Album Review: A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy

ADTR-CCCommon Courtesy • A Day To Remember • Score: 8 out of 10 • ADTR Records
Producers: Jeremy McKinnon, Andrew Wade, Chad Gilbert

Common Courtesy is about more than just the music. After a legal battle against former label Victory Records, ADTR were granted the right to release this record (note lyrics in “The Documents Speak For Itself”). The album opener “City Of Ocala” pays respect to the band’s hometown with good pace and post-hardcore woah’s, and the tracks hold strong through “Life @ 11.” But a few remaining songs come off as unworthy b-sides from previous releases, specifically “End of Me” which feels like a failed attempt at mainstream. Though more mature, straight-ahead rock than previous efforts, Common Courtesy should fair well among the ADTR faithful. – Andy Mesecher