ALBUM REVIEW: New Deadline – ‘Remember’

Most people wouldn’t associate Lahti, Finland with killer pop punk music. But after listening to New Deadline’s debut album Remember, no one will ever forget the powerful dynamics that these Finns bring to the table. Known for their post-hardcore sound and positive aggression, New Deadline has created an album that is both passionate and captivating.

New Deadline has relentlessly worked to get to where they are today. The band is known for their captivating live shows and sincere performances that leave their listeners craving more. Since forming the band in 2008, New Deadline has taken to the stage with Taking Back Sunday, Funeral For a Friend, The Used and Lower Than Atlantis. The band’s own record label released their 2012 EP Youth and now they are back again in 2015, working with the Redfield Digital label to release Remember.

No two songs on the album share quite the same sound yet there is definitely a unified feel to the album as a whole. “Rodeo” and “Abraham” provide hard, edgy dance songs while the softer, melodic sound of “Hurricane” is reminiscent of Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done”. The album’s hidden gem is “Undecide,” a beautifully crafted ballad that evokes an unsettling calmness within the listener.

All in all, Remember is a seamless mix of so many diverse emotions and sounds. There is a song for every experience and for every person. It won’t come as much of a surprise to see New Deadline headlining a North American tour in the near future. These guys definitely have a strong grasp on today’s pop punk and hard rock scene.

The album drops tomorrow!