12 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Day to Remember's third album finds the band perfecting an aggressive hybrid of dense metalcore and spring-loaded pop-punk. This leads to electric songs in which buoyant verses pair with drilling guitar breakdowns ("NJ Legion Iced Tea") and lightning-fast rhythms interweave with midtempo harmonies (the rapid-fire title track). Anchoring these sonic contrasts is frontman Jeremy McKinnon, who veers from feral growls and yearning pleas at the drop of a hat, especially on anthems like "The Downfall of Us All" and "Mr. Highway's Thinking About the End."

EDITORS’ NOTES

A Day to Remember's third album finds the band perfecting an aggressive hybrid of dense metalcore and spring-loaded pop-punk. This leads to electric songs in which buoyant verses pair with drilling guitar breakdowns ("NJ Legion Iced Tea") and lightning-fast rhythms interweave with midtempo harmonies (the rapid-fire title track). Anchoring these sonic contrasts is frontman Jeremy McKinnon, who veers from feral growls and yearning pleas at the drop of a hat, especially on anthems like "The Downfall of Us All" and "Mr. Highway's Thinking About the End."

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3:33
3:00
3:31
4:15
3:08
2:59
3:56
3:23
1:27
3:45
4:03

About A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember were formed in 2003 and mix emo, hardcore, and metal into a blend affectionately referred to by their fans as "pop mosh." Hailing from Ocala, Florida, vocalist Jeremy McKinnon, guitarists Neil Westfall and Tom Denney, bassist Joshua Woodard, and drummer Bobby Scruggs financed their first EP themselves, then signed with Indianola Records for the release of their full-length And Their Name Was Treason in spring 2005. The record went on to sell over 8,000 copies through word of mouth alone, and a year later the guys were signed to Chicago powerhouse Victory Records. Work quickly began on their label debut; For Those Who Have Heart appeared in January 2007, featuring new drummer Alex Shelnutt. Homesick, the band's sophomore release, arrived in October 2009. After Homesick, Tom Denney left the band (although he remained a part of the writing process) while Kevin Skaff (from Four Letter Lie) assumed the guitar duties. The group's fourth studio album, What Separates Me from You, was released the following year. In 2011, the bandmembers found themselves involved in a dispute with Victory that would eventually lead to a lawsuit, the result of which allowed A Day to Remember to self-release their fifth full-length, Common Courtesy, in 2013. The album peaked at number 37 on the Billboard 200, and charted internationally, earning near universal accolades from both fans and critics. Bad Vibrations, the band's much anticipated follow-up, dropped in 2016. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

  • ORIGIN
    Ocala, FL
  • FORMED
    2003

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