Dream to Make Believeby Armor for Sleep
This 11-song album from Armor For Sleep showcases another band partaking in the propagation of the emo movement. And like many of the acts involved with this genre, slight variations have been made to the sound so as to distinguish them from the rest of the pack, but overall things aren't dramatically different. That's not to say that/a>… See more details below
This 11-song album from Armor For Sleep showcases another band partaking in the propagation of the emo movement. And like many of the acts involved with this genre, slight variations have been made to the sound so as to distinguish them from the rest of the pack, but overall things aren't dramatically different. That's not to say that what's here isn't good. This four-piece has a darker style while still keeping a pop structure on much of their material. They do a capable job of combining Hum-like dark space rock with The Get Up Kids-flavored emo-pop. The vocals are reminiscent of John Ralston from Legends of Rodeo, with a plain-spoken, honest delivery, and the lyrics tend to dwell on subjects like time-travel, dreams, and space, which make for an interesting, open-ended take on interpretation. The utilization of hooks and some good lyrics are key and come in at the right places, making Dream To Make Believe a pleasant and refreshing take on a somewhat clogged genre.
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- Equal Vision Records
Performance CreditsArmor for Sleep Primary Artist
Ariel Rechtshaid Synthesizer
Nash Breen Drums
P.J. DeCicco Guitar
Ben Jorgensen Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsBrian Gardner Mastering
Chris Fudurich Engineer
Ariel Rechtshaid Producer,Engineer
Chris Strong Graphic Composition
Ariel Rechshaid Producer
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Good music is har to come by nowadays. This release by ARMOR FOR SLEEP has surprised me because it has been in my stero ever since i bought it! Since I occasionally buy CDs, I really felt that Armor For Sleep's CD was worth my money. It is a shame that this group has not received the popularity it sould have gotten. But, over time, fans have discovered and learned to LOVE this band, passing the word out on this band. Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Ben Jorgensen, the lyrics are heartfelt throughout the whole album. This CD gives us the goods, songs for us to listen to all day while we sleep some more. Many known bands out today in the industry know of Armor For Sleep. They are just simply inspirational. They make you think about things you want to say but just can't. This is truly a great CD that entertains from beggining to end. My favorites are........ ALL. I am still amazed that this CD. I just listen to it over and over. With Nash Breen on the drums, PJ DiCicco on the guitar, and Anthony DiIonno on the bass guitar, they make Armor For Sleep a complete and wonderful band. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes lively and emotional music. Also, I am glad that this is one of those releases that you can share with your friends and sing out loud to. check them out. www.armorforsleep.com
Armor for Sleep, in my opinion, is one of the most influential bands today. Even though they are still underground and are yet to be discovered by the every day person, Armor has gotten quite a following, and it's obvious as to why. AFS has a way of going all out when they put their feelings into their music. One listen to this album and you'll feel like you know the band personally. Ben sings with so much in him, some can't help it but cry. Armor captures the emotions right before the subconcious stage of sleep, when everything is stirring in your mind all at once, and your feelings seem to become clear. The band really knows how to capture the raw emotion of life, and I think they really displayed that in this album.
Armor for Sleep is one of those few bands that catch your attention from beginning to end. I first got the CD with not much to look forward to; I basically just needed something to listen to in the car and I had remembered a friend telling me about them. I am so grateful that my friend mentioned their name, because this album is truely amazing. Starting off with a soothing yet capturing intro, you can tell that the rest of the experience will be full of raw emotion. Armor isn't the type of band that screams "i hate the world! everything just sucks!" like any other typical "emo" band. They have more of a mellow sound, and when you listen to it, you almost feel bad for the boys. It's a really easy album to relate to; my personal favourites are Frost and Front Steps and Slip like Space. Each portray the feelings when someone doesn't really feel accepted. This being my example, AFS has a way of connecting with the listeners by singing about true emotions, not just how it feels to make love for the first time or the biggest break up of your life. The music itself is pretty well done, considering this was the first album ever produced by AFS. The band has collaborated tight riffs with a rougher feel in almost every song, but it really stands out in All Warm and Frost and Front Steps. The drums play a big part as well, adding to the intensity in songs such as Being Your Walls and My Town. Ben's voice adds a definite part in the music, not nessicarily giving off a whining sound, but more of a passionate feel. You can tell right off the bat that he's singing with his soul, not just his vocal chords. Armor for Sleep is a real band, not wanting attention for their good looks, but just hoping that someone will be able to sympathize with them on how it feels to grow up and become what you never wanted to be. And I think that the one goal a band should have is to connect with the audience on a personal level, which is exactly what these guys did on this album.
i think this band is really great. i was searching for some rock cds and i coulndt find the righte cd to buy. that until i found them. they're awesome. these guys should be listen to by everyone. if you haven't bought this cd yet, then what are you waiting for.