Ever since ADTR came around, I've always liked them. Everything about them is appealing to me; from the the slamming riffs guided by clean/screaming vocals. and when it comes to HOMESICK, this is a perfect example of what metalcore artists should strive to be.
Most of the songs on this album are just pure metal, like 'The Downfall of Us All', 'I'm Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?', and my personal favorite ADTR song, 'Welcome to the Family'. Even though it is true that ADTR mixes the concept of popular (pop) music with the brutal metal style that they are known mostly for, I don't feel like it makes quite of a difference. There is their most popular track that spawned from this album, 'If It Means A Lot to You'. You won't find any metal on this track except for perhaps the very very end of the song, where the riffs quicken and become heavier, but overall it is not a track for metalheads. However, it isn't a bad little ditty if you like that sort of genre.
Even though ADTR can't really match what their earlier stuff gave to us (in the area of heaviness), such as the material from COMMON COURTESY (2013), they can totally make a superb album. There are probably the main reason why I ever started liking metalcore. However I feel sometimes that they are pushed under the rug in some circumstances, mainly because of the huge popularity of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, another famous metalcore band. But in my opinion, these guys totally took it to a whole new level, and this really shows it.
Go give it a listen.