In June 2014, Nothing More released their self titled album, and since then the band has just continued to grow. After listening to the album, its pretty obvious why they have grown so much.
They clearly are incredibly deep thinkers, and implore others think deeper as well. Every track appears to have their own meanings. Going against the grain, and being your own person, despite what 'the system' may encourage. Putting yourself first, you don't lose yourself, fighting back when enough is enough, etc.
This album could definitely inspire someone to make some life changes, where changes are due. Every song on the album tells a different story that should be heard, without a doubt, but some spoke louder than others to us.
There's the lead single, "Ballast", which is simply trying to get people to stop and think. "You can't see because you don't know. You're caught below, beneath your own shadow. Stuck inside, half alive. Do you ever stop to ask yourself why? Close your mind, identify. Do you feel, do you feel? Do you call this a life? All you waited for was drowning, just to keep the score. We always start with good intentions but lose ourselves along the way." Its far too easy to get caught up in the motions of life, always doing things for other people, and sometimes we do need to step back and look out for number one. Yourself. This song could easily remind someone to do just that.
"First Punch" is literally saying "Enough's enough." Sometimes you just need to take a stand against those who do you wrong. Something's gotta give, and sometimes that means you have to put your foot down and make it happen manually. This song is the perfect representation of that. "I'll throw the first punch because I've kept my mouth shut for far too long. Enough's enough."
There's a lot to be said about this album, but sometimes its best to just let the music speak for itself. Definitely give this album a listen, chances are you will be highly impressed. You can get this, and more music from Nothing More now on iTunes, Amazon, or wherever music is sold.
You can also catch Nothing More on tour September 14 through December 8! They will be making stops all over the US, and into Europe and the UK! These dates include their own headlining tour, festivals such as the Louder Than Life Festival and Rock Allegiance, and the tour they will be doing with Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin! For more information, please visit Nothing More's website!
All reviews have the date they were written, the album title, and the band's name, with the exception of Life Starts Now by Three Days Grace and Dear Agony by Breaking Benjamin. Those dates were guessed at, as they were written well before the website began.