Haste The Day - Dreamer Audio Samples Available

Dreamer by Haste The Day

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Hard Music, Album
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The fourth studio album from the Indiana-based metalcore outfit.

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  1. 1. 68
  2. 2. Mad Man
  3. 3. Haunting
  4. 4. Resolve
  5. 5. An Adult Tree
  6. 6. Babylon
  7. 7. Invoke Reform
  8. 8. Sons Of The Fallen Nation
  9. 9. Labyrinth
  10. 10. Porcelain
  11. 11. Autumn
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Reviewed by Ian Webber

With three previous studio releases under their belt, this is a settled and mature offering from the Indiana-based metalcore outfit. Not departing from the strengths of previous albums, HTD's sound is built on a pummelling wall of noise, driven by double drumming and littered with chugging breakdowns. With vocals that jump all over the place, Stephen Keech manages to leap effortlessly from wrenching screams to a cleaner sound over the pop infused choruses. The best examples of this can be found in "Haunting" and "Babylon" where the metalcore intensity gives way to melodic sections. The only track that seems to sit awkwardly on the album is "Labyrinth". Although full of experimental orchestrations it ends up sounding a little thin. The band has however developed their lyric writing. HTD bring an honest Christian analysis throughout the tracks. "Invoke Reform" urges the listener to not give up hope, and more overt lyrics point towards God's action in the world. The album concludes with an emotive, acoustic re-recording of "Autumn". This high point is lifted above the rest as it provides the necessary variety in an album that at times sees the tracks merge together with similar guitar riffs and sounds. 'Dreamer' is a polished album that fans of previous HTD recordings will enjoy, but it does little to challenge genre leaders such as Underoath.

Style: Hard Music
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 49556
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Solid State 5099921565328
Items: 1
Release Date: 03 Oct 2008

The fourth studio album from the Indiana-based metalcore outfit.

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Melodic screamo third album from former hardcore act with a new vocalist.

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Second metal-tinged hardcore release from 2005, pre-dating latest vocalist.

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