The Dreaming – Rise Again


The Dreaming are an American industrial rock band who rose from the ashes of the powerhouse that was Stabbing Westward. Formed by lead vocalist Chris Hall and drummer Johnny Haro The Dreaming have two full length albums and a handful of EP’s to their name. Rise Again was titled by Chris Hall and comes brimmedThe Dreaming are an American industrial rock band who rose from the ashes of the powerhouse that was Stabbing Westward. Formed by lead vocalist Chris Hall and drummer Johnny Haro The Dreaming have two full length albums and a handful of EP’s to their name. Rise Again was titled by Chris Hall and comes brimmed with a desire to bring back to the studio that sound responsible for Stabbing Westward’s success. I know very little of their former band, however after listening to this superbly engineered release it is abundantly clear that The Dreaming have moulded themselves a strong and unique core sound that weaves its way throughout the entire album. While we may not see a huge deviation from this sound over the ten tracks on offer there is plenty to keep your attention, and with the lyrics being very much from the heart there are some uniquely powerful songs that will draw listeners in with their layers of emotion. From the album opener ‘Alone’ with it’s message that being different doesn’t mean you are alone, all the way to closing track ‘Rise Again’ which shouts from the rooftops about having the strength and willpower to carry on regardless. Driving the album along […]

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