"Nothing's gonna save you from the tidal wave," sings Adam Lazzara on the title track for Taking Back Sunday's 7th album. The Long Island emo/post-punk quintet expands its sound and explores various subgenres of rock on Tidal Wave, which includes sullen alternative numbers like "I Felt It Too" and "You Can't Look Back" (the intro and certain parts of the song) alongside anthemic "Homecoming" and straight hardcore of the opening track, "Death Wolf." Despite the assorted sounds, the band manages to keep the full-length cohesive, something the veteran rockers deserve a lot of credit for.
- clear with blue and turquoise splatter vinyl
- music label: Hopeless Records 2016