From Ashes Rise - Nightmares (Cover Artwork)

From Ashes Rise

From Ashes Rise: NightmaresNightmares (2003)
Jade Tree Records

Reviewer Rating: 4.5
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At first look, many more ignorant readers may overlook the band "From Ashes Rise" due to it's name....which sounds like it would fit right in with the current flood of "screamo/emo/watever" stuff that I (and most of you) are getting oh so sick of. Nonetheless, it is a cool name and that is where an.
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At first look, many more ignorant readers may overlook the band "From Ashes Rise" due to it's name....which sounds like it would fit right in with the current flood of "screamo/emo/watever" stuff that I (and most of you) are getting oh so sick of. Nonetheless, it is a cool name and that is where any similarities END.

When I put this record in I was hoping for the best and luckily I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, one of the greatest surprises of this quickly closing year. What I hear is like a mix between Discharge and The Hope Conspiracy. The music relies heavily on hardcore and metal influences, but unlike most other bands in this genre there is a very prominent sense of melody and structure to the music. Vocalist Brad Boatright really hits the lyrics hard, with a perfect mix of scream and snarl, while the rest of the band churns out some truely inspired music, not just generic riffs and tired cliches. This is passionate music.

It's very hard for a new hardcore band to catch me and put the hook in, but recently this band...along with The Hope Conspiracy, Converge and the mighty Amen, have restored my faith in the current scene. If you are a fan of hardcore in general you definitely need to check this out.


People who liked this also liked:
Operation Ivy - Operation IvyThe Clash - London CallingPropagandhi - Potemkin City LimitsBlack Flag - My WarTragedy - TragedyConverge - Jane DoeThe Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta!The Faith / Void - Faith/Void/FaithBad Religion - SufferPropagandhi - Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes

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meitang (October 25, 2010)

JULIstone is a China Stone Manufacturer which supply Granite Tile,Paving Stone, Granite Paving, Polished Granite ,may be you can choose something.

arejaypunx (October 22, 2010)

extremely tight and solid hardcore album. Recommended highly.

jimmyjjackamoose (June 12, 2007)

"Good Riddance is the best band ever, and From Ashes Rise is awesome too, give some love for Rise Against, Against Me, and With Honor.... Fucking Amazing!"


tjrocks12 (February 11, 2007)

ya know, i used to listen to good charlotte, simple plan shit. then i heard the song "reaction" the intensity and passion of the song was incredible. it woke something up inside of me. amazing album.

Anonymous (January 27, 2005)

This album rocks like a hurricane.

Anonymous (June 21, 2004)

Here's a photo I took when they played here a couple of days ago;


Th ey're awesome live as well.

ObeyYourParents (June 12, 2004)

"i dont get whats so great about this...."

Perhaps you mean't to comment on a From Autumn To A*ses record? Because From Ashes Rise rock your world like a hurricane. A good release, even if a couple of tracks prod along. Lets just hope this Jade-Tree debut doesn't slow them down.

Anonymous (June 1, 2004)

i dont get whats so great about this....

Anonymous (May 28, 2004)

Baically, this Album kills me whenever I listen to it which has made me dead 7 times today, Ide like to see a cat beat that!.... that was gay. Anyways, GnR are cool in thier own right,even though they are long gon... but not dangerous at all, who the hell says that shit anyways? But... Converge blows...so does Dillinger Escape Plan. The only good band with John Dillingers name in it is Dillinger Four.... "Escape Plan" cant even hold "FOURS" Jock.... and who mentioned From Autom To Ashes.... WORST BAND EVER!!!! Besides that... Good Riddance is the best band ever, and From Ashes Rise is awesome too, give some love for Rise Against, Against Me, and With Honor.... Fucking Amazing!

notfeelingcreative (December 25, 2003)

some of the most amazing crust ever made.

even better than the one with the ring of cheese baked right into it?

Anonymous (December 24, 2003)

some of the most amazing crust ever made

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

The score on that last post was for the idiot's comment. Wrestlecrap.com rules by the way. Guessing some of you already knew that

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

GnR talented? Yes.
Dangerous? No.
They were a bunch of corporate pretty boys who were fucking alcoholics and drug users. They were under control at any given point. Dangerous to themselves and boozed-up 16 year old groupies, but not to anything of importance.

And as much as Slash and crew could play, I dare someone to say the guys in, oh Dillinger Escape Plan for example, are not talented. Fuck off.

notfeelingcreative (December 23, 2003)

I love GNR! But the "huh huh you like good charlotte" insults are getting retarded. When are people going to learn the simple fact: NOBODY LIKES GOOD CHARLOTTE!

