Hailing from sunny California, Halloween metalheads New Years Day have dropped their eclectic fourth studio album, ‘Unbreakable.’ Like vocalists Ash Costello’s half-head Harley Quinn appearance, this album showcases two different sides to New Years Days music, straying away from their heavier predecessors and crawling into the synth-pop metal core territory.
The album kicks off with the confrontational ‘Come For Me’, lulling you into a false sense of belief that this will be just like any other NYD album, that trademark industrial build up and mechanical interlude in its deceit. Centered around the general themes of power, self-love and resurrection is demonstrated by the title track, ‘MissUnderstood’, ‘I Survived’, and ‘Done With You.’
Producer Scott Stevens, responsible for the hard rock sound of Halestorm and Shinedown, and In This Moment’s producer Mitch Marlow, have two contrasting visions that have come together to give this metal band a pop edge that compliments and glorifies NYD’s abilities. As well as the hardcore riffs, Ash and the boys explore almost ballad-like songs on this record in the form of the hauntingly beautiful heartfelt tracks, ‘My Monsters’ and ‘Poltergeist.’