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June 4, 2015

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - "Get Lost, Find Yourself" Review

Here's my first review for this blog. To read any past reviews check my deviantart profile Journal. I'll be posting my review of I the Mighty's new album within the week so stay tuned for that as well. So without further ado, here is my review of Get Lost, Find Yourself

So these French boys have been on the music scene for about 5 years. Their debut, "Something For Nothing", was released in Europe back in 2010, and then in 2011 in the States and Australia. They were signed to Fearless Records in 2011, and were included in the Punk Goes Pop series with a cover of "We R Who We R" by Ke$ha. Their sophomore album was released in 2013, "Pardon My French", and then the deluxe edition last June. They also contributed a cover of "All Star" for Punk Goes 90s Vol. 2. 

Their third album shows the band's continued growth, and proves they're more than just a joke band. These guys have clearly poured their hearts and souls into this release. It's lighter, and less produced than their sophomore release, which was full of breakdowns and metalcore cliches. Instead of heavy metal breakdowns, the band sticks to a more pop punk sound with metalcore tendencies. It isn't without the occasional breakdown or guitar chugged riff, but it's not full of the monotonous style that was found in previous releases. This album is a great example of everything that's right about pop punk, and why it's not dead.

The opening track, "Playing Dead", is an instant Chunk! classic. It's nothing exceptional, but it's a track you'll be humming all day. The next track "City of Light" is a prime example of the band's pop punk capabilities. The next track is the best out of the album, and proof of the band's growth since their debut. "The Other Line" starts out showcasing lead singer Bert's vocals with some muted guitar in the background before bursting into the perfect summer song. It's the best of Chunk! all rolled into a nice 3 minute track. 

Other standouts include "Every Moment", "Worst Case Scenario", and "What Goes Around" (one of the softest tracks the band has produced yet). 

Summary -

Overall the album isn't a stretch from the band's previous material, but it's a step in the right direction. Sure the "easycore" genre has been slammed by critics and fans alike, but bands such as Chunk prove that there's more to it. These guys don't push the envelope, they just write head banging, summer hook that you'll want to blast as loud as you can. If you're a Chunk! fan you'll love this album. If you're not, I highly recommend this for fans of ADTRNeck Deep and older ATL

Favorite track - 

"The Other Line" is a one of my favorites, as are "Set It Straight" and "Worse Case Scenario"

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