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

Uh... Yeah. Good job describing a poltical hardcore band's audience correctly. I know all the squatters and crustys are big time Blink and GC fans, what will we do about it? Maybe lock them in a room and blast testosterone-layered rock through some speakers. Yeah, a singer who acts like a pro-wrestler. Wow, just keeps getting cooler.


PS- That was all sarcasm. The only good thing to do with GnR was Fartz.

Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

i love punk rock but if you honestly dont realize that there was more talent in guns n roses han any band ever reviewed on this site then you are obviously not a musician and you are also stupid. from ashes rise is a good band but 10 years from now no one will remember or care about them. i dont know why im even writing this, the person downtalking gnr is probably a blink 182 fan who has never been laid. gnr was the last dangerous band period, no band reviewed on this shitty site can compare, unless fugazi has been reviewed, fugazi is sick. but you morons probly dont listen to them because you are under the impression that good charrolette is punk.


Anonymous (December 23, 2003)

converge are really bad. plaease dont compare them to from ashes rise ever again. thank you

inagreendase (December 23, 2003)

"3) What is your favorite distro/mailorder?"

The guy that goes to all the hardcore shows in Nassau County.

GreenVandal (December 23, 2003)


DBS just won like 10 points in my punk rock book.

Oh BSD, when will you ever learn? no matter how many times you try to serenade me with hulkster songs, I dont die.

FortyMinutesWest (December 23, 2003)

*to be tossing

FortyMinutesWest (December 22, 2003)


I remember reading that Death by Stereo pretended to tossing copies of their newest album to the crowd, but it was actually the Hulk Hogan and the Wrestling Boot Band CD.

Anonymous (December 22, 2003)

GreenVandal, I got one song for you:

Hulkster in Heaven

I read it in the papers, I saw it on TV
I guess there'll be one empty seat when I wrestle at Wimbely
I used to tear my shirt, but now you've torn my heart
I knew you were a Hulkamaniac right from the very start

You were my friend
I'll see you again
When the Hulkster comes to Heaven
We'll tag up again
The world just lost another Hulkamaniac
I wish Hulk's love could bring you back again
You were my friend
I'll see you again

When I climb back in the ring, you know I'll win this fight
I wish you were here at ringside to cheer me on tonight
The spotlight now grows dim, and now it's not on me
The prayers we said together are still our guarantee


The world just lost, the world just lost
My friend, he's my friend



now stay dead

boba_fett (December 22, 2003)

i have to agree with you there. that was a supreme line.

Anonymous (December 22, 2003)


Greatest thing ever.


GreenVandal (December 22, 2003)

No kid i appreciate that you are fightingmy battles for me, but i will let myself do the talking for mjyself!!1 this is jamie from hatebreed> you are stupid to believe otherwise, andyou think i dont know how to spell my own name?? >???. I want to give thanks the hulkamaniacs that support me and my band. To the haterz, mrs clause is polishing my hardcore reindeer sleigh for action. And yes sickboi, slayer are great. Sincerely,
jamie hatebreed. I think the bottom of that is the funniest thing i have ever red on this site.

GreenVandal (December 22, 2003)

"Yeah, that's like suggesting that we listen to Hulk Hogan and the Traveling Boot Band instead of this..."

Fuck this band, AND ESPECIALLY GnR. Its all about the hulkamaniac. He should open for hatebreed.

boba_fett (December 22, 2003)

good stuff. i dont have this cd yet but judging from the mp3's ive found, its shaping up to be pretty good.

have these guys ever played/going to play in montreal? i'd love to see what theyre like live.

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

"this cds good but i rather be listening to guns n fuckn roses motherfuckas!!!!!!!!!"

Yeah, that's like suggesting that we listen to Hulk Hogan and the Traveling Boot Band instead of this...


Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

Guns N' Roses sucks ass. I saw them once live back in '87 when i was in high school and what a horrible live show....but now that they're long dead (well...in their original form lol) who gives a damn? I can name some mediocre punk bands that would still blow GNR off the stage, let alone a great punk band.

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

this cds good but i rather be listening to guns n fuckn roses motherfuckas!!!!!!!!!...sorry, that probly wont help in your decision. lets hear it for the boston red sox getting curt schilling and keith foulke and probly signing a-rod and ordonez. stop wasting your time with punk rock, its finally dead, be happy with what you have got. fugazi is all we have left and thats fine by me, metal sucks and guns n roses are gods. gnfnr!

