Tuesday, September 7, 2010

For The Fallen Dreams - Changes

This next album is by a band named For The Fallen Dreams.
They are getting quite well known recently, and definitely do not get the respect they deserve. Their older album "Changes" is filled with a mix of songs/melodies/breakdowns and riffs.

They are one of the most unique bands I have ever heard, creating unimaginable breakdowns, and parts of songs which just make you weak at the knees!


One of these mind blowing breakdowns can be heard at 1:32-1:51 in "New Beginnings". The sudden slowed tempo changed down into the breakdown, then tempo change up from the breakdown creates a trench in the song, a 'B' section. also, the guitar chugs not landing on the first beat of the breakdown (very rare) is perfected.

but i'm not gonna ramble on about their breakdowns, cause for the fallen dreams are much more than that. their use of extreme dissonance creates an epic "end-of-the-world" feeling to their songs, carrying a great amount of emotional entities with it.
The melodic and dissonant influence the music has creates a very big atmosphere to the listener, this music is meant to be felt, not just heard!

eg. "Last Dying Breath" 2:16 - End
"Never Again" 2:58 - 3:32
"Hopeless" 0:52 - 1:15
you get the drift. it's just purely amazing. these guys will definitely stand as one of the most (if not, the most) respected and loveable bands in my life.
(p.s i also find it interesting how the lyrics through the heavy "Last Dying Breath" are quite forecful/negative and violent, however as soon as the "epic" bit kicks in it repeats the lines "My last dying breath, I'll bleed for you, my last dying breath, i'll die for you", which i found really interesting. there's probably a simple explanation, but i like to think that's its their uniquity :)

Setlist:

1. Brothers In Arms ( with the famous "Where were you! When I needed you!" lyric, reference to war)
2. New Beginnings (amazing breakdown/riffs"
3. Hopeless (amazing riff/lyrics/end breakdown)
4. Last Dying Breath (epic ending)
5. This World Around Us (only 2 lines of lyrics to this song, good lines they are :)
6. Never Again (mature lyrics, strong song, very forceful ending)
7. Changes (Instrumental track, means that the band understands the concept of creating beautiful music, not only lyrics)
8. Vengeance ("step off!" 2:35 ;)
9. Falling Down (very positive words, mature)
10. Through The Looking Glass (amazing intro, amazing ending, amazing song title {metaphor}, synth ending, snaredrum ending implies a 'war' influence on the song, and the whole album, powerful ending lyrics)


Best Bits: (FAR TOOOOO MANY TO NAME)

New Beginnings: 1:32-1:51
Hopeless: Most of the song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDUsat0bC5Y&
Last Dying Breath: 2:16-End http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojwzzIbCebw
Never Again: 3:40-End
Vengeance: 2:25-End http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f45OwlabG0
Through The Looking Glass: Start-1:00, then 3:30-End

Definitely 5 stars in my books. They have helped me through alot in my life, and will definitely continue to. Still trying to push for them to revisit Australia again.

27 comments:

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  3. not bad, don't listen to much heavy stuff like this anymore though

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  4. like it..

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  5. Nice album review.

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  10. pretty good album :) liking it so far!

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  11. That is good, I'll have to check it out.

    Supportin'

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  15. GREAT POST. I'm a huge FTFD fan, saw them live a few months ago, can't wait to see them again.
    Now following, and supporting.
    hope you can return the favor brother

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