Haste The Day Dreamer

Haste The Day Dreamer
Past releases from Haste The Day have always been repetitive in song construction, relying too heavily on double bass kicks and raspy screams, but Dreamer feels like an entirely new band playing music that’s slightly different. On vocalist Stephen Keech’s second outing with the group, he’s added far more grit and growls, sounding like a demonic Orc, as opposed to the generous amounts of clean singing on Pressure The Hinges. Keech is quick to show his prowess on "68,” which sonically provides typical metallic hardcore guitar riffs and speedy drum lines, with a few blast-beats. "Haunting” is a track that deviates just enough to make Haste The Day’s brand of music crushingly heavy while maintaining a pop catchiness to hook listeners. Initially the screaming vocals over drum rolls and crashing cymbals thumps like any good hardcore track should and the clean choruses are done with tight melody as they transition to the trustworthy backbone of hardcore: a breakdown. It’s adequate to say that Dreamers doesn’t venture into any uncharted territory in the underground world of metallic hardcore but it is the band’s best work to date. (Tooth and Nail)