Sound: I first heard this group from a buddy of mine. He let me borrow the “For Those Who Have Heart” record; and what could I say? The sound with this record is quite great quality, for the first record, that’s of a group. They combine punk pop choruses that are delicious and hardcore dislocations. Both are my favourite genres. Jeremy’s singing is awesome. He’s sort of an emo/punk voice but you could not even tell it was him doing the screaming when he gets to the metal dysfunctions. His screaming is really low and he’s simply awesome. Incredibly strong. I give an 8 only due to the quality of the record to the sound.
Day are a basic in Victory Records’ time slot with a strong fan base assembled around their chaotic live shows. And Their Name Was Treason (Re-released on Victory with new art as “Old Record”)is a solid appearance at the group before higher quality record. Is an extremely solid, listenable effort showcasing the group’s skill at combining Melodi- punk-pop and metal guitars and the sing growl combo of Jeremy.
Lyrics:Jeremy is among the finest vocalists of Hardcore, with a low, creepy death growl and an excellent singing voice. The tender You Had Me At Hello is an excellent change of pace in from what could be called a Hardcore ballad. The quality of the vocals is incredible, but better gear has brought the finest of them out on the Victory releases.
I really adore the lyrics. Most folks do not locate lyrics about passing and heartbreak really great. The lyrics with this record will surprise you. They provide you with an exceptional feel on his emotions. The tune “You Had Me at Hello” is somewhat cheesy but y’know. The lyrics go great. Ranging from heartbreak refrains to dislocations that are fatal. I give a 9 to the lyrics on the record.
Total: Emo enthusiasts will likely choose the name of A Day to Remember’s And Their Name Was Treason quite actually, as here is still another youthful group definitely steeped because picture, now turning to adopt the apparently “next” musical craze that’s the ever more popular metalcore fashion. That is to not say they do not uncork the occasional outstanding instance of the type, such as the power pop-leaning “A Second Glance” or the very significant “1958.” But it’s possible to literally call the swaps between its tough/soft facets of the group with precision that is disturbing, having never heard the songs. No opinion on the textbook, yawn-inducing acoustic guitar ballad “You Had Me at Hello” (other than maybe: “how cute”), as well as their necessary rage movie quotation selection — from Donnie Darko — looks a little overly evident. Not actually: it is worse or no better than a thousand emocore records released during a 12-month period; but it is still but one of thousands, so good luck standing from the pack.