A mix of screamo, a touch of hardcore and just balls to the wall rocking out… that’s what you get when you listen to A Year to Forget’s new album Apostasy. Creep Records has been releasing some kick ass DIY punk/hardcore as of late, and this is no exception to that. A Year to Forget have an energy to them and you can tell that their live shows are probably insane from this release.
With such tracks such as “You Are a Whisper,” “Mr. Fusion” and “Dead at 19” being continuously played in my room as of late, I see this band going very far. They have an off-kilter way of playing, almost sounding like they are messing up on purpose and that makes me enjoy them even more. Aaron sings his heart out, off-key and making every word count.
People wilI be comparing this album to Thursday’s new one. I actually had a lot more fun listening to this album then Thursday’s newest effort (and I do mean effort). This one was more exciting and had a better raw feel to it, which is lacking in music nowadays (simply for the fact that when something sounds “raw” now, it means they spent a million bucks to make it sound that way). If Creep Records keeps signing kick-ass bands like A Year to Forget, they have a bright future as a record label. If you go to www.creeprecords.com you’ll see this album and a few others you should pick up as well (such as Cranked Up!‘s and William’s Eve’s one). You won’t be dissapointed with these hard-rocking bands who have some emotion to them.
Apostasy gets a 8.5 out of 10. Oh, and if you little ones were wondering what “apostasy” means, you can look it up. For you lazy ones, it means renunciation of a religious faith or abandonment of a previous loyalty. More or less defection. I can see that… they are defecting from the shitty norm and cranking out some killer tunes.
Written by James McCormick.