Written By: TIFFANY MITCHELL
In the local band scene, there is always those one or two bands that you find and say “damn, they need to be signed and showcased.” Well, Dreaming Awake is one of those bands. DA is the best of the best from different bands in the local Arizona metalcore scene. After playing local bars, clubs, halls and opening shows, these four young guys have now been signed to Imminence Records. Releasing “Friction“, the title track and single off their upcoming debut album Friction Lives, also featuring guest vocals from Sycamour’s Jeremy Gilmore, whom is joined by Dillon Jones of Incredible Me, as guest vocalists on the album.
“Friction” has everything a metalcore song should have. What makes DA different and unique, is the undeniable talent and musical creativity. “Friction” begins straightaway with Vaughn Bell’s heavy assault of screaming, shifting right into bass player/vocalist, Julienne Cordero’s clean vocals. Those cleans though, super melodic and inviting, this dude can sing. The transitions from scream to cleans are pretty much perfect. Theses dudes are seriously breaking this genre open and letting the world know that they are here. If the rest of the album is as great as “Friction,” then the scene better get ready, because Dreaming Awake is waking the world out of its mundanity and shaking stigma off metalcore as a whole.
Friction Lives is due to be released on April 14, 2017 via Imminence Records. It features 11 tracks full of mosh-pit-worthy screams and breakdowns and tattoo-a-verse on your arm, because they’re so good, lyrics. So, you should check them out, pre order the album, keep watch for tour dates and follow them on all social media.
Friction Lives(April 14,2017)
1. It Lives
2. Friction (feat Jeremy Gilmore of Sycamour)
3. The Revenge Of Regina George
4. Acta Non Verba (feat Dillon Jones of Incredible Me)
5. Devil Skin
6. Empty Avenues Lead To Bad News
7. Support Group
8. There’s Something In The Air
9. This World Ain’t Big Enough
10. Tranquility Lane
11. Smooth Or Not, Diamonds Still Scratch