For The Fallen Dreams have achieved a career milestone with Wasted Youth, their new album that chronicles the heartbreak, frustration, anger, and despair surrounding broken relationships, hard- fought struggles and the determination to persevere.
Each track is a testament to what self- empowerment can bring in the face of obstacles they and their fans have struggled against. Wasted Youth is full of powerful anthems that inspire and uplift even as they challenge the status quo and rail against all enemies in their path.
For The Fallen Dreams set the scene ablaze with their previous albums Changes, Relentless and Back Burner - all three chock full of melodic hooks and devastating breakdowns. The band has now signed with Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie for this landmark release, Wasted Youth, that heralds a brand new chapter for the band. The sound that has carried For The Fallen Dreams across the globe on tours with groups like Unearth, Of Mice & Men, Norma Jean, For Today and Chelsea Grin is now infused with a new energy and a steadfast commitment to songwriting, structure and passion.
The Michigan based band has landed firmly at the crossroads between melody and ferocious heaviness with Wasted Youth, produced by Tom Denney, the former guitarist and co- songwriter of the similarly minded band A Day To Remember. Denney has a strong rapport with the band having also produced their last album.
The tracks on Wasted Youth are a broad sampling of the band's various extremes. The metal stuff is heavier than it's ever been, while the melodic side shines even more brightly than before. All of the music is bolstered by Dylan's incredibly straightforward and personal approach to the lyrics, which have allowed fans to connect on a deeply intimate level. "When I write I like to write about my life and what's going on around it. I grew up listening to many bands and listening to songs that got me through some hard times - - when I write now, I want kids to listen and read my lyrics and maybe I can help them out in a way that I got when I was listening to music. A lot of the songs, they're about relationships and family."
With the Wasted Youth, a slot on the 2012 summer All Stars Tour alongside Suicide Silence, Unearth, Dance Gavin Dance, The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive and the new backing of Artery Recordings / Razor & Tie it's assured that the future is wide open for For The Fallen Dreams. The more Dylan and his band mates (rounded out by drummer Dylan Shippey and bassist Brandon Stastny) connect with their audience, the stronger that bond becomes, and the more the band will continue to grow.