by Mike SOS
Michigan maulers For the Fallen Dreams lay down a capable yet unoriginal brand of melodic hardcore on their 10-track offering CHANGES. Tracks like "Last Dying Breath" combine windmill mosh parts with heartfelt gang vocals while "Never Again" sounds like the crossing of Misery Signals with Bury Your Dead. Surprisingly tuneful for a band that incorporates brutal breakdowns, this quintet doesn't add anything revolutionary to the genre, instead manages to keep the rousingly heavy atmosphere constant with a barrage of modern melodic metalcore breakdowns and endless streams of crushing low end that would make Emmure and The Acacia Strain proud leading the charge.
Score: 6 out of 10