SKILLET w/, Red Gazelle & RedHook Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney Thursday 15th November, 2018 …
Dream On Dreamer – Songs of Soulitude
This record shares more similarities…with groups like Underoath…as opposed to the current, take-your-pick roster of bland, Warped Tour afterthoughts and auto-tune aficionados.
Look, I probably don’t need to tell you, that the whole ‘crab-core’ thing and whatever the fuck kids were doing with fluro-colour tees and keyboards was pretty painful. But I just did; so…you’re welcome? Thankfully there’s young bands like Dream On Dreamer helping to drive bitter nails into that trendy coffin. Aping their influences and going back to their post-hardcore roots we have new full-length effort, Songs of Soulitude.
In between releases they’ve gone through the obligatory band member shuffle and parted ways with big-time record labels UNFD and Rise Records. The third time is indeed the charm for this Melbourne group, as they’ve boldly decided to soldier on off their own backs, releasing this third album independently. Songs of Soulitude hits like a scene banger straight from the mid-2000’s, delivered with a sense of freedom and urgency that’s an incredibly engaging listen. This record shares more similarities with notable Solid State groups like Underoath, Norma Jean, and the criminally under-rated As Cities Burn, as opposed to the current, take-your-pick roster of bland, Warped Tour afterthoughts and auto-tune aficionados.
On Songs of Soulitude, Dream On Dreamer have crafted one of the finest local releases this year, and delivered their best record as a group. They feature huge choruses (Souls On Fire and Society To Anxiety); lush instrumental passages (Snowpiercer); thoughtful lyricism (Vertigo and Open Sun); delicate and melodic guitar leads (Delirium); along with plenty of heavy dynamics in all the right places. More of this please.
Standout Tracks: Souls On Fire, Society to Anxiety, Snowpiercer
For Fans of: Underoath, As Cities Burn, Norma Jean
Watch the video for Dream On Dreamer – Souls on Fire
Songs of Soulitude is out now. Read our interview with vocalist Marcel Gadacz!