Killing The Dream hasn’t lost their touch over their years with their newest LP release, Lucky Me. Their fiery passion for music is still present in every second of every song. Lucky Me doesn’t carry the same driving force as their earlier releases like In Place Apart or Fractures but instead focuses on the experimental aspect and continually builds with each song. Killing The Dream has been an inspiration with every release that they have came out with and Lucky Me is no different. Their passion, musical drive, inspiration, and willingness to change while keeping true to themselves is shocking and invigorating. How many bands can you say have never had a slump album or “sold out?”
Lucky Me comes out with all guns blazing in their intro song “Blame The Architect” and then turns into a mellow melodic guitar riff. This is the general song basis for the whole album with some moderate modulation thrown in. As Lucky Me progresses the third song to play, “Testimony”, shows just how in depth emotionally this album is. It shows an alternative style to their writing process that they don’t show too often.
As Lucky Me progresses they show a completely different side of writing that isn’t seen often. They take time to expand into each song and break it down into the finer aspects of writing. Killing The Dream just doesn’t go full force into a song and expect their fans to be entertained, no, they take the time and indulge deep into their writing to bring the most out of their music. For example listen to “Past Of A Saint” slows down the song to a melodic rhythm and keeps the vocals raw and passionate.
Killing The Dream finishes strong with “Hell Can Wait” and “Black”. Plenty of floor stomps to move the crowd and make you groove in your seat. Lucky Me has really impressed me as a great new style release from Killing The Dream. They are a band that will never conform and will always attract followers; they will forever embed their place as hardcore legends.