ALBUMS OF 2010: Trey Tremain (Shadows Chasing Ghosts) top 15!

With a great album in ‘The Golden Ratio’ coming from London post-hardcore outfit Shadows Chasing Ghosts, we got a hold of vocalist Trey Tremain to see if he thought 2010 had been a good year for music. Turns out he did, so much so that with his list of top 15 albums he didn’t know how to rank them, so here they are in alphabeticaly order instead:

A Day To Remember – What Separates Me From You

Release Date: November 16th, 2010
Label: Victory Records
Website: www.adtr.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/adaytoremember

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
This has been once of the most anticipated albums of the year in the screamo/alternative scene from one of the biggest bands in said genre. While the album sounds like the band threw it together in a matter of months, it’s got some sweet sing-a-long tunes, which you come to expect of A Day To Remember, and plenty of chuggy beat down moments. It’s not quite ‘Homesick’, but definitely an album you can listen to from start to finish and love every moment of.

Read our full review of the album here!

Alexisonfire – Dog’s Blood

Release Date: October 31st, 2010
Label: Roadrunner Records
Website: www.theonlybandever.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/alexisonfire

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
After the release of Old Crows/Young Cardinals’, Alexisonfire looked to be set in taking there music in a different direction, and after hearing there 4-track EP ‘Dog’s Blood’ it seems like the band have tried to go back to their roots. I’ve always had time for Alexisonfire since the beginning, and somewhat prefer there earlier material. It had more balls and rawness to it, which they have managed to capture again with this sexy little EP.

Read our full review of the album here!

The Amity Affliction – Youngbloods

Release Date: June 18th, 2010
Label: Boomtown Records
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theamityaffliction

Our Rating:
Unfortunately wasn’t covered by DEAD PRESS!.

Trey’s reasons:
Aussie hardcore merchants have been a favourite of mine for some time now, and this year’s offering of ‘Youngbloods’ has been spinning in my CD for days on end at a time. You can hear how this band have matured and found their sound over the years, listening back to early TAA reminds me of how most bands start out. This is an awesome record, with a good mix of clean and dirty vocals as well as some sick guitar work.

As we didn’t cover this release, there is no DEAD PRESS! review of this record to be read.

As I Lay Dying – The Powerless Rise

Release Date: May 11th, 2010
Label: Metal Blade Records
Website: www.asilaydying.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/asilaydying

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
I’ve been a big fan of As I Lay Dying from the beginning, so to finally get a new release this year after a 3 year wait was well anticipated. Their previous album ‘An Ocean Between Us’ took the band’s metalcore side and spliced it nicely with some more melodic, chilled-out ideas. Where as their latest offering ‘The Powerless Rise’ is 11 tracks of pure brutal metalcore at it’s finest. A long awaited release which hasn’t disappointed.

Read our full review of the album here!

Bring Me The Horizon – There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret.

Release Date: October 4th, 2010
Label: Visible Noise
Website: www.bringmethehorizon.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/bmth

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
There is a lot of mixed feelings about this band in the media and underground scene. Someone has always got something to say about this band, and I’ve heard pretty much all of it. My opinion is Bring Me The Horizon‘s new album ‘There Is A Hell…’ is a total step up from ‘Suicide Season’. Although ‘Suicide Season’ was a land mark album from the band and showed they had grown from their early beginnings, there was still room for improvement. I think this album really captured the band coming into their own, and is an example of the best material this band has produced.

Read our full review of the album here!

Burn The Fleet – Burn The Fleet

Release Date: April 5th, 2010
Label: Walnut Tree Records
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/burnthefleet

Our Rating:
Unforunately wasn’t covered by DEAD PRESS!.

Trey’s reasons:
I’ve had the pleasure of touring with these fine fellows this year, and what an experience that was. Some of the most original music I’ve heard in such a long time; soaring, almost soundscape moments on theie self-titled release which came out this year. Convey and co. have really tapped into something amazing with Burn The Fleet‘s sound, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to the boys this year.

As we didn’t cover this release, there is no DEAD PRESS! review of this record to be read.

Bury Tomorrow – Portraits

Release Date: May 5th, 2010
Label: Artery/Basick
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/burytomorrowband

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
I played a show with these guys a few years back and was always in the mindset that they would be around for a long time. This year saw the long awaited release of ‘Portraits’, and as many hardcore fans of Bury Tomorrow will tell you this couldn’t have come soon enough. I love this album and haven’t been able to stop listening to it since it came out. Every tune has got a life of its own, and with the sweet mix of Dan‘s dirty-as-fuck growls and Jason‘s sing-you-to-sleep vocals, there is something for everyone on this record.

