Album Review: A Day To Remember – Homesick
A Day To Remember are one of the biggest metal core bands in the world and my favourite album has to be this one. It is almost four years old but in my opinion it is the best album they’ve ever done. It’s the album that A Day to Remember are associated with, for most people. It sold over 22,000 copies in its first week and is still selling copies up until now.
“I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?” – is my favourite song because it’s a typical song from the band. It is the song that most fans associate the homesick album with and it was the first single to be released. It features Mike Hranica from The Devil Wears Prada. The song seems to be talking about you trying to be yourself, but people attempting to change that.
“Have Faith in Me” – is a different type of track that the band is known for. The song is quite lighthearted, just like their other track “If It Means A Lot To You” this song is very similar. The song seems to be about a boyfriend acting horrid to his girlfriend and he is changing so ‘have faith in him’. It is still one of my favourite songs that the band has done, even though it is really different to their normal stuff.
“NJ Lemon Iced Tea” – This song is another great track and also one of my favourite songs from Homesick. It is apparently about a concert in New Jersey that got out of control, people got hurt and the band got a lot of the blame for it. So it’s telling people that it needs to be forgotten “So here’s to another better year”.
So overall the album is my favourite and a lot of other fans’ favourite by the looks of it. Homesick is full of great songs and I have just chosen these three as an example, but I would recommend this album to anyone into rock/metal core as it’s worth the money. The band has come a long way from their old stuff and are now known all over the world. A Day To Remember have just toured the UK and I was unlucky to not get a ticket for the Nottingham gig, but friends told me it was an incredible show. The band can only get better in years to come.