Contracts are deceiving, the law is confusing and when legal issues arise most of us shy away from what is going down in the courtroom and simply wait for the final verdict. Well the ruling has been made, and A Day To Remember has released their fifth record, Common Courtesy, with permission from the judge.
Common Courtesy has been one of the most anticipated albums of 2013 and for various reasons. It has been three years since A Day To Remember has put out any new music with the exception of the song “Violence (Enough is Enough), which has been building up hype since December 2012. Most of all, the case with Victory Records has created a fair amount of complications for the band and owners of the label. Finally, Common Courtesy is here, and A Day To Remember is right back at it again. ADTR’s secret formula has always been the proper mixing of pop-punk with hardcore brutality, and the band has stuck with what has always worked for this fifth record.
The song style and creativity has been stepped up to match A Day To
Remember’s massiveness. Some may criticize this record for lacking musical evolution, and some will praise this record for sticking to the roots of the band’s style. I don’t know how long this style will last, but I believe fans will absolutely love this record. People will be jamming Common Courtesy for weeks, months, and even years to come.
Songs such as “Violence (Enough is Enough)” and “Life Lesson Learned The Hard Way” bring out Jeremy’s anger and brutal breakdowns all over. All songs have hints of influence from the bands previous albums “Homesick” and “What Separates Me From You”. “End Of Me” and “I’m Already Gone” slow down the record to a pleasant pace with a balance of acoustic guitars and huge build-ups. Overall, this album is fantastically balanced and is the truest representation of ADTR to date.
Fans have been expecting a lot from this record, and on every level A Day To Remember has delivered. Between constant touring, legal issues with Victory Records, and the difficulties with releasing this album, the members of A Day To Remember deserve all the praise for this record. Go pick up Common Courtesy on ADTR.com. You won’t regret it.