- Released: May 18, 2004
- Label: Drive-Thru
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.53
"Combining their renowned knack for massive choruses with some of their hardest hitting riffs..."
- 2.All Downhill From Here
- 3.This Disaster
- 4.Truth of My Youth
- 5.I Don't Wanna Know
- 6.Your Biggest Mistake
- 7.Doubt Full
- 8.Failure's Not Flattering
- 9.Over the Head, Below the Knees
- 10.Ending in Tragedy
- 11.At Least I'm Known For Something
- 12.I'd Kill to Fall Asleep
- 13.No News Is Good News
- 14.Who Am I
This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
New Found Glory: Jordan Pundik (vocals); Steve Klein , Chad Gilbert (guitar); Ian Grushka (bass instrument); Cyrus Bolooki (drums).
New Found Glory is remarkably good at creating radio-friendly punk-pop that draws equally on the influence of the Descendents, the crunch of grunge, and the strength of harmony-heavy pop hooks. One listen to "All Downhill from Here" on the group's 2004 album, CATALYST, and the formula is clear--fierce guitars and a pummeling rhythm section balanced by anthemic choruses and a sensitive lyrical sensibility.
Lead singer Jordan Pundik's sneering vocals recall punk's roots, while still casting the band firmly among the emo ranks. The songs deal with troubled relationships ("This Disaster"), adolescent alienation ("Who Am I"), self-doubt ("Doubt Full"), and failure ("At Least I'm Known for Something"), but these vulnerable topics are lifted by the aggressive punch of New Found Glory's sound. Above all, the band's penchant for infectious melodies, memorable choruses, and ringing harmonies is winning, and promises continued success for these energetic rockers.