Anonymous (December 21, 2003)

the hope conspiracy are the only reason i still listen to hardcore. i wouldnt say f.a.r. sounds like em though. this cds cool with me though, i like the old stuff better, but its good to still have em around. the patriots are going to win the superbowl, you heard it hear first.

notfeelingcreative (December 20, 2003)

Um, I don't know.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

it's pretty bad when YO MAMMA's sarcasm is cliched. hm? what do you think of that?


notfeelingcreative (December 20, 2003)

It's pretty bad when even the sarcasm on this site is becoming cliche (see post below).

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

Screamo and Hardcore ROCK!!! Are they related to From Autumn to Ashes? I love them theyre soo hardcore...

- Dieslow

( Correction to reveiw... The Mighty Converge* )

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

launch.com is pretty good radio, i'm listening right now and the 5 last songs i've heard has been minor threat, shai hulud, hot water music, deathcab for cutie and the descendents.

FortyMinutesWest (December 20, 2003)

GISM! I remember hearing them a long time ago when sonicnet used to have that thing where you could make your own radio station. They actually had a diverse and quality selection of bands too.

ryan- (December 20, 2003)

I agree with the list of bands that people have been posting, I just recently started getting into the scene I guess you could say. I want to mention some good japanese hc/crust stuff too like GISM, D.S.B., Death Side, etc. all really good imo, anyone recommend any others? I think I've listened to all the stuff mentioned except DS-13, thanks.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

Varukers don't suck.

Get From Ashes Rise split with Victims


Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

the Varukers suck, but Arrested Development were really talented. Speech's solo career never really took off though.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

I've heard of I Quit!, but to be honest I have never actually listened to them. If they are anything like DS-13 then I will shit my pants.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

To the guy three or four posts below me...

Nice list of swedish core! Have you ever listened to a band called I Quit! ? Fun fast thrash, kind of like DS-13 with a mess of other influences. Great stuff!

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

Wow, lots of people into hardcore on this thread. Awesome. Okay, while we are all here...may I have a show of hands?

1) Anyone out there like a band called No Comment?

2) Anyone out there like a band called Dystopia?

3) What is your favorite distro/mailorder?


notfeelingcreative (December 20, 2003)

Yeah, His Hero Is Gone and skitsystem great idea! Wow, I just realized all of the albums I haven't listened to in a while! I've been alternating between the Varukers and Arrested Development (lol)!

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

This is an amazing fucking album. Like someone previously had said, if you like these guys check out Tragedy, World Bruns to Death, His Hero is gone, Totalitar, DS-13, Los Crudos, Deaththreat, and really anything of the Swedish harcore variety like Skitsystem.

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

and to continue my thread, BSD - in the first interview we talk about the mighty DISCHARGE

and yes, this was in my Top 5 of 2003, at an admirable #3...

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

ooh and in the first link i put, they discuss their name a bit and how they came BEFORE all the bullshit...

Anonymous (December 20, 2003)

these guys are fuckin awesome...i've done it before, but for those who missed it (and care) here are a couple interviews with them:

http://skratchmagazine.com/interviews/INTfromashesr ise.php



Read or die

some1 (December 20, 2003)

no, you should just listen to those two mp3s over and over again.

sk8punx4evr (December 20, 2003)

if i downloaded the 2 songs of theirs from jade tree, and i liked them, should i buy this cd?

notfeelingcreative (December 19, 2003)

If I could give this album a score higher than 10, it would get that!

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

Thank the powers (long may they hold court; long may they shit light on the heads of the damned) for a new hardcore rekkid. Thank the powers that the record is also of the good and just sort. Chalk this fucker up with the Caustic Christ LP, Municipal Waste LP, and the fucking Yacopsae/sanity's dawn split as the best of the year. Word up in this!


Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

Amazing album, but a fairly weak review. Do people even research their reviews before writing them? Hope Conspiracy and Converge?? FAR have NOTHING in common with those bands. And they have two vocalists. They are not a new band, this is simply just the newest album.

Other than these flaws, the reviewer is right. This album is incredible. It is extremely passionate music as I'm sure a ton of effort went into every aspect of this album. FAR are more along the lines of 'crusty' hardcore like TRAGEDY or WORLD BURNS to DEATH. Apocolypitc, angry and hopeless lyrics combined with pounding rhythms, throbbing tempos changes and breckneck 'd-beat' make for a wonderful hardcore experience.

This is easily one of my favourite hardcore albums of 2003 by a long shot.

FortyMinutesWest (December 19, 2003)

This is probably in my top ten for the year, great stuff...

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

amazing hardcore band, youd didn't mention ETID in the hardcore acts that you have been into though, you should check out hot damn