, the prerequisite acoustic song "You Had Me At Hello" which because of my "chick / pussy music" or emo tendencies I actually enjoyed -- this band does give a strong debut effort for a young, upstart band, though they do have room for growth in the lyric department, among other things. While I wouldn't be suprised if they're one of the bands that lasts for a short time (say two CDs or so), I also see their potential and wouldn't be suprised if they were able to surpass the clichés and unoriginalitly that plagues their scene to find a sound their own, something they've already attempted at with their spoken-word moments in which they're actually able to make an actual contribution to the song, whereas other bands just try to add them in to make them sound "deeper" or whatever the fuck you want to call it.

All in all, if you like any of Indianola's previous releases (mainly Across Five Aprils) you'll most likely enjoy this. As long as you don't want to think to much about what it is you're actually listening to, and just want to enjoy it, this is a fun record to listen to.

 

 
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XxSilversteinxX (May 11, 2010)

i respect this band so much but this album was not the best i would give it 3.5
its still a good release tho and they go way better over the years

TEARS (March 25, 2009)

hey

treos (March 17, 2007)

well done but definitely not original, kind of a shitty review though

crazytoledo (September 13, 2006)

Lovin' this release as of late.

Anonymous (November 28, 2005)

hey i love you it niki hey bobby you should e mail me some time ..... how are you n summer doin and have you talked to bri lately

Anonymous (November 10, 2005)

This is some good s*** and f*** off anyone who talks smack on this band!! With some badass riffs and amazing lyrics these guys rock my freaken world! These guys will get signed to a bigger record deal guaranteed!!

Anonymous (September 11, 2005)

yep... these guys sound like a bunch of posi faggots to me.

tristan (September 2, 2005)

This is awful. The poppy parts aren't nauseating, but the forced grind shit is brutal. Ugh.

Anonymous (August 7, 2005)

Mr. Reviewer, you do know that there is only ONE vocalist. You were commenting (or reviewing) the band as if they had a singer and a screamer. It is all the same guy. How would i know this? "He asks aloud". They play in my area of FL all the time, before and after they have gotten signed. I dont really dislike, nor love this album, but before you put a review up on PunkNews, make sure you don't make yourself sound stupid by saying that there are 2 singers when you have no idea. Thanks.

Anonymous (August 6, 2005)

i actually liked this, surprisingly. i usually hate all indianola stuff, but for some reason a couple tracks really stood out for me. 1956 or whatever it's called, and that song 'you could have killed me when you had the chance' are good. they need to stop the pussy singing though, if they did they'd probably be as good as btbam or something.

piratasmuertas (August 2, 2005)

I just thought the review was somewhat weak. It meanders around and has a hard time making points or being engaging.

I probably couldn't do much better, but I don't submit reviews either.

stricken (August 2, 2005)

"apalling review, saying "well,..." every two sentences is not a sufficient substitute for real literature and it makes this thing unreadable...poor"

i say the word "well" a total of about 4 times in the entire review so you can just shut the fuck up.. i didn't count the "well" in Poison the Well though.

Scruffy (August 2, 2005)

I find that the weak part in most scream/sing bands is the singing, generally.

tylerdurden8136 (August 2, 2005)

any band that references the boondock saints is okay with me.

DouglasTheFishie (August 2, 2005)

apalling review, saying "well,..." every two sentences is not a sufficient substitute for real literature and it makes this thing unreadable...poor

theownzenator (August 2, 2005)

"And their name was treason..."

Ha! Thats rich!

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

what a fucking shit band

stricken (August 2, 2005)

oh and just to make it clear.. i do like this cd.

stricken (August 2, 2005)

i dont give a fuck if the band has in fact one vocalist instead of two.. his voice is still better when he just screams instead of the singing.

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

Okay, if you disagree with me it's all good, but I throughly enjoy this record. I'll give you the statement about how most of indianola bands sound alike, but this record rules! I love it! Also, for your info...it might serve you well to research the band a little more before writing a review. The band only has ONE vocalist. Kind of an important point I'd think...anyway, I love the record, sorry if you don't, it's not the most original or great music on the planet, but it sure does rock!

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

A Walk to Remember >>>>>>>> A Day to Remember

-Oso

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

I agree with the statement below, even though they do have some bands that are tolerable, like this one. I really think the new Life in Your Way has some Taken vibes to it and that is defnitely a good thing. Score is for Life in your Way.

mcpike (August 2, 2005)

life in your way is the best thing this labels got.

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

This band only has one singer, Jeremy does the screaming and the singing, all the vocals. I really like this record, and these guys work thier asses off on the road.

Anonymous (August 2, 2005)

getting signed has completely gone to these assholes' heads. YOU'RE SIGNED TO INDIANOLA, GET OVER YOURSELF.

p.s. this blows anyway.

-phdecontrol

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