A Day To Remember
You're Welcome

very poor


by chugachugachuga45 USER (1 Reviews)
March 5th, 2021 | 11 replies

Release Date: 03/05/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A Day to Remember releases an album that everyone will probably want to forget

Oh dear, Metalcore has not a got off to a great start in 2021. Last week, Architects released their most divisive album to date with For those who wish to exist. An over produced, synth laden pop metal album with their usual progressive metalcore sound mostly taking a back seat. However, while that album aspired to be utterly average, the same cannot be said for the new album from Pop punk/metalcore band A day to remember, You’re Welcome. A directionless, uninspired meandering album which no doubt long-time fans of the band are probably going to end up wishing they would forget.

The most glaring issue here is the total lack of any quality song writing. Album opener Brick Wall exemplifies this with its’s disjointed rising and falling verses that only exist to make the markedly louder chorus more exciting. The payoff in the song’s heavier ending is completely lost as it just repeats the same mind numbing nu metal riff that appeared in the first two choruses. Its as if the band have completely forgotten how to properly structure a song and is a far cry in quality from previous album openers like the downfall of us all. Unfortunately, as the album goes on, it becomes apparent that Brick wall is one of the better songs here as things go from bad to worse with tracks like Bloodsucker and F.Y.M, two of the most insipid songs the band have ever penned. Every single track sounds so uninspired, as if the band didn’t even want to show up to the studio. Even the embarrassingly titled Last chance to dance (Bad Friend) the lone heavy track, pales in comparison to Tracks like Violence and Exposed from previous albums.

The Performances from the band on You’re welcome sound so feigned in. The metalcore Riffs are often one to two note chugs and the Energetic Pop-punk attitude from previous albums has completely disappeared. Tracks like Looks Like Hell and Only Money could have fit onto the latest abysmal offerings from Green day and Blink 182. Much like those bands, A day to remember just sound like they are too old to be writing this style of music anymore, which is a shame considering just two albums ago, the band was penning some of their most fun and catchy songs ever recorded on Common courtesy. The most notable member of the band, vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, delivers his worst vocal performance to date. He sounds half asleep on F.Y.M and Re-Entry and the autotune on his voice on album closer Everything We Need is painful to listen to.

But Perhaps the most agonizing part of this album Is the god damn lyrics. Now A Day To Remember have never exactly had particularly great lyrics, but they were passable enough that you could ignore them on previous albums. But by god on You’re welcome they are absolutely asinine. Particular offenders in this area are lead single Degenerates, F.Y.M and Viva La Mexico with wince worthy lines like:

With a dosage that's self-prescribed
Happiness that I borrowed
On loan from tomorrow”

All of this is topped of by a production that is brick walled (no pun intended) to oblivion. Unlike the metallic and more raw sounding production jobs of Common Courtesy and Bad Vibrations respectively, the album is so uncompromisingly loud that it’s agonizing to listen to for more than 10 minutes let alone almost 50. Particularly excruciating is the breakdown on Resentment, which coupled with the terrible post-production on Jeremy McKinnon’s Harsh Vocals sounds “industrial” in the worst way possible. So not only is the album written and performed poorly, but it will also give you a blistering headache. Fantastic.

This is the Worst album A Day To Remember has released by a country mile. The song writing is insipid, The lyrics are embarrassing and the production is excruciating. For fans of metalcore or even fans of A Day to Remember’s previous records, stay far away.

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March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 1.5

First ever review. I thought this album was trash, makes pressure by wage war and the new architects album look like bonafide masterpieces.

March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 2.5

Not a bad first review! Maybe just look over where you put lower case and upper case letters. Song titles/band/album name should always start with upper case, no reason for the word "perhaps" to start with an upper case when it shows up mid-sentence.

Album is terribly mediocre but nothing earth-shatteringly bad in my opinion. Just a whole lot of "meh".

Digging: ERRA - ERRA

March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 1.0

Good first review! I definitely agree that the album was trash, especially compared to their earlier work. The longer I listened, the more desperate I was to find a redeemable quality, but I gave up towards the end.

March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 1.5

'However, while that album aspired to be utterly average, the same cannot be said for the new album from Pop punk/metalcore band A day to remember, You’re Welcome'

should be more like 'pop punk/metalcore band A Day to Remember, You're Welcome' with 'You're Welcome' in italics. you do this by placing a word in between these brackets - [ i ] [ /i ] (without the gaps within the brackets themselves)

Digging: R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction

March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 1.0

You know you fucked up when even the metalcore community on Reddit is shitting on your album.

March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 2.0

why do people talk so much shit on r/metalcore? it's easily one of the nicest and least toxic music communities I've seen. actually, that probably answers my question tbh

Digging: Taylor Swift - Fearless (Taylor?s Version)

March 5th 2021


Album Rating: 2.0

'why do people talk so much shit on r/metalcore? it's easily one of the nicest and least toxic music communities I've seen. actually, that probably answers my question tbh'


anyway this probably isn't that bad. judging from the singles, it's probably not very good either, but oh well

March 6th 2021


Album Rating: 1.0

great job for a first review...could use some clean up but that will come in the future as there's a learning curve for all of us...welcome to the site! excited to see more writing from you

album is trash

March 9th 2021


This album really is THAT bad. And I even liked their last one that everyone hated on.

March 9th 2021


Album Rating: 1.0

Why isn't the new architects as universally hated as this

March 9th 2021


bangertv review for new architects is so cringe. "Oh ya I like the part where the guy goes like 'whoooaaa'"

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