Story Of The Year wear baggy pants, shout a bit and have some issues with girls. This formula has helped them flog many a tonne of records Stateside, but is, unfortunately, desperately dull. 'Until The Day I Die' smells like last weeks' Thursday/Finch cast-offs. Big chorus? Check. Some guff about killing one's self for some chick? Check. Pop-tastic hooks that wouldn't be out of place in a Bon Jovi song? Check already. B-side 'The Heart Of Polska Is Still Beating' is better - somewhere between the East Coast anger of Snapcase and poppy girl-friendly emo of Brand New et al - but hardly essential. In a word, poor.
4Mike Diver's Score