Last Friday, three years after the release of their 5th album, A Day To Remember have released their highly anticipated 6th album, Bad Vibrations. Storming through the ragers which are Bad Vibrations and Paranoia to open the album, you get the impression that this is going to be a stonking listen. As you continue through the album you are given numerous bangers. Naivety sounds like it has been lifted from a late 90’s Offspring or Green Day record, Bullfight is an instant classic modern Pop-Punk song, and Exposed might well be the heaviest track ADTR have released since Homesick. Unfortunately that’s where the excitement ends and the record starts to slump. Justified would be better left in Avenged Sevenfold’s locker and Forgive and Forget might be one of the dreariest album closers the band have produced. The standout track on the album is We Got This, which is a call of unity with anyone who feels alone or is hurting, that there is always a place for them at a show. It’s anthemic chorus is just crying out to be played to ten thousand strong crowds across the world.
It’s been a tough few years for A Day To Remember, but they have persisted and produced another solid album. ADTR records will hopefully provide them a platform for releasing music for the next few years and while Bad Vibrations may not be their best work, it can still be seen as a massive accomplishment for the band.
Standout Tracks: We Got This, Paranoia & Naivety
FFO: Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Neck Deep
Catch the band touring arenas around the UK in January with Neck Deep and Moose Blood.