Sound — 9
A Day To Remember just like in their other CDs have a very diverse sound they have some nice singing songs and other songs that are brutally hardcore.Their guest vocalists are a very good addition to the already good cd. The story behind this album is exaclty as the title suggests they are homesick like in the song "homesick" he's talking to his mom "hey mom I wrote you some slow songs, tell dad I'm just fine, we had to choose we made our moves, I bet we make you so nervous". This album was their best in my opinion.
Lyrics — 10
The lyrics in this album are very diverse because they can be emo when they want to be and sometimes they can be heavy and dark. the vocalists screams are really good and his soft voice is contradictory to his screaming but not in a bad way. Mike Hranica of The Devil Wears Prada is a guest vocalist in track three "I'm Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?" this song is kinda emo but not lol, really good vocals and guitar.. and right before the breakdown your hear Mike clear his throat "ahem everybodies out to get me!" I thought it was funny. Vincent Bennett The Acacia Strain makes an appearance in track nine "Welcome to the Family" this is probably the heaviest song on the album not only with the hard guitar chugs but also the lyrics such as "your life's a contradiction" really good song. And Sierra Kusterbeck of Versa Emerge sings in track 12 "if it means a lot to you, I'm not familiar with Versa Emerge but she definitly has a good voice and it helps make this song a really good soft song.
Overall Impression — 10
This album can't really compare with other artists because a day to remember is hardcore pop-punk that's about as original as it gets. I think the most impressive song from the album is "Mr. Highway's Thinking About The End" because of it's awesome breakdown "disrespect Your Surroundings!". I love the contrast between the heavy verses and the pleasant choruses. I don't really hate anything about the CD it's really good.