The Years Gone By emerge from the swamps of Jersey with a bang. The band self-released their debut EP last year which started the buzz. That along with constant touring, the band has a loyal fan base around the nation. Word of mouth is running rampant...
The Years Gone By emerge from the swamps of Jersey with a bang. The band self-released their debut EP last year which started the buzz. That along with constant touring, the band has a loyal fan base around the nation. Word of mouth is running rampant right now. Having toured with Set Your Goals and Hit The Lights in May/June 08, the band is well on their way to take the reins of leaders of the new pop-punk generation. Forever Comes Too Soon, the band's debut full length, surely exceeds expectations. Super catchy, yet still edgy, the album is full of hooks and sing alongs.
The Years Gone By - Forever Comes Too Soon (9.4/10 by The Daily Chorus/Kyle S. I'm one of the people who like to discover music. Not be told about the band and become attached to the trend. I could just surf the internet for countless hours to find a band a website hasn't...
The Years Gone By - Forever Comes Too Soon (9.4/10 by The Daily Chorus/Kyle S.
I'm one of the people who like to discover music. Not be told about the band and become attached to the trend. I could just surf the internet for countless hours to find a band a website hasn't covered. Or I could just go to shows. About two years ago, I saw a band called The Years Gone By perform here on Long Island. I wasn't really attched right away and all. In 2007, I was re-introduced to them through their new EP "On The Verge". To me, I didn't find it really that great at the time. I was being rushed about reviewing it and didn't really give it a fair grade. I was quoted as saying that The Years Gone By would be the next "big thing in 2008". I would say that most of that statement became accurate. The Years Gone By announced they had signed to Rise Records, I thought this was going to be a sound change. It wasn't the label I had in mind to help them to succeed. They mainly cover "harder" genre bands. But maybe a possible change is in place. On their debut "Forever Comes Too Soon"; yeah there's a sound change. A sound change that might be returning listeners to "pop-punk".
Forever Comes Too Soon" delivers what every other pop punk record is lacking. A vocalist who can explore different ranges and not use auto-tune. Nickolas Madore really improved vocally in my opinion. I mean, some bands nowadays try to copy other bands similar sounds. Both vocally and melodically. However, TYGB don't tend to ever do that. They continue to produce pop-punk hits that one would expect Blink-182 to come out with. Such masterpieces such as "Tell Someone Else I Dont Care" and "Sundays Best" could have your mind singing lyrics for days. Honestly, I haven't heard a song catchier than "Tell Someone Else I Dont Care", when Madore belts out the chorus "Every first kiss/Will be better, more noticed/Softer than the second on your lips." Another positive towards the album is how they don't add any unnecessary sounds/effects to mess around with their sound. The Years Gone By have a very solid sound and are very comfortable to be where they are.
Jumping to my favorite track on the record "You Might As Well Be In Space", the piece puts the listener into a completely different mood. However, the following number "Tear Down The Stars" really slows down the energy that TYGB have built up to this point. Is the track not enjoyable? Incorrect, but the album could have lived without it. However, they jump right back into it with perfect guitar work from Mike Polimine. "The Real Thing" is a great way to end off the album.
The Years Gone By really do not disappoint on this record. I'll be incredibly surprised if this record doesn't sell well. Also, why isn't there any hype about this record? I remember reading somewhere that Four Year Strong was going to re-store this genre. Quite frankly, I think they didn't. This is the best pop punk album I've heard since Fall Out Boy's 2003 album "Take This To Your Grave". The Years Gone By have gave the rebirth to pop punk.
Artist: The Years Gone By
Album: Forever Comes Too Soon
Label: Rise Records
Release Date: September 2nd, 2008
Reviewed By: Kyle Schnitzer