Six Days \’Til Sunday: Predetermined review

Every once in a while a band comes along who are just plain hard to categorize. Sometimes that’s good and sometimes that’s bad. Usually it’s bad but in the case of Six Days ‘Til Sunday, it couldn’t be better. With their latest release, Predetermined, it’s harder than ever to compare them to one set genre of music because they’re all over the radar and, in this case, It’s hard to categorize them and compare them to anyone but it works in their favor. With vocals resembling Marilyn Manson but with a Jamie Row-esque rasp to it, the opening track- “A Bullet For Your Thoughts” opens with some fast and heavy thrash. The rest of the album isn’t like that at all, though, with “Afraid to Listen” having more of a mainstream rock feeling while “All We Are” has an infectious chorus and more of a slowdown track compared to the rest and echoes Sammy Hagar-era Van Halen. There’s also an impressive and haunting cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” that is right on par with the original- if not better. The double kick drums and Bullet For My Valentine-level guitar work throughout the album is stellar and it’s probably best not to listen to these guys when you’re trying to drive the speed limit- you might break some laws. While it’s not the most amazing thing out there, this is definitely a record rock fans can get behind and get excited about. Rating: 8/10 -Reggie Edwards