When I first read through the press release for the album, first thing I notice is that they have an ex-member of Black Veil Brides on drums, I was sceptical to say the least. Now don’t get me wrong, I do like BVB, but I’m also aware that they have a very commercialised sound, as I have to admit, I was expecting the same from Modern Day escape.
To be honest, my first impression wasn’t wrong, they have a very commercial rock sound, much like BVB, but they lack the bite to match up to their bark. Their music is good, don’t get me wrong, but it lacks the bite to keep the listener motivated.
There are some very good tracks such as the ballad “voiceless” and “playing the victim” with has a feel which is very reminiscent to Escape the Fate. Unfortunately the rest of the songs just don’t add up to the rest of the album, and these sparks of genius are few and far between.
Overall this is an OK album, not brilliant, but not bad either, just slightly bland. I was expecting a bit more from the band I have to admit. This is just a commercial bit of cock rock that would sound right at home on sunset Boulevard.