Sound — 10
Hailing from Coral Springs, Florida, NFG combines hard-core, emo, and rock in an attempt to reinterpret the once narrow definition of "punk". Distorted amps and catchy choruses, combined with versatility and passionate energy give this band a sound that stands out among the army of guitar wielding clones that have recently flooded the punk music scene. Tight harmonies and grabby riffs aside though, this band still needs some time to mature. Why?
Lyrics — 10
Steve Klein, the band's lyricist, descibes the self titled album as being about "...relationships and growing up - things everybody knows about. This is a record about looking forward to new things and moving forward in your life".
Overall Impression — 10
If there was one sentence that summed this band up, it would be this: They have potential. New Found Glory (NFG) is a good band, but not a great band. Since their inception in 1997, they've become a cohesive musical machine capable of some impressive sounds. Still, there's a threshold that every fledgeling band needs to pass before making it big, and as hard as they've worked, these boys haven't made it quite yet.