Dead by April is the self-titled debut album from Swedish metal band Dead by April, released on May 13, 2009. It is the only album to feature former guitarist Johan Olsson.
The album entered the Swedish album charts at No. 2, with Relapse by Eminem at No. 3 and 21st Century Breakdown by Green Day at No. 1. The first single of the album was the track "Losing You" which was released on March 6, 2009. On April 18 the track listing along with the album cover was released.
The album mainly consists of re-recorded demo songs, except for two new tracks called "What Can I Say" and "Sorry for Everything". One out of the two new tracks, "What Can I Say" was made the second single for the album on September 16, and "Angels of Clarity" was made the third 12 days later (September 28). "What Can I Say" was released as physical single only in Europe and "Angels of Clarity" as digital download single only in the UK.
"Fusing huge hooks, infectious melodies, stonking nu-metal styled riffage and electro samples, Dead by April surely know how to write songs... Sure, it won't leave your ears ringing, or fists bleeding, but it'll have you humming all the way home from the show," remarked Katie Parsons of Kerrang!, giving it a 4 out of 5 rating.
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