"In Response" (Equal Vision)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Pennsylvania's This Day Forward is a band on the cusp of big things and their latest full length release, "In Response," finds the band lurking in between the emo and rock genres without bowing down to either. Instead, TDF plays heartfelt, intelligent, aggressive music that immediately puts them on top of the heap, a place where mood and dynamics intertwine to create a sound that - while embodying bands like Deftones and Converge - still maintains This Day Forward's own sense of identity. 

Sometimes as riveting as Thursday, while at others as pensive and atmospheric as latter day Snapcase, This Day Forward's "In Response" exhibits a five man musical force that tugs at the heart strings and entices the gray matter as well. 

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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