Release Date: Jun 2, 2015
Record label: Pure Noise
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Punk/New Wave, Hardcore Punk, Emo-Pop, Punk-Pop
Self-titled records are becoming a genre of their own but from the emerging stretch of opener ‘I Hold Myself in Content’ it’s painfully obvious why Four Year Strong have named their fifth studio album after themselves. ‘Four Year Strong’ sees the Massachusetts four-piece at their most refined, eleven tracks that not only succinctly sum up their fourteen year history but confidently remind the world at large that they’ve still got something to offer. With only a five track EP to their name since 2011’s ‘In Some Way, Shape or Form’, Four Year Strong have had a chance to step outside the looping album cycle and take a long hard look at who and what they are.
Review Summary: No pain, no gain. “Brace for the hate, to be the subject of debate,Wait for the perfect time for them to watch you wipe the dirt from your faceAs you constantly save us from ourselves. I beg you stop before you destroy something else”.