At first listen, DEAD BY APRIL might be a band that is too "pop" for my taste. However, this band turns out to be a breath of fresh air from an already great genre, mixing well-executed boy-band vocals with metallic guitar riffs. Their third studio album LET THE WORLD KNOW finds the band with a new unclean vocalist (Christoffer Andersson) after Jimmie Strimmell left from the group. The album sounds a lot heavier than their previous albums, and even has a little bit of a MESHUGGAH influence to it, primarily in the screaming vocals, which are surprisingly just as good as Strimmel's. While this isn't as well-made of an album as their first, I would definitely recommend it.
Rating: 5 stars/5 stars