Monday, 28 July 2014

Killing The Dream

Alright, here's a band that anyone even remotely into melodic hardcore needs to know. They are right up there with Modern Life Is War, Have Heart, Verse, etc. as one of the most essential bands to come out in the past ten years or so. Killing The Dream were a five-piece melodic hardcore band from Sacramento, California that formed in 2002 and broke up in 2011. In their time, the band managed to pump out all the fury and passion they could muster into three stunning full-lengths, a bludgeoning EP, compilation, and demo. All the assaultive, mosh-worthy, scream along lyrics you would expect from a band in this genre are here, but Killing The Dream managed to raise the bar on all of them and just pushed everything past its limit. They were also backed by some amazing names, being signed to Deathwish, working with legendary producers such as Kurt Ballou and J. Robbins, as well as artwork done by Jacob Bannon (in my opinion, the work he did for KTD is some of his best). Enjoy.

1. Before You Fall Asleep
2. January 2nd
3. Pardon The Interruption
4. The Escape
5. By Now

1. Picking Up The Pieces
2. We'll Always Have Paris
3. Save.Our.Ship
4. Play The Tune Or Die
5. 10 1/2
6. Before You Fall Asleep
7. January 2nd
8. Pardon The Interruption
9. The Escape
10. By Now

1. Ante Up
2. 39th & Glisan
3. Spoken in Clocks
4. Where The Heart Is

1. Rough Draft (An Explanation)
2. Critical Thought
3. Post Scripts
4. If It Rains
5. Where The Heart Is
6. We're All Dead Ends
7. Ante Up
8. Past The Stars
9. Sick Of Sleeping
10. Writer's Block

1. (Re)acquaintance
2. Part II (Motel Art)
3. Fractures
4. Thirty Four Seconds
5. Consequence (What Comes Next)
6. Everything But Everything
7. Hang The Jury
8. We Were
9. You're All Welcome
10. Thirteen Steps
11. Holding The Claws
12. Resolution

1. Blame The Architects
2. Walking, Diseased'
3. Testimony
4. Past Of A Saint (We Were Thieves)
5. Part IV (Sinner's Future)
6. Hell Can Wait
7. Black

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