A Day to Remember have acquired more and more fans as each month has gone, by getting places on tours with New Found Glory and other such bands, and this album proves why. “Old Record“ is a re-release of ADTR’s first album, “And Their Name Was Treason”. For those who bought the later released version of “For Those Who Have Heart”, ADTR’s sophomore effort, you will recognise tracks like Heartless and You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had the Chance. Heartless is a brilliant opening track, as it pulls you in and balances throaty with pop-punk- style, clean vocals and has a rather over the top breakdown halfway through where there is in fact a countdown. This track sets the style for the entire album, so if you’re already an ADTR fan, you won’t be disappointed. Personally Heartless and You Should’ve Killed Me When You Had the Chance stand out, but I had previously heard these and fallen in love with them. “Old Record” features the beautiful acoustic track You Had Me At Hello which breaks the album up very nicely as the following track, 1958 is one of the heaviest on the album, featuring some killer riffs, throaty screams and bludgeoning double bass.
“Old Record” shows where this band came from and what they evolved into. It demonstrates their potential and is well worth a listen. Unlike some bands that re-release early albums, this album is of the same quality as the band’s current work and effectively enriches their catalogue of brutally hard verses and gentle choruses. If you’re a fan of pop-punk/hardcore, then definitely check this out. BC
"Old Record" out now on Victory Records.