ALBUM REVIEW: NEW FOUND GLORY 'RESURRECTION'
East Coast American punk rockers New Found Glory are back
with their new album Resurrection, with this release being their first release via Hopeless Records, the band have a lot to prove with this
latest pop punk instalment.
With strong punky riffs, melodic hooks and solid harmonies
New Found Glory’s latest offering packs a punch, encompassing energetic crowd
pleasers like ‘Selfless’ and ‘Ready and Willing’ the punk rockers show they've still got what it takes to claim their place as leaders in the genre. Despite
being a band for nearly 20 years this latest album sounds fresher and more
energetic than ever, crushing doubts that the bands best days are over. Jordan
Pundiks voice is still as cutting and as mighty as ever, he can still hit notes
that no grown man should be able to and Cyrus Bolookis drumming is tight, fast
and on point showing that the band are still strongly pop punk through and
Lyrically the band have moved away from their almost teenage moaning about flings and menial life tribulations to a more mature discourse centered around real heartbreak and perhaps the loss of a certain guitarist from the band. Throughout the record a real sense of personal growth is conveyed and it becomes clear why the record was dubbed 'Resurrection'.
Resurrection is a solid, lively and perhaps, most
importantly, spirited addition to the New Found Glory discography and whilst it
is by no means a revolutionary album, it’s a release that will more than
suffice the average pop punk fans hunger for shouty and powerful ‘fists in the
air’ rock music. If Resurrection proves anything, it proves New Found Glory are here
to stay and that pop punk may not be quite dead yet.
You can catch New Found Glory on the Pop Punks Not Dead Tour all across the UK
this November. Click HERE for last tickets!
Labels: hopeless records, new found glory, pop punk, pop punks not dead, resurrection