Artist: Four Year Strong
Release: Some of You Will Like This,
Some Of You Won't
Genre: Pop-Punk / Easycore
Label: Pure Noise Records
Release date: September 8, 2017
OK, this is definitely one of the most unexpected records of the year, and to be honest, it took me quite a while to figure out what to think of it. 'Some of You Will Like This, Some of You Won't.' is not exactly a new material, basically consisting of few unheard, a couple of rare and a sleeve of band's biggest songs, but in a completely new rendition.
At a first few spins, my brain was utterly confused. The absence of heavy guitars, screaming vocals, and energy seemed so very wrong. I had a constant urge to headbang, to scream my lungs out, but yet it was kinda odd. And then, everything just clicked.
Stripped down, slower and freed from all the distortion and noise, songs got a new life and a completely different vibe. Four Year Strong let the emotions get on top instead of energy and aggression. This way, songs sound more intimate, more personal, but yet, don't lose their punch.
With 'Some of You Will Like This, Some of You Won't,' and yes - the name is just perfect for this release, Four Year Strong showed another dimension of their sound, and showed they are capable of more than just making melodic noise. This record is perfect for late nights, mourning drives, rainy days or lazy Sundays. And when you want something loud, just blast some of their bangers. They sure don't lack them.
01. It Must Really Suck to Be Four Year Strong Right Now
02. Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die
03. Go Down in History
04. We All Float Down Here
05. Nice to Know
06. Who Cares
07. Let Me Down Again
08. Stuck in the Middle
09. Abandon Ship or Abandon All Hope
10. Your Ego Is Writing Checks Your Body Can’t Cash
11. This Summer Session
12. For Our Fathers