We Came As Romans are a force to be reckoned with. Having mastered the art of self promotion and self booking early on, the band has since garnered a colossal fan base and kept themselves on the road, only stopping long enough to record. Tireless and tour-hungry, We Came As Romans are pushing the envelope, combining influences such as the intertwined singing/screaming vocals of Underoath, the theatrical, orchestra-infused metal of Chiodos, the crushing breakdowns of The Devil Wears Prada and the positive lyrics of August Burns Red.
The love has certainly already begun with the release of their EP Dreams. When it was first available for free on Purevolume.com in December 2008 there were over 50,000 downloads in the first week alone and skyrocketed to over 85,000 downloads in the first month. We Came As Romans fan base has already grown exponentially (5+ million MySpace plays in their short existence), and the highly anticipated To Plant A Seed kept that fire going. Carrying the same heaviness and energy of Dreams, individually each member has improved their musical and vocal abilities, making them tighter and fuller sounding than ever before.
"To Plant A Seed embodies a really strong message we've always held as a band and that's the simple fact to just love other people and to love in general," explains Joshua Moore, guitarist and key lyricist of the band. "Hopefully this album will plant a seed, or idea, of love into people's minds. The whole concept is that hopefully the practice of loving other people will only grow."
We Came As Romans also deliver a refreshing lyrical perspective. Although they don't label themselves a Christian band, the positive message they want to put out there is inspired by the idea of being good people and loving one another.
Moore states, "Whenever religion is brought up there's always reason to argue. Love doesn't have an argument; everyone wants to love and be loved. We decided if we're going to have a band, we need to have a meaning behind it. I don't think there is any greater meaning than to keep on spreading the idea and concept of love."
Having toured with The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Gwen Stacy and The Word Alive among others, they have proven their ability to win over any and every audience. We Came As Romans pour their hearts out every night on stage and take "giving 100%" to the next level.
"When kids come to see us, they already know what the songs sound like and know what they're going to hear, it's what they want to see that matters. We seriously give everything into making every show the most heartfelt and real show that we can give," says Moore.
If you haven't already, you'll certainly be hearing a lot about We Came As Romans soon. Trust.
Listen to We Came As Romans
|Dreams EP||2008||Equal Vision Records|
|To Plant A Seed||2009||Equal Vision Records|
|Understanding What We've Grown To Be||2011||Equal Vision Records|