Jerome Dreams
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3.5
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Review

by Understanding USER (2 Reviews)
July 29th, 2019 | 31 replies


Release Date: 2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: That'll be $15000 please.

What a time to be alive.

Bands I’ve only heard about from at most three people on a message board fifteen years ago are getting back together and touring America again. Bands that have had echoes carry a torch for them, long since abandoned album reviews now being linked back to. People who were not even born when a band broke up now singing their praises, posting about them on social media and finding online groups to share their love for them and the genre. I’ve seen comps spring up out of nowhere, reunion shows pop up on my feed like spring flowers. Even a kickstarter!

So that brings us here. If you didn’t know, Jeromes Dream had their kickstarter go live and funded to such an extraordinary degree. $15K. What follows makes this story from a weird one to a dumb one.

A certain facebook group were given updates throughout the production of the album. Cracks started appearing to the dream of a return. Not being able to get the producer the kickstarter promised, pictures with really stupid expensive amps and other gear. Proceeds going towards some unsavory charities. It was a mess. What’s kind of ridiculous is how most bands are usually invisible through all this, they disappear until there’s something to share, but for some reason people have to be ever-present on Facebook.

And that’s the story of the song titles. I’ll be short on details, I just want it known that it happened, there was an argument on Facebook, as there is wont to be. There are even meme’s of it.

So what’s the ultimate ***posting move in this sort of situation" Take the guitar demos released for the new Jeromes Dream album and finish them up.

As far as I can tell, this had been made using rerecorded guitar tracks from the original demo, and they sound amazing for it. Since the real new album has been released at this point, I haven’t listened to it enough to know what demo songs survived to become real songs. I appreciate the energy put into these, and the screams sounds really savage. I have no idea what the lyrics are supposed to be, so I guess they’re doing their job. Overall, I can’t really say much about the originality of the work. The arrangements of the songs carry a lot of energy, and that matters more for me in this genre. Screamo is more like popcorn for me, it’s tasty, i can have a lot of it, it comes in all sorts of varieties, but you never really think back on each serving, maybe just the first few. Every once in a while something happens to remind you to have fun. So in being a tongue-in-cheek jab at the old guard, Jeromes Dream did technically write a good album here.

Also, I know it was an Indiegogo campaign.

It’s available for free, and I know it’s getting a tape release if you’re into that.


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Understanding
July 29th 2019


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

For what it's worth, Jeromes Dream kills it live.

ian b
July 29th 2019


434 Comments


jerome dreams about.....

Digging: Touche Amore - Dead Horse X

kris.
July 29th 2019


15275 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

for being a joke album, this thing fucking rips

brainmelter
July 29th 2019


6582 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

nice, didn't expect a write up so soon

Digging: nabosoposkle - s/t

Understanding
July 29th 2019


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I wanted to do a short review since I haven't done one in years and I'm trying to get more involved in this scene.

Space Jester
July 29th 2019


6990 Comments


The actual Jeromes Dream album is better than this

And the whole “controversy” around the band is really dumb

For what this is tho it’s pretty good

MotokoKusanagi
July 29th 2019


1999 Comments


is this UnderstandingInACarCrash

Understanding
July 29th 2019


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

afraid not mon ami

Mr. Pain
July 29th 2019


17335 Comments


details ?

JustJoe.
July 29th 2019


6863 Comments


y

Space Jester
July 29th 2019


6990 Comments


If these are the actual unused demos they really don’t sound anything like what ended up on the album, or like Jeromes Dream at all for that matter

YakNips
July 29th 2019


19837 Comments


this is much better than FUCK jeromes dream by come regalia

Understanding
July 29th 2019


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I dont want to go spreading secondhand information here, but Shawn Decker of Coma Regalia/Middle Man Records called them out on needing 15K to make an album. Their reply was a mountain of text and everyone started clowning on them.



There are demos played by Erik of JD on the bandcamp you listen to this on. [https://jeromedreams.bandcamp.com/releases] it's just a single guitar, no distortion, played slowly.



I missed the whole thing when it went down originally.





JustJoe.
July 29th 2019


6863 Comments


jeromes dream killed my parents

MarsKid
Contributing Reviewer
July 29th 2019


9903 Comments


More quality content, I can only hope

Digging: Sparrows - Failed Gods

Mr. Pain
July 29th 2019


17335 Comments


thanks for the context i was confused when this first came out lol

JustJoe.
July 29th 2019


6863 Comments


jerome memes

iglu
July 29th 2019


1523 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I'm halfway through this, couldn't finish the first song on Jeromes Dream LP

Supercoolguy64
July 29th 2019


8951 Comments


jd 2019 has been a dissapointment but its kinda funny how late coma regalia is to the game when the whole "$15k for a screamo record" controversy started when the campaign first went online

Digging: Rabbit Junk - REframe

Space Jester
July 29th 2019


6990 Comments


“I'm halfway through this, couldn't finish the first song on Jeromes Dream LP“

You couldn’t finish a 2:00 track



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