Happy New Year everyone and welcome to my first post of the new year to a new installment of something I like to call, “Albums That Probably Should Have Been On My 2016 Album Of The Year List But I Was Too Stupid To Check Them Out Earlier.” Today, I bring you a band from Wales, UK known as Casey, who frankly, is an incredibly underrated band for how good this album is. This album is definitely in my top five of 2016 hands down, I apologize for not realizing that earlier.
Every now and then, there’s always a band that gives you hope that a genre is still alive and well and Casey does just that. Their album Love Is Not Enough brings new hope to the melodic hardcore genre and I’m hoping this album moves the band forward and brings them the attention they deserve. (Hint hint, come to the U.S.)
The best thing about this album is the amount of different emotions that is expressed in the lyrics. Feelings of anger, despair, abandonment and many others all rolled into one collective masterpiece.
I was haunted by the emptiness that filled the hole you left/ A grave I still can’t bring myself to visit yet/ Though I won’t be losing sleep, I still refuse to forget/
It took me so long to admit we were dead/
But we were dead.
You buried it/ in the backyard of a house that we built with our bare hands/
Where you said we’d grow old together.
For anyone that’s a fan of this genre of music, this will be your new favorite band, guaranteed. This is a heavy, hard-hitting, emotional, heart-wrenching album that deserves way more attention than it has. There’s really no other way to describe it with words; this is an album that has to be felt.
Unfortunately, it’s not available on iTunes, but here is a Youtube link to a full stream of the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBR98itAbM4
Also, you can buy their album from their website caseytheband.bigcartel.com once they get it back up and running.
Favorite Track: Haze
Thanks for reading!