Written by Craig Will, puffkix Sunday, 10 April 2011 05:00
We're back for number 3 in the Listen To This series! The Game Changers tour, headlined by A Day To Remember, just came through my city. Although I didn't get to go see the show, I was a fan of the lineup. There's only about a week left of the tour, but if you like what I recommend then you'll be prepared to see any of these guys next time they stop in your city. Perhaps you're even lucky enough to have them still headed your way on this tour, you can see them now!
As previously mentioned, A Day To Remember is headlining but who did they bring with them? Well, Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, and Pierce The Veil are playing alongside the Florida bred band. Since we already covered Pierce The Veil in LTT #1 we'll look at the other three bands today.
Ready to rock? Let's roll. I know, that was weak and I'm sorry.
A Day To Remember - For Those That Have Heart - 2007
A wonderful example of bands that break and blend genres. These guys throw pop/punk/hardcore/metal into a blender and make one awesome smoothie that screams the whole way down. Breakdowns and gang vocals are their calling card, but more on that in a future issue.
Tracks to check out - Fast Forward To 2012 / Plot To Bomb The Panhandle / Shot In The Dark
Bonus - The re-release contains 4 extra songs: 2 re-recordings from their first album, a completely new song and a cover of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" (it's fantastic)
Bring Me The Horizon - Count Your Blessings - 2007
This is for those of you that like the sound of the underworld crawling of your speakers. For those of you that don't like understanding all the lyrics that are being blasted into your brain. This is for those of you that will sing along to the two lines in every song that get stuck in your head for days. If 80's metal had a baby with grindcore this would be the unholy creation. Enjoy.
Warning: Oli Sykes has a potty mouth and does not care about your sensitivities. This album may be offensive to you. You've been warned.
Tracks To Check Out - Tell Slater Not To Wash His D*** / For Stevie Wonder's Eyes Only (Braille) / A Lot Like Vegas
We Came As Romans - To Plant A Seed - 2009
We Came As Romans takes the best of the other two bands and throws it together like a strong drink, the first glass hits you hard but each song slides down a little easier. The sound is a bipolar trip between unintelligble hardcore and soft voiced pop over heavy guitars and synth keys.
Tracks To Check Out - Roads That Never End And Views That Never Cease / We Are The Reasons / I Won't Reap Destruction