A Day to Remember
Among pop-punk/emo/metal bands, A Day to Remember's effectively schizoid approach to meshing all three musical styles is among the genre's most extreme. The five-piece band rarely goes more than two minutes in any song, no matter how melodically sweet or exuberantly sprite, before banking into a metallic chug replete with grunting death vocals and screams. Based in Ocala, Fla., the group formed in 2003 and signed to Victory Records. Since then, they've released And Their Name Was Treason (2005), For Those Who Have Heart (2007) and Homesick (2009), an album that garnered them critical acclaim and a spot as high as No. 21 on the Billboard 200 chart.