Ok, I’m only going to write out the name of the new album by The Groundbreaking Ceremony once, after that I’ll just refer to it as the album because it’s a long title, which is, Don’t Tell Me What I Can’t Do. I’m not sure if this band is a fan of a certain show that was on a few years ago about a group of survivors of a plane crash on a lost island but every time I see this title I think of that show. Not that that has anything to do with the songs being played on this album but I figured just in case they actually are and this was the reason why it’s named such then I get the meaning.
Anyways, the songs on this EP are pop punk rock genre that is filled with a good amount of energy in the beats and tempos. Though I was hearing more pop in the vocals then punk the vocals fit the songs rhythms easily. These vocals are clearly sung where I was actually able to understand what was being said in the lyrics, which makes for a easier time for when wanting to sing along with these songs. Speaking of, these songs seem to be made for the radio with their tempo, vocals, and lyrics. It’s almost like the band knew they wanted to have songs that all would be good radio hits so they could have their album heard by the masses pretty quickly.
What I liked the most was not the vocals though, even with them being clear and strong, I liked the energy that the instruments had. It’s because of the beats being played on the guitar that give the songs their speed while the drums are the power punch in them. For me listening to the songs on this album would be mainly for the instruments and the energy they illicit. The Groundbreaking Ceremony has done a good job at creating songs that have a instrument sound of their own but have fallen victim to the radio sounding vocals. The songs are fun, they have good solid rhythms and beats, and the lyrics tell a story, but I think they need to get their own personal vocals to become a great band instead of just a good one.