This band’s singer, Daniel Smyers, sound just like Scott Sellers of Rufio. For the first few seconds of listening to this band, I thought I was listening to Rufio. Take the metal influences away from Rufio and you have Transition.
“Excusable” is another anthem for working class teenagers with dreams of living a more exciting life. It’s pretty catchy, too. For some reason though, I just can’t get into the rest of this album.
Transition are good. They play perfect poppunk, but it just isn’t enough to catch my attention. We all know I’m a sucker for that sugar coated stuff, but this is like eating a hollow gobstopper. This music will fit in perfectly with this day and age’s current “Warped Tour Crowd.” It may even be nice to listen to on a warm summer day, but it lacks the punch that recent releases from Punchline and Hit the Lights delivered. It’s almost like there’s no feeling to it.
The production by Mike Herrera from MXPX is solid.
All in all, this isn’t a bad release, it’s just not as ear grabbing as it should be. It’ll be interesting to see where these guys go, though.
2. Down At the Harbor
3. The Issue
5. Air We Breathe
6. Count Me Out
7. A Letter From Dallas
9. Give and Take
10. Get There
11. Tune In