FOUR YEAR STRONG
Go Down In History Pure Noise
For a while there it looked like we’d lost Four Year Strong to the same unmarked grave as Set Your Goals and Hit The Lights. And with good reason too, the number of bands that have successfully transitioned from niche genre to smooth radio rock conquerors is slight indeed. It’s no doubt due to this that the Go Down In History EP is the sonic companion to the band’s breakthrough Enemy Of The World; the riffs are bouncy, the drums get a double time workout and the double bass pedal has been dusted off. The songwriting is as sharp as ever, their flirtation with the mainstream making for less obvious breakdowns threaded among the songs as opposed to telegraphing them a mile away like their less gifted peers. The only downside here is the short run time five songs affords.