Lyricists: David Stephens; Joshua Moore ; David Stephens.
Personnel: David Stephens, Andy Glass , David Stephens (vocals); Joshua Moore (guitar); Joey Sturgis (keyboards, programming).
Audio Mixer: Joey Sturgis.
Recording information: The Foundation Recording Studio.
To Plant a Seed, the first full-length release by We Came as Romans, is a hardcore album with a twist. In addition to the expected guttural vocals, double kickdrum thunder, and heavy guitar riffage, the band devotes ample time to melody, with co-vocalist Kyle Pavone adding some crooning relief to the mix. Pavone also plays piano, and the band laces its minor-key anthems with symphonic instruments, including violin, cello, and orchestral percussion. Those looking to bang their head will still find plenty of traditional hardcore elements here, particularly the horror-movie screaming of frontman Dave Stevens, but To Plant a Seed is more concerned with establishing the band's unique identity. ~ Andrew Leahey