Performing May 18
In today’s hardcore/metal scene, it’s easy for anyone to become jaded by the constant clones of, what is basically, the same band with hundreds of different names. We’ve all heard it; the same riff accompanied by the growling vocals and simultaneous “chug-chug” breakdowns. So, we wait for a breath of fresh air. Thankfully, hidden in the obscure depths of the internet are bands that give this genre hope, and if you look hard enough, you can find them.
One of these noteworthy bands is Lansing, Michigan’s well kept secret, For the Fallen Dreams. Formed in late 2003, these young men show incredible promise through songs that showcase poignant and powerful writing, both lyrically and musically while still staying in touch with their hardcore/metal roots. Their music displays a well-done balance of metal and melody. Guitarists, Jim Hocking and Kalan Blehm show a variety of ranges while shifting back and forth between hard-hitting metal riffs and some rather melodic guitar lines. Given their ability to draw the listener in with brutally honest lyrics about life, relationships, and struggle, the band shows solidarity for their future as a band to be taken seriously.