Read our full review of the album here!

Circa Survive – Blue Sky Noise

Release Date: November 16th, 2010
Label: Atlantic
Website: www.circasurvive.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/circasurvive

Our Rating:
Unfortunately wasn’t covered by DEAD PRESS!.

Trey’s reasons:
I’ve been a fan of Circa Survive since Anthony Green left Saosin to form them with additional members from This Day Forward. ‘Blue Sky Noise’ shows a different side of Circa Survive that might not have been present in earlier releases like ‘Juntunra’, but started to show on ‘On Letting Go’. ‘Blue Sky Noise’ is a much more chilled-out release, the band come across as a folk band almost and it’s the perfect piece of music to wind down on a Winter’s evening with a cup of tea.

As we didn’t cover this release, there is no DEAD PRESS! review of this record to be read.

She & Him – Volume Two

Release Date: April 5th, 2010
Label: Double Six Records
Website: www.sheandhim.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/sheandhim

Our Rating:
Unfortunately wasn’t covered by DEAD PRESS!.

Trey’s reasons:
I love this album, there is something about Zooey Deschanel‘s voice that is just hypnotising. After hearing the first record these guys put out, ‘Volume 2’ is another offering of Zooey‘s sultry soothing vocals which makes the whole listening experience so much better. Songs like ‘Thieves’ and ‘In The Sun’ are stand-out tracks for me on this record, but every song is a little gem of its own.

As we didn’t cover this release, there is no DEAD PRESS! review of this record to be read.

Underoath – Ø (Disambiguation)

Release Date: November 9th, 2010
Label: Tooth & Nail Records
Website: www.underoath777.com
MySpace: www.myspace.com/underoath

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
This year saw Underoath go through probably the biggest change anyone could imagine with the exit of Aaron Gillespie, leaving the band with a lot to live up to. ‘Ø (Disambiguation)’ seems like the band have gone back to their roots, leaving behind any real clean vocals and sounds so heavy and menacing in places. I like how this record sounds, and I really like the rawness of it. They may have lost a key member, but if they continue to put out records like this maybe it’s not that much of a loss after all.

Read our full review of the album here!

Vanna – The Honest Hearts

Release Date: October 12th, 2010
Label: Artery Recordings
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/vanna

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
These guys are immense, and this EP is a great record with the new line-up all featuring unlike ‘A New Hope’. I love how this record feels, it’s recorded really well and every song grabs you by the balls. With the revamping of ‘Trashmouth’ and songs like ‘Sending Vessels’, this EP has made my CD collection much more impressive this year.

Read our full review of the album here!

While She Sleeps – The North Stands For Nothing

Release Date: July 26th, 2010
Label: Small Town Records
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/whileshesleeps

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
This mini-album is outstanding, I love it. The album takes you by the bollocks from the first second and doesn’t let go throughout, pulling you all over the shop for 20 odd minutes. These guys are awesome to play with, and the album sounds even better live once you see the feeling these boys put into things. Songs like ‘Hearts Aside Our Horses’ and ‘Crows’ will make you love this band. If they don’t, then you have no soul.

Read our full review of the album here!

Yashin – Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them

Release Date: February 1st, 2010
Label: Unsigned
Website: None available
MySpace: www.myspace.com/theyashin

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
It was great to see these guys finally release a full-length record with their complete line-up. You couldn’t ask for much more with this album, it’s full of wicked pop hooks and catchy guitar work. The boys worked hard on getting a great sounding album together, and they succeeded with ‘Put Your Hands Where I Can See Them’. Harry Radford‘s voice really holds this album together, flowing seamlessly with Kevin Miles‘ harsh screams on tracks like ‘Down But Homeward Bound’ and their cover of Britney Spears‘Everytime’.

Read our full review of the album here!

You Me At Six – Hold Me Down

Release Date: January 11th, 2010
Label: Virgin/Epitaph
Website: www.youmeatsix.co.uk
MySpace: www.myspace.com/youmeatsix

Our Rating:

Trey’s reasons:
I just love listening to this album, the recording quality is wicked. The album is so easy listening, and the whole thing just flows comfortably from song to song. Just one of those albums that you can put on at any time and just listen to from start to finish.

Read our full review of the album here!

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