Good lord this album is just a pure slice of pop-punk gold
Celebrating it’s tenth anniversary Four Year Strong are currently re-releasing the album on exclusive print runs as well as touring the world in celebration of the album…and boy does it deserve it.
The album that arguably put Four Year Strong on the map, it’s jam packed with everything I would say makes a top pop-punk album: Big riffs, Catchy Choruses and Gang Vocals .
Now it’s no secret i’m a sucker for big riffs and this album has them by the fist full, Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die; probably the most known track from the album; is the prime example, from the opening of the song to the break down in the middle, it’s everything what gives the band it’s identity so much so they have named a song Beatdown in the Key of Happy. There are so many more examples I may as well just write out the tracklist for the album.
Catchy Choruses is something Four Year Strong never fail to come up with, Bada Bing! Wit’ a Pipe! Is a prime example of their ability to come up with a chorus that you just want to learn straight away to be able to sing it every time, Maniac (R.O.D.) Is just another example of a sing-along chorus that incorporate gang vocals so perfectly.
I wouldn’t go as far to say this is Four Year Strong’s best album in their collection but it’s good fun and it felt only right to honor it on it’s 10th anniversary, if you’re one for collecting vinyl then this is one you definitely need to add to the collection.