I’m back to give you your healthy dose of pop punk/easycore news.
In today's article, I’ll be reviewing Neck deep’s newest album “life’s not out to get you”!
Neck Deep, a welsh pop punk band hailing from Wrexham,UK. The band has released 2 full length albums and 2 ep’s. They have a very distinct sound that makes them stand out in the genre.
Time for the album review!! I’ll be comparing the album to their first ep and first full length.
When I first started listening to Neck Deep, they had just came out with wishful thinking which was their first full length. I thankful didn’t click a new music video rather than a old one and automatically fell in love with neck deep. I immediately bought Rain in July which was their first Ep. The ep was very raw, but in a good way. It showed that they had potential and knew how to write kick ass songs. My favorite tracks from it are “silver lining”,”a part of me” and “what did you expect”. The drawbacks from this ep(in my opinion) were that I felt like Ben’s vocals were sorta immature when they recorded, but that doesn't mean they weren't good! The other drawback was that I felt like the bass and guitars were mixed improperly, but again it doesn't mean the album was bad!! Fast forward 2 years later and we have the first full length “Wishful Thinking”.
This album showed a more progressive, more mature version of Neck Deep. Not only did Ben’s vocals grow, but the band grew and their songwriting had gotten a lot better. The album featured the singles “growing pains”, “losing teeth”and “crushing grief”. My only drawback with this album is, I feel like some of the songs are filler material. Some of the songs I didn't feel had a neck deep vibe to them and were put on the record to fill time. With that being said, this album was good but showed even more room to grow.
Finally in 2015 Neck Deep had released Life’s not out to get you. The success from “wishful thinking” had left a bunch of screaming fans hungry for more and Neck Deep delivered. The standard edition album features 12 loud, emotional, and gripping tracks that shows the listener how much they have changed. They really explored their talent with this record and it worked out in their favor in the end. This album features, melodic guitar work, catchy choruses, emotional lyrics, pounding bass and blistering drums. I would go into detail and say my dislikes about this album but I can't find a dislike.
This album was well written and has become one of my favorite albums of all time. Usually there is a few songs on every album that is just filler material and isn't as good as the rest of the songs. This album is solid from front to back. There isn't a single song I don't like on it. I give this album a solid 10/10. My favorites from this album are “kali Ma”, “Gold Steps” and “December”. There it is guys. My review for life’s not out to get you by Neck deep.
The band of the week is Crunkasaurus Rex.
They are a 4 piece easycore outfit coming from Indiana. They combine quite a few music genres such as, pop punk, ska, electronic and a couple others. You’d think that the mixture would be something horrid, but Crunkasurus Rex proves that wrong.
I normally wouldn't post these sorts of things, but Crunkasaurus Rex is playing this show and my band is too! It's gonna be one hell of a Christmas show and I'm dressing up as Santa, because why not?
RSVP on Facebook HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/355519101465419/?ti=icl
I’ll Be back next week for my next article.
Till then, keep your Snapback high and your pizza closer!
written by hayden warren