CD Review: We Came As Romans “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be”

We Came As Romans
“Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be”
Equal Vision Records
Producer: Joey Sturgis
Tracks: 12

Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars

“Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” is the follow up release to We Came As Roman’s 2009 release “To Plant A Seed”. The album features 12 new tracks from the Michigan based metal-core act and debuted at # 20 on Billboard’s Top 200. “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” was produced by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, Attack Attack!) and released via Equal Vision Records.

“Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” is chocked full of catchy break downs and melodic vocal harmonies that I am sure will ensue the most fiercest of circle pits. Tracks such as “Mis//Understanding” “Stay Inspired” are shining examples of in your face metal-core. The albums title track “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” showcases the band as a hole providing a variety of stylistic performances both vocally and instrumentally. A person favorite of mine was the track “Cast The First Stone” which had some really intricate guitar playing combined with an interesting array of syth samples.

“Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” overall I felt was a decent album. However, I would have liked to have heard a little more diversity from track to track. That aside “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be” was enjoyable to listen to. If you are into bands such as Devil Wears Prada and A Day To Remember then you definitely will want to pick up the newest release from We Came As Romans titled “Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be”.

Track Listing:
1.)    Mis//Understanding
2.)    Everything As Planned
3.)    What I Wished I Never Had
4.)    Cast The First Stone
5.)    The Way That We Have Been
6.)    A War Inside
7.)    Stay Inspired
8.)    Just Keep Breathing
9.)    Views That Never Cease, To Keep me From myself
10.)  What My Heart Held
11.)  I Can’t Make Your Decisions For You
12.)  Understanding What We’ve Grown To Be

Be sure to check out our interview with We Came As Romans guitarist Josh Moore. Also check out our review of the bands show in Rochester, NY.