Daytrader
Twelve Years


3.5
great

Review

by TommyIcedB USER (16 Reviews)
May 9th, 2012 | 17 replies | 3,105 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Expect the choruses to be BIG.

7 of 7 thought this review was well written

Everyone has heard of Rise Records. You know, the one's who somehow made Attack Attack! famous? They're infamous for slopping out tedious metalcore releases from bands which have very little differentiating sounds. Every now and then (and thankfully it's been happening much more recently), Rise strays out of it's teen demographic safety zone to hit us with something a little different, from the sweet sounds of Cheap Girls to the almost shocking signing of The Bouncing Souls. Next on the agenda comes Daytrader, a band with a retro punk/emo sound.

The album noticeably sounds like something from the late 90s or early noughties. This isn't in anyway a bad thing. Opening track 'Deadfriends' will immediately draw you in to their style, further helped out by the fact that the chorus is just plain BIG. The vocals during the opening verse are very soft and effective, and the chorus hook will get you singing along after a few listens.

Once you've listened to that, you should have a rough idea of just how good the album is going to be. Filled up with catchy guitar riffs, big hooks and it's easy listening. It's punk, with a 90s emo edge. But the strongest point Daytrader has going for them is the vocals. Daytrader's vocalist is incredibly diverse, hitting a range of pitches and moving from quite and harmonious all the way up to strong and powerful. He has talent, without a doubt. This is truly setting a high bar for emo-punk vocals. Tracks like 'Lost Between the Coasts' certainly add an extra edge to the album, although the rest of the album is more of the same.

Daytrader have incredible potential. Their blend of modern punk and old school emo, combined with the stunning vocal performances, make a very enjoyable release. Sure, things can seem to drag at times, but there's the occasional pace-changing track that re-vitalizes their music. It's not perfect, but Daytrader have provided an overall fun debut that's easily digestible.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
TommyIcedB
May 9th 2012



24 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Okay I admit, this is definitely NOT one of my best reviews. But still let me know what you think

Hep Kat
May 9th 2012



13999 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah this is way better than that

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Strider
May 9th 2012



4598 Comments


Finally ! Need this now

LifeAsAChipmunk
May 9th 2012



4854 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

This shit's so good, especially tracks 1, 3, and 10. Also, I feel like this is more alternative than punk...idk.

Ire
May 9th 2012



41453 Comments


this is good

pmmets07
May 9th 2012



5784 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

haha god dammit i'm writing a review for this with the same exact rating and same main point (that the choruses are big)

accompliceofmydeath
May 9th 2012



4083 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Someone get my vinyl here, quick!

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tom79
May 9th 2012



3346 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I never got around to listening to the EP but I like this. Growing on me a bit more with each listen.

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cryMore
May 10th 2012



469 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Wasn't too keen on Last Days of Rome, but I'll check this out

OnlyAnchors
May 11th 2012



867 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

the vox on this= sex. lovin this right now

bbdmittenz
May 12th 2012



213 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The vox on this are incredible. Musicianship is a good complement, but never really outshines the singing.

fsupride
May 12th 2012



143 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

It's the awkwardness that makes it amazing. Loved their ep love this almost as much.

Macros
May 14th 2012



149 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this album, vocals are near perfect. It's as good as it could be for their first release. I feel as though these guys could release an album in the same tier as The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me. So much potential.

CakeWithCream
May 16th 2012



1005 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is pretty amazing

Funeralopolis
May 16th 2012



10427 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Fun listen

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Calicula
May 16th 2012



133 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Very nice album.

Sirob
May 22nd 2012



2653 Comments


review reads like a 4 to be honest but it was good enough to make me check this album out so pos



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