Review: Four-Year Strong

Enemy of the World, released March 9, is one of Four Year Strong’s best albums yet.

In today’s culture, pop-punk music is looked down on because it promotes individualism with mainstream, catchy beats.

Four-Year Strong
Four Year Strong challenges that stereotype by creating well-crafted, feel-good music. The band proves their ability to write catchy choruses and memorable introductions in songs such as “Enemy of the World,” but they’re still able to distance themselves from the cliche pop-punk genre.

Four Year Strong uses gang vocals, which is when several members of the band sing in harmony. This technique gives the music a strength and intensity that the candy-coated genre lacks. “Wasting Time (Eternal Summer)” uses gang vocals and, in doing so, draws the listener in and really showcases the band’s passion.