Sound — 8
Adema for me was one of the first punk/grudge rock bands to meet my ears. I've always kind of been into a sort of alternative/screamo type genre and I must say some of their songs met me as a refreshing change. I still love my musical taste but some particular songs such as All These Years and Brand New Thing really stuck with me! Their beat seems to have that kind of '80s impression with their drums seeing you listen to certain songs and don't really pay attention to the rhythm yet with Adema's songs you can't seem to stop tapping right along with them. Something interesting I notices while viewing upon Adema's new CD "Kill The Headlights" is that when using their base they like to mix it right in with they're lyrics unlike you'd do with say power chords and solo's in particular. They're base seems to complement the vocals as well as visa versa.
Lyrics — 9
Considering they do share some of their Screamo skills with their fans they don't seem to co-exist the two, being Vocals and screamo together as well with one another such as The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus or say Underoath and Senses Fail. Although I do truelly love the way they use their backup singers/vocals. They somewhat remind me of how Sum 41 likes to put their lyrics together at the same time and give it an new interesting view of the entire song. A great example of that would also be "Feeling This" by Blink 182 where they take the chorus and another verse and use them to complement one another. They seem to give you something new with every song but with the clever mix of simple solo licks and verses as well as the dramatic power chords their sound seems to mesh well. It isn't anything special in particular excluding like I said with the base. Excluding one song that I noticed that particularly stood out. On Days Go By the solo (2:22-2:33) and then the solo mixes with a series of power chords seemed to help make the words stick out in ways that you must listen and it just doesn't seem to let go. Personal impression of coarse! As for the singers voice, he's good but it's just a voice. He kinda reminds of Lost Prophets lead singer but I haven't listened to them in a few weeks.
Overall Impression — 9
I believe this new CD "Kill The Headlights" Represents they're music with flying colors as well as gives you a variation of their skill towards music. As I said before some of their songs where preferred by me but hey, I'm picky! I believe without a doubt that no matter what kind of music your into excluding a specific few genre's that you will enjoy at least 1 song on this CD. It probably depends on your point of view for the most impressive songs on this CD but as I said before on the sound section of this review I enjoy "All These Years" and "Brand New Thing" most of all compared to the rest of songs on this album. If there was no other way to get those songs via iTunes or some other way that is legal, that's how I like to do things then I would most definatly go get this CD again.