Free Throw is an emo band from Nashville, TN. After releasing two EPs in 2012 and 2013, Those Days Are Gone is their first full-length studio album. Putting the sports-themed band name, frivolous song titles, and Emo Revival typecasting aside, Free Throw has created an album that is as melodically sound as it is emotionally driven. Aggressive vocals are counterbalanced by downhearted lyrics. Upbeat instrumentals are somehow brought down at just the right times, as Cory Castro seems to command the listener to hear the band in the light he's singing in. The closing track, 'Hey Ken, Someone Methodically Mushed The Donuts', arranges the vocal delivery and emotional nuances at their peak. Those Days Are Gone is an excellent debut from a band who’ve been a hot prospect for a while and realise that potential on their first full-length outing. It’s a graceful and grounding release, brimming with energy and emotion in equal measure, and I personally enjoyed it a great deal, and will continue to do so for some time.