Blitz Kids saw themselves start to gain a relatively good amount of success in 2013, however with some delays in the release of album The Good Youth, there was a little bit of panic as to whether or not the band could make it. Fortunately the wait has been worth it, and The Good Youth is starting off the New Year perfectly.
The album opens with huge chanting that leads straight into All I Want is Everything. With such a huge introduction, we can only expect for things to get bigger and better from here on out. The Good Youth features the previously released singles, Run for Cover, Sometimes and On My Own, which do their job in providing a nice bit of familiarity to remind us why we chose to enjoy the bands music in the first place.
Long Road sees things taken down a notch, with added strings to intensify the emotions within the song. It’s sometimes hard to nail the ‘acoustic’ number on a record, particularly if you’re so well known for your heavier style, but Long Road works. At points it’s a little cheesy, but we’ll let them off.
The albums peak comes in the form of Perfect, well the title kind of gives that away. If you’re looking for an ultimate anthem to insure bouncing floors and arms flying in the air, then this is it. One that will drive the devoted fans insane, and a huge selling point to any new ears.
Unfortunately the same can’t be said for Pinnacle, which is quite the opposite to what the name suggests. We’re not quite sure what’s going on with Joey James’ vocals here, or what’s with the strange synths in the background, but somehow they went a little wrong. Let’s not be too discouraged though, because the rest of the album more than makes up for this tiny slip.
Title Fight opens with a riff not too dissimilar to that of Fall of Troy’s F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X (guitar hero, anyone?) However this is no negative, with Title Fight being one of the highlights of the album. The riff blends fluidly into another huge chorus and there’s something we can’t quite put our finger on, that sends a little shiver up our spine. Perhaps this is the moment and the song that proves to us how hard Blitz Kids have worked for this record and is a near-three minute celebration of this album as a whole.
Roll the Dice and Lost Generation continue the story of the band’s journey for this record, which is apparent within the lyrics. “Here’s to our future” is a perfect sentence to close The Good Youth on, because with an album like this, Blitz Kids will certainly have a bright future ahead of them.
Standout Tracks: Perfect, On My Own, Title Fight
For Fans Of: Mallory Knox, Anberlin, The Blackout
Written By: Tamsyn Wilce