Release Date: Nov 25, 2013
Record label: Ingrooves Fontana
It's here. We've listened to it. A lot. Now here are some words about it. About six months ago, when A Day To Remember were kicking off the Right Back At It Again tour, their resident photographer Adam Elmakias popped into the RS offices to catch up. Back then, ‘Common Courtesy’ was still very ….
While plenty of metalcore bands have injected melody into their sound, few have taken the idea as far as A Day to Remember, a band who have made a name for themselves by tempering the menace of their metal side with a yearning that borders on pop-punk. Now, fresh out from under a deal with Victory Records and self-releasing their albums, the band's fifth effort, Common Courtesy, seems to push this sound even further. While the band's sound has always had a certain soaring quality to it, there's an unfettered feel about the album that feels refreshing.
A Day To Remember are no dummies. It’s been a long, litigious three years for the band since releasing 2010’s What Separates Me From You, and after finally re-emerging victoriously from their high-profile lawsuit with Victory Records just this month, now is certainly not the time to drop a dance-pop record or space-rock opera on arenas full of pent-up ADTR fans jonesing to get their slam on. Showing what some might call wisdom, A Day To Remember obviously know on which side their bread is buttered.