Day of Fire’s new album, Losing All, is one that surely will grab your attention right from the get-go. The album kicks off with ‘Light ‘Em Up’ (hence the play on words in the post title), a song that wouldn’t feel at all out of place on a Velvet Revolver album.
My buddy Ryan (he’s who I am referring to in most of these posts when I use the term ‘my buddy’) had previously heard Day of Fire and described them to me as a Stone Temple Pilots-esque outfit. Judging by both my comparison and his, it’s apparent that the lead singer, Josh Brown, elicits a Scott Weiland vibe. Not a bad thing by any means…as long as he keeps heroin at bay.
The next track, ‘Hello Heartache’, is about — you guessed it — heartache. Windows Media Player told me that one of the composers of this song was Chris Daughtry, which doesn’t surprise me one bit. If you like Daughtry, you’re probably searching YouTube for this song right now. If you don’t like him, don’t write the song off just yet.
Track three, ‘When I See You’, has a harder edge to it and, judging by the chorus, is about realizing you haven’t appreciated someone who was there for you:
I’m righting all my wrongs still your gone wonderin when I’ll see you again
Missed the times you call to tell me of all the love that you had for me back then.
If you have heard of Day of Fire previously, it’s most likely because of track five on the album, ‘Lately.’ I embedded the song below so that you can check it out.
The second half of the album (Losing All has 13 tracks total) is just as strong as the first half, with tracks like ‘Landslide’ and ‘We Are No One’, and has a few more ballad-esque tracks, including ‘Never Goodbye’ and ‘Long Highway.’ By now, you’ve either stopped reading this post if the genre doesn’t interest you, or you are already playing the video below.
Personally, I think that Razor and Tie should push to get Day of Fire at Rock on the Range — they would fit in perfectly with the other acts. Plus, I’m gonna be there so then I can see them in concert. Bonus.
I’d recommend Day of Fire if you like: Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver, Godsmack
If you like Day of Fire’s sound, be sure to also check out our review of Tenpoint.
Head over to the Day of Fire MySpace page to get more information on the band and view their tour dates with Sevendust and Nonpoint!
Check out the first single from Losing All, ‘Lately’, here: