10 Songs, 33 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

We Came As Romans surge into new, more melodic territory on their fourth studio full-length. With guidance from producer David Bendeth (Papa Roach, Paramore), the Michigan metalcore outfit collaborated alongside other songwriters in Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles. The result is a set of songs that’s as diverse and expansive as it is heavy. While the single “Who Will Pray” begins with gauzy electronics, it blooms into a sledgehammer-like anthem whose soaring chorus is echoed later in the synth-lined pop of “Savior of the Week.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

We Came As Romans surge into new, more melodic territory on their fourth studio full-length. With guidance from producer David Bendeth (Papa Roach, Paramore), the Michigan metalcore outfit collaborated alongside other songwriters in Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles. The result is a set of songs that’s as diverse and expansive as it is heavy. While the single “Who Will Pray” begins with gauzy electronics, it blooms into a sledgehammer-like anthem whose soaring chorus is echoed later in the synth-lined pop of “Savior of the Week.”

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Customer Reviews

3.3 out of 5

402 Ratings

402 Ratings

Still have hope

Horseryder162000

Not gonna lie, I'm a little scared yet. It's not that the song is bad, but it's just so much different. I used to love them for all the super unique things they did between the guitar riffs and then drumming that we can't find anywhere else. Now it sounds like they're stuck in the main stream radio now or something. There's still 9 more songs to be released, so there's always hope. I just wanna hear more of what has gotten them this far instead.

Back at it

Nicky the Nickname 2010

WCAR has remained fairly consistent when it came to their albums and their music in general. Consistency isn't always a bad thing when it comes to music, certainly not in this case. I can only assume this will be as impressive as the previous albums. Hopefully if they release a limited deluxe physical of this one as well my car radio doesn't eat it. 4/5 until proven it needs to change

Cant wait!

Ian30Little

so hyped for this album, these guys always bring something new to the table, and daves clean vocals are amazing!

About We Came As Romans

We Came as Romans hail from Troy, Michigan, an upscale Detroit suburb that gave birth to the band's blend of post-hardcore and melodic screamo. Guitarist Joshua Moore, bassist Andy Glass, drummer Eric Choi, guitarist Lou Cotton, and vocalists David Stephens and Kyle Pavone headlined shows in the Michigan area before graduating to the national circuit, where they opened shows for the likes of Our Last Night, Gwen Stacy, and the Number Twelve Looks Like You. We Came as Romans took time off in September 2008 to record an EP, Dreams, which they released for free two months later. Over 50,000 copies were downloaded within its first week of availability, and the band used that momentum to sign a contract with Equal Vision Records in early 2009. They returned to the studio with Joey Sturgis (who had previously recorded the group's EP) that same year to work on a full-length album, To Plant a Seed, which was released that fall. The band toured ceaselessly after being signed to Equal Vision, with multiple trips across the United States, Canada, and Europe as well as New Zealand and Australia. In 2011, the band began work on Understanding What We've Grown to Be, a lyrically darker affair than To Plant a Seed. Amid constant touring and Joshua Moore contracting bacterial meningitis, taking him out of commission for a short while, the band released the record in September of 2011 to positive reviews, peaking at the number 21 slot on the Billboard 200. Arriving in 2013, Tracing Back Roots offered up a cleaner, more melodic take on the genre, a musical shift that became even more pronounced on 2015's eponymous We Came as Romans. In September 2017 the band issued the title cut from its fifth studio LP, Cold Like War, which was released later that October. ~ Andrew Leahey

  • ORIGIN
    Troy, MI
  • GENRE
    Metal
  • FORMED
    2005

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