A Day to Remember
And Their Name Was Treason


3.5
great

Review

by Paul Moniuszko USER (7 Reviews)
July 29th, 2006 | 39 replies | 19,211 views


Release Date: 2005 | Tracklist


2 of 6 thought this review was well written

One day, sometime this school year, a good friend of mine sent me a music file. He said, "Hey man check this band out, they're pretty decent and have some nice music" or something to that extend. He sent me the first true song off the album, "Heartless". At first, I was very suprised. The song started off quite brutally, with good deep vocals. Then, the clean chorus. I thought this spelled disaster for A Day To Remember. This is an overused formula used by so many bands, that to be frank, are no good. But, while repetitive, I found the song catchy and the bridge doesn't dissapoint, with whining guitars and distant vocals, it truly makes the song. The breakdown is good as well, with a brutal end to a well done song.

Now, my hopes are set pretty high for the rest of the album, and it truly doesn't fail to dissapoint. Songs like "A Second Glance display some brilliant lyrics, such as


"The only thing that's going to bother me, Is that you'll all call yourselves my friends"

While a bit corny at first glance, it represents my school and some of my own emotions quite well. The Lyrics are also quite well done on "A Second Glance", once again, implying a broken relationship.

"Your reign is over, Why couldn't you prove me wrong?"

Now, older readers will take these as chessy, but from my current vantage angle, they are easy to relate too, and, unlike some other bands with similar messages, A Day To Remember has the musicianship to back it up.

If the lyrics don't do it for you, then the instruments certainly should. The vocals are very good throughout the album, with no letdowns or breaks. The guitars are also great on most tracks. Ranging from acoustic (You Had Me At Hello), to heavy breakdowns (Heartless, 1958). Perhaps the coolest part of A Day To Remember's debut is the song 1958. With a prayer to start the song, it really adds to the epic feeling of the song. This song excels in all catagories, Vocals, Lyrics, Guitar work, and the rymthm section is tight. A eerie pre-chorus leads into a anthemic chorus which may define the album.


"This is where we prove all your fairy tales wrong, this all stops tonight. Swim in your sea of smoke, til your lungs lose the fight. It's over, this all stops tonight.Or prove me wrong.

While the bridge is nothing special, it cetrainly doesn't take away from a truly epic song.

Now, I bet your wondering why I didnt rate this higher than a 3.5. Well, unless my version of the album is god awful, the bass is next to non-existant. You have to strain to hear it, and even so, it's nothing very complicated. Also, the album's closer, "Sound The Alarm", seems cut short and doesn't do the album justice. A British man seems to be talking, and is then cut short by a drum beat.

Pros:
*1958
*Lyrics
*Guitar Work
*Changes in Tempo and Style

Cons:
*Bass
*Sounds a bit genric after a few listens

Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a band that has good changes in tempo, style, guitar work, and good emotion, but isn't looking for basswork.

Recommended Downloads:
*Heartless
*A Second Glance
*1958

Final Rating: 3.5/5



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Comments:Add a Comment 
rustysurf84
July 29th 2006



327 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

And i'll get the coding..

rustysurf84
August 14th 2006



327 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

test

sparkz
February 11th 2007



25 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

good band

Exile29
March 11th 2008



168 Comments


The first lyric you gave was from "You Should've Killed Me When You Had The Chance," not "A Second Glance."

It's a pretty good review...I think you neglect to mention the fact that ADTR can appeal to a wide range of people. That's a huge positive for me about this band.

silentcivilian81
April 3rd 2008



6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol, this band is really awesome, they're pretty different than most metal bands out there. my favorite songs are a shot in the dark and 1958 =D they inspired me to make my own band =]

Stickman27
April 10th 2008



5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This is my favorite band, they have alot of heart, and they really do appeal to alot of diffrent peoples tastes like Exile29 said.

PatchworkNeurology
June 24th 2008



352 Comments


Saw these guys in P.Cola, Florda and they had a great live show. Kept the whole crowd moving.

Nothing special, nothing new, but fun to listen to.

B
April 30th 2009



26 Comments


the intro in 1958 is from the very end of the movie boondock saints.

MacWeener
October 30th 2009



288 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

vocals were pretty bad on this, but it was still fun

Jaskolkaaa
January 5th 2010



330 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The end of Sound The Alarm is from Shaun of The Dead

xstaytrue18x
December 27th 2010



579 Comments


the vocals were terrible on this album. i liked for those who have heart but not really anything else from this band.

ImALion
April 14th 2011



69 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is my favorite A Day to Remember album
The musicians aren't very talented but they know how to write good music
My favorite songs are Heartless, You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance, You Had Me at Hello & 1958

mahan9792
May 3rd 2011



259 Comments


2nd highest rated ADTR record...and for good reason.

Modern
May 7th 2011



185 Comments


Easiest 2.5 ever.

jakeyy94
June 18th 2011



12 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album, not perfect but very good. Overall has an eerie feeling to it, and there is plenty of punk influence. 1958 is one of my favorite ADTR songs and has a very creepy feeling to it. You had me at hello is a bit cheesy but still a fun song to listen to. 4 overall, a great debut record.

TrantaLocked
November 2nd 2012



1512 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Really good album. I can sing to every one.

joshieboy12345
February 14th 2013



5370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

''Your Way With Words Is Through Silence'' is so damn good. ''If actions spoke louder then words, you'd have made me deaf by now''. One hell of an opening line.

FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
March 28th 2013



9033 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Just realized Jeremy was 19 when they recorded this

Xplisit
March 28th 2013



1646 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

rapes so hard

joshieboy12345
March 29th 2013



5370 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Love this.



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