Favourite of the month #65

Because of my love for music, I want to share my favourites. My last post was not too long ago, but I’ve discovered a new band! So, the way this works: I’ll share 5 songs I like from this artist/band. And I give a small background story of the artist/band!

This month: Dead By April

Dead by April is a Swedish metalcore band from Gothenburg, formed in February 2007 by Pontus Hjelm and Jimmie Strimell. Often called the “Swedish metal Backstreet Boys”, Dead by April has mainly been considered metalcore and post-hardcore. Dead by April is also known for using elements of music genres such as orchestral rock, techno, nu metal, melodic death metal, and emo. Vocally, the band uses a combination of clean and unclean vocals.

The current band lineup consists of Pontus Hjelm (guitars/keyboards/programming/clean vocals), Christopher Kristensen (unclean vocals), Marcus Wesslén (bass/backing growled vocals) and Marcus Rosell (drums). Despite many line up changes throughout their career, both Marcus Wesslén and Pontus Hjelm have remained consistent since their debut album.

On 6 March 2020, Hjelm released a statement via the band’s Facebook and website citing that Jimmie Strimell had been dismissed from the band for a second time; due to his continued drug and alcohol abuse, in spite of his own vows to stay sober. Shortly afterwards, Hjelm released a statement announcing dEMOTIONAL’s lead growler Christopher Kristensen would replace Strimell on their current tour, explaining his position within the band as ‘a trial run’. Since then, the band has produced four new original songs with Kristensen on scream vocals; “Memory”, “Bulletproof” (both released in 2020), “Heartbeat Failing”, and “Collapsing” in 2021. They also recorded a cover of “Let It Go” from the 2013 film Frozen.

This is my top 5 of their songs I like the most!

  1. Dreaming

2. Mystery

3. My Saviour

4. Warrior

5. Our Worlds Collide

What’s your opinion about them?

Love, Skye Lewis/Deem ❤

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