Forever Came Calling’s debut is off to a strange start with a short one-minute opener that has the vocals way too low in the mix before it is cut short after which the band launches into “For The Wolves” without looking back. It’s a fast as lightning pop-punk song that fits right in with all the other pop-punk bands that have been blowing new life into the scene.
They keep the tempo high throughout the other eight songs and with the album clocking at just under 24 minutes you can hardly accuse these guys of wearing out their welcome. “I’ll Be Better, I Promise” comes with a strong Taking Back Sunday vibe, an influence that shines through a couple more times, especially in the vocals. Other than that this is a solid pop-punk album. Actually one of the better ones I’ve heard this year. And if it weren’t for the awkward start, “Contender” would’ve gotten an even higher score.