Every pop punk band seems to be 'growing up' all of a sudden, but no other band has quiet benefited from this new found maturity as New Found Glory. Up till now NFG have been a harmless pop punk band, and as good as they are at writing pop punk jems like 'My Friends Over You' and 'hit or Miss', they were more fun than they were relevant. The lyrics have improved so much, gone are the days when every track was about girls, songs are better written and sound more meaningful and sincere while still containing the catchy hooks. NFG have found a sense of aggression that makes their sound heavier and more powerful, and the addition of Chad's background screaming adds a much welcomed extra dimension to the band. Old NFG fans shouldn't worry the band haven't totally changed direction, they are still a punk band and although the music is heavier and more aggressive it's not excessive enough to alienate fans of their past albums. The choruses are just as big and catchy as before but they are singing about things other than girls now. If you have heard first single 'All Down Hill From Here' then you will have a good idea of what the rest of the album is like. NFG have exceeded all expectations and produced an album that no one would of thought they had in them. New Found Glory have stepped up a gear and produced an album that is more powerful, exciting and creditable than anything they have ever done before. Anyone who didn't like NFG before now should give them a second chance, while any existing fans will be blown away by 'Catalyst'. Easily the best album the bands career, and one of the albums of the year.