After a couple of teasers (here and here), OUR DARKEST DAYS’ “A Common Agony” has hit the streets on November 18th via Bird Attack Records. You can listen to the album and buy one of the limited-edition runs of the CD via the player below. If you love smart punk rock in its most thoughful form, you’ll heart this. Listen and leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
About the band:
Our Darkest Days is a 5-piece Canadian melodic fast punk rock band formed in Quebec City in 2012, by the former members and old friends, singer Vince Fournier, guitarist Dann Greene, followed by guitarist Russ Almond and drummer Matt Leclerc. Bassist Jam Gosselin joined the next year. Most of the members have been around playing punk rock fury for about 20 years, and still keep their flame as strong as always. After years of work, Matt Leclerc has been replaced by new drummer Guillaume Fortin in 2015 who increased the songs speed, and Russ replaced by Claude Plamondon who left in 2016, which the line up has finally been completed by the missing piece of the puzzle John Leblanc, later in the same year.
While working on music, they came to define a unique and original sound that would stand apart among any other bands. However, they have been influenced a lot by the 90s punk rock such as Ignite, Propagandhi, Lagwagon, Good
Riddance, Strung Out etc. Their first demo has been released in 2013, followed by a split in Fall 2014 with Set It Back. They played several shows in the Eastern Canada.
After two years of live performance, they moved forward to a new writing process, and entered in studio for their first full length A Common Agony, with Fréquences Productions (Pierre Lemire & Michael Fontaine) and has been mastered by Daryl Phenneger. The album is fueled with thirteen mindblowing tracks, and a very energic and technical “unleash the beast” sound with fast drums, solid bass and guitar riffs, flawless pickings and solos, powerful and harmonious vocal melodies, many sudden stops, and an instant ear-catching throughout the whole album that leaves you wanting more.
Our Darkest Days is:
Vince Fournier – Vocals
Dan Greene – Guitars & Back Vocals
John Leblanc – Guitars & Back Vocals
Jam Gosselin – Bass & Back Vocals
Guillaume Fortin – Drums