Ditching a major record label to self release an album sounds crazy right? Well the boys from While She Sleeps did just that, and what an exceptional album they have created. You Are We has been entirely funded through PledgeMusic. The reaction from fans in support of their independence was incredible. With them reaching 100% of their target in just 27 days, it was obvious the guys were far from alone on this album journey.
Full of crushing breakdowns, immense riffs along with politically fueled lyrics and atmospheric group vocals, this album is British metalcore at its best.
Beginning with a brief melodic introduction, the title track “You Are We” wastes no time throwing you right into the While She Sleeps pit, setting the vibe for the rest of the album. With songs like “Feel” building up the tension from the start, you almost find yourself begging for the breakdowns, and when they hit, they’re epic.
If you want to get a feel for the appreciation that While She Sleeps have for their fans support, watch the music video for “Hurricane.” Not only is this another incredible song demonstrating their masterful music creation abilities, the meaning behind the video really hits deep.
“Silence Speaks” has everything going for it. This just screams awesome, and the guest vocals from fellow British metalcore Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes just puts the cherry on top of an already incredible song.
Easing the pace just a little, “Empire of Silence” and “Settle Down Society” will have you singing along to their catchy lyrics which continue with the political punches. Ending with “In Another Now,” this song is the perfect finale to an album full of superbly intense hits.
As a fan myself, I am proud to have personally contributed through PledgeMusic to support this amazing third album. Congratulations guys, this is awesome.