Release Date: Mar 4, 2016
Record label: Fearless Records
Australian five-piece Tonight Alive continue to distance themselves from their pop-punk origins on their slick, but mostly confident third LP. Over the course of their first two records, the Sydney-based group underwent a subtle shift from exponents of fairly straightforward pop-punk and emo to something a bit more expansive. Recorded with veteran producer David Bendeth in New Jersey, Limitless seals their full pop crossover with an accessible, uplifting, and very mainstream sound.
When it comes to their latest musical offering, Tonight Alive are being fairly upfront with its sentiments. With an opening gambit like ‘To Be Free’, and an album title ‘Limitless’, it’d be difficult not to get their hints. Granted, the results of – whether realistically or metaphorically - casting away their restrictions are grandiose and, with tracks like ‘How Does It Feel’ and ‘Everywhere’, see the band climbing ever further towards the arenas that they’ve always aspired to reach.