Review: While Heroes Sleep - Awaken the Dawn
- Artist: While Heroes Sleep
- Album: Awaken the Dawn
- Release date: 2013
- Record label: Independent
- Track listing:
- "Awaken the Dawn"
- "The Suffering"
- "One By One"
- "What Lies on the Surface"
- "Bullet Through a Feather"
- "As Long as you Still Breathe"
- "The Resistance"
The album starts strongly with the title track. It demonstrates their style perfectly, Melodic Metalcore/Hardcore up with the big names of the genre such as War Of Ages and Killswitch Engage.
"The Suffering" sounds almost exactly like War Of Ages, except it sounds less-dark. I truly love the palm muted riffs in this song. It sounded like something off of a Jared Dines video. The clean singing is pretty good too!
"One By One" starts with a sick sound guitar riffs, followed by a drum solo. The song is somewhat a Thrashcore oriented song. They bring it down for the cleans though. They even throw some programming the track making them sound like It Lies Within or Attack Attack!
"What Lies on the Surface" is a great track. They even have some Southern metal riffs. "All my fear will dissolve! Into nothing, nothing at all!" Screams Vocalist Charlie Jeffers.
"Bullet Through a Feather" has a very brutal sound. Almost a Mathcore sound. For some reason I would consider the sound of the track to be compared to Symphony in Peril.
"Heroes". I don't have much to say about this track. I believe this track is talking the military in some capacity.
"Relentless" starts with Melodic guitars and the ride cymbal. The drums on this album probably have the best production for an independent band I've ever heard. This is a brutal and melodic track. I really like the programming on this track. The solo is sick too!
"As Long as you Still Breathe" let's the bass hang all out! It sounds very punk rock! Mid way through the song it shifts to a almost reggae sound.
"The Resistance" is a very empowering song. "We will back down to no one!" Is the basis of the song. "We will go on until the last man standing!" The solo is super melodic and sounds like a solo by Phinehas.
Overall: The album is killer! Go pick it up at their Facebook page!!
Sounds Like: Attack Attack!, War Of Ages, Phinehas
- Charlie Jeffers - Vocals
- Russell Hance - Lead Guitar
- Matt Hance - Rhythm Guitar
- John Pierce - Bass, Backing Vocals
- Chad Jeffers - Drums
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