There Is A Way is the follow up LP by Dananananaykroyd. Their debut Hey Everybody! Really did get their attention because of the sheer amount of chaos that the album contained, the harsh vocals mixed with a ballsy wall of noise created the most vocal debut from an up and coming band.
From the beginning, it appears that the band were going to take a breather with the new album, as opener Reboot features a steady build up of drums and guitar which ultimately creates a good combination, however once the vocals kick in, you realise that the band are indeed sticking to their introducing sound. Though unfortunately on first impressions, it seems the majority of Dananananaykroyd’s aggression was left on Hey Everybody!
The musicianship seems to have improved though, in second track All Us Authors, both vocalists join together to create an impressive collective voice. The guitars work well together and the drums as always are tight and precise.
The production is a lot smoother, which sadly lessens the impact of duel vocals from Calum Gunn and John Baillie Jr, as it sounds like they are shouting at you from behind a plastic sheet, rather than directly in your ear which made Hey Everyone! Such an eardrum bursting record.
Unfortunately, the screaming on this album seems forced. As if the band feels they need to add in a few screams at random intervals of songs for the sake of disclaiming that they are still energised, adrenaline fuelled teenagers. But as stated earlier, the harsh vocals become overwhelming to the point that they ruin songs, such as the end of All Us Authors, which is immediately followed by the beginning of E Numbers. It’s too much, and essentially ruins which could have been a stepping stone towards Dananananaykroyd’s growth in music.