FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS. SIX.
Brand new album for the Michigan metalcore outfit.
A review by Anthony Talanca
For The Fallen Dreams, a metalcore band from the Michigan area, has just released their new album Six, on February 16th, 2018 via Rise Records, and they absolutely knocked it out of the park. This is the bands first album since Heavy Hearts came out in 2014. The band had seemed to be a path of hiatus over the past few years, but word came out that the band was making a revival and coming out with a new album.
For The Fallen Dreams announced their new record with their first single off the new record, Stone, in which they released a music video to go along with the single. Right off the bat, fans of the band are treated right into the devastating vocals of Chad in Stone. The song has a great balance of screams and cleans that are presented throughout the song. A theme throughout this album is that the band is able to effortlessly transition between their heavy and melodic parts without making it too obvious of what they are trying to do.
Watch the official video for For The Fallen Dreams – Stone:
After Stone, the album transitions into their next song The Undertow quite easily. One of the best things about this album is the bands ability to have the album flow from song to song without much transition. The song order and melody makes sense and it makes it so much easier on the listener. Songs like The Undertow shows off the ability of Chad’s lows, something the bands fan base has fallen in love with over the years. While Stone was a great single to get traction and attention for the new album, songs like The Undertow and Forever really go back to the roots of the band and display the elements of what have made For The Fallen Dreams a hit in the metalcore scene.
The second single released off the new album is the song Ten Years. The song starts off very heavy and carries those elements right into the chorus at about 1:15 into the song. This song is another example of the progression of the band. Chad once again delivers some unbelievably low growls and vocals before the chorus hits. The band does not seemed forced to a formula of repeating breakdowns followed by choruses, and that is what makes songs like this so popular.
Listen to For the Fallen Dreams – Ten Years:
Overall, Six is probably a little less heavy and more melodic than past albums such as Heavy Hearts and Back Burner. The production of Six is flawless, and really shows a step up from their previous work. Six is not as chaotic as previous albums, as it seems like the band wanted a crisper and more tightly wound sound for the album. For The Fallen Dreams has found a formula of implementing Chad’s fantastic vocal range supported by great choruses that keep the songs interesting. Six shows off the best clean vocals and choruses the band has had to offer.
If you have been a fan of their previous work, this album has a lot of elements you will enjoy. One thing I have always liked about the band is their chaotic delivery backed by their understanding of how and when to drop the singing in. The stand out tracks on this album for me are Stone, Ten Years, and Hypnosis. However, this whole album is a banger from top to bottom and a great welcome back for the band. To date, this has been the best 2018 metalcore release for me.
For The Fallen Dreams – Six tracklist:
01 . Stone
02 . The Undertow
03 . Unstoppable
04 . Forever
05 . Burning Season
06 . Two Graves
07 . Ten Years
08 . Hypnosis
09 . Void
10 . The Storm
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