You Me At Six delivered their heaviest album with Sinners Never Sleep and it paid off well after the merely passable Hold Me Down. Retaining some of their earlier post-hardcore influences, this album has a more caustic feel to it than other YMa6 material with powerful contributions from Oli Sykes and Winston McCall, more explosive guitar melodies and improved vocals from Josh Franceschi. This is the group's best album yet.
You Me At Six begins to move in a different direction, while hanging on to their roots. Sometimes the heavier songs work ("Bite My Tongue", "Little Death"), but sometimes they are laughably bad ("Time is Money"). Songs like Reckless will remind you of old YMAS. Overall this is a very solid and enjoyable effort.
As a BMTH and Parkway Drive fan, I was intrigued when YMAS first announced the respective lead vocalists roles on their upcoming album. The fact that Sykes' and McCall's appearances are still the highlights of the sheer mediocrity put forth on this album says it all.
They show a lot of potential on here, their musicianship has improved and Josh Franchesci is getting better as a vocalist. Still feels like they haven't fully shaked off the Pop Punk tag, will be interesting to see where they go from here.