To say I was excited about the new Every Time I Die album is an understatement. After their superb previous album From Parts Unknown (produced by god himself, Kurt Ballou), I was left super impressed by the bands musical maturity– I honestly was not a fan of the band up until that point. When their new album hit, I needed to have a listen. I was originally disappointed that Ballou wasn’t back to produce, but after the first run-through of the album, I realized god had done his work. The band took pretty much everything they learned from their previous studio effort, mastered their craft, and put out an even better album dubbed Low Teens.
The replay value of this record is insane. I’ve listened to this album from start to finish at least a good 20 times since its release, and it just doesn’t get stale. The standard version of the album comes with 13 tracks and runs about 44 minutes. All 13 tracks are on fucking point. Their aggression coupled together with their musicianship make this album one of the best of the year. Keith Buckley’s vocals are better than ever and complement the music perfectly. The rest of the band shines with a slew of party anthems, catchy riffs, and fills that truly make this record shine. Definitely a contender for best album of the year.
- “Religion of Speed”
- “Map Change”
- Sweet riffs!
- I wanted more!!!
- This album will give you whiplash: You’ll be rocking hard until the very last track. //Arturo Padilla