Daytrader
Last Days of Rome


4.0
excellent

Review

by Statrick Pickles USER (63 Reviews)
February 8th, 2011 | 37 replies | 10,174 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A much needed refresher course for a slacking genre

5 of 5 thought this review was well written

Dismantle pop-punk's funeral. Tell the eulogy singer that his work here is done and send the pallbearers on their way. Yes, 2011's Last Days of Rome is here, and pop-punk is alive and well as ever.

Citing such influences as Saves The Day and Further Seems Forever, Long Island natives Daytrader fuse impressive lyrics and robust vocals with all of pop-punk's essential facets: simply-crafted guitar lines, perfectly-paced palm mutes, and enough angst to compete with your standard 9th grade Myspacer. The result is a sixteen minute debut EP that showcases the best qualities of the genre without sounding too overused or regurgitated in any way. Led by the high-octane vocals of "Tym" (whose last name happens to be incredibly elusive, despite my extensive google query) and backed by crisp instrumentation that defies pop-punk's usual boundaries, Daytrader soar to new heights of alternative music. Right from the get-go on "Kill My Compass", the band emits a youthful, melodic energy that rivals such records as Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon. In maintaining this unfaltering zealousness, "Tym" boasts a brawny and impressive vocal range, exhibiting a passion and ferocity that's been long removed from pop-punk. On "Grey-Colored Glasses", he manages to achieve a Jesse Lacey-esque prowess with his distant, shouted harmonies that supplement the track so well without overpowering the other musical elements.

Considering the track records of the band's members, it's not surprising that they were able to create something so likable and unique. Featuring members from such iconic groups as Crime in Stereo and Latterman, among others, Daytrader can be considered nothing less than a sort of "supergroup", at least in its respective genre. Adding to this already impressive resume an extraordinary musical display, which often tends toward more technical, post-hardcore elements, along with the ambitious vocals and intriguing storytelling of their frontman, Daytrader put forth a confident, appreciable extended play. An effort to appease both lovers of the genre and critics alike, Last Days of Rome is an impeccably polished pop-punk record. Look for big things from these guys in the future.



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iFghtffyrdmns
February 8th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Perhaps I oversold/overrated this a tad bit at parts, but it truly is a refreshingly enjoyable pop-punk listen. A short review for a veritably short EP. And for once I actually reviewed something that's not five years old, woo!

Also, 10th review! Hooray, at least I wasted it on a good album.
Comments/Criticisms always welcome.

The more I listen to this, the less I like it. It's definitely losing its pop-punk charm that captivated me so much in the first place. Dropped the rating from 4 to 3.5, perhaps the future holds an even more substantial decrease...

IN64
February 8th 2011



118 Comments


First song is awesome. rest is kinda boring. good review anyway


Hep Kat
February 8th 2011



15047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ive been listening to this a little bit the last couple days. good stuff

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pmmets07
February 8th 2011



5848 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

cool review. i was gonna do one and now i'm glad i don't have to

great ep. saw them live and it was a great show. they played better than transit imo.

dcha
February 8th 2011



990 Comments


Nothing less than sort of.

Kris.
February 8th 2011



12152 Comments


fantastic ep

guitarplaya91
February 8th 2011



485 Comments


Kill my Compass sounds a lot like bayside. Real good EP

accompliceofmydeath
February 8th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I've been diggin' their demo a lot lately. Stoked to get this.

pmmets07
February 9th 2011



5848 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

the demo is a lot different. i think i prefer it but both are sweet

lancebramsay
February 10th 2011



1585 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is really good. The most solid 3.5 I have ever given.

pmmets07
February 22nd 2011



5848 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

this gets better and better with each listen

accompliceofmydeath
March 29th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can't stop listening to this.

mallen-
June 3rd 2011



1235 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

holy shit, how did I miss this?

accompliceofmydeath
June 4th 2011



4170 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You need to get on this. So goooood.

someguest
June 4th 2011



20344 Comments


i was hoping satellite finally wrote a review

lazy mafucka

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pmmets07
August 5th 2011



5848 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

i love this band.

seeing them tonight

iFghtffyrdmns
August 10th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i saw them not long ago and it was a pretty weak live set....mostly cause the crowd was super not into it, but their general presence on stage and the lead singers mannerisms were just really dislikeable haha

Satellite
August 10th 2011



20687 Comments


i was hoping satellite finally wrote a review

yeah what an asshole

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Plank
August 16th 2011



217 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The shit, on a good rotation.

iFghtffyrdmns
August 18th 2011



7047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"The shit, on a good rotation."

couldn't agree more. no more than once, MAYBE twice a month.



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