On January 29th, MAKE MY DAY
released their second
full album Mind Haven
. With 10 tracks, and awesome features including Broken By The Scream
, there’s lots to break down in this album. Let’s dive on in!
album opens with the title track Mind
. From the outset, it’s clear that this release is going to be heavy. MAKE
are no stranger to that hard rock sound, and the vibes in the first track are nothing short of amplified metalcore. Be sure to check out the MV below:
is up next. The night-like symbolism in the lyrics adds complex meaning, giving this song another layer. The chorus takes it into a whole different direction, with the clean vocals cutting through the darkness. Fragment
to be a crowd pleaser with a chorus like this.
A track that deserves special recognition is Money
. Featuring Flare Boy
, it’s the perfect blend of metalcore and rap. The trap energy in Money
the headbanging chorus is faultless. The MV is intoxicatingly good and it’s definitely worth watching.
In contrast to the previous song, I Hate
is easily the heaviest anthem on the album. It has everything from angsty lyrics to breakdowns, and the electronic chunks wedged in between it all make it impossible to skip.
is immediately after, and there’s something about the lyrics that is actually quite empowering. Focusing on raising your voice and finding strength, it could be relatable to a lot of fans. The simplistic MV totally complements the tone of
the song and emphasises the significant lyrics.
There are two versions of the next track. The album version of For Freedom
is a digital-sounding tune, and the type of song that you can’t help but dance to. The lyrics talk about letting everything go and encourage fans to just “Shake it
off and dance”. That feeling of freedom and shedding all your problems at a gig is familiar to so many and MAKE MY DAY
have completely captured those emotions. The acoustic version from their digital EP Naked
showcases the words, giving
a more heartfelt sound.
Watch the MV for the acoustic version of For Freedom
Like A Dead
focuses on self-esteem, while Searching For The Fate
encourages you to rise up and stand your ground. The poetic lyrics give fans more than just your average metalcore sound and create something deeper and more intricate.
and final track is Wake
, featuring Io
from Broken By The Scream
. The addition of Io
's vocals takes the album to a new level and makes it the ideal track to close on.
Overall, Mind Haven
is a super solid album. The band's combination of clean and aggressive vocals results in a stellar sound. There is more to focus on too. The lyrics
throughout the album are so expressive, taking them from average to world class. This is what elevates the release and proves MAKE MY DAY
are a band to watch.
is available for download and streaming via Spotify
, iTunes / Apple Music
, and many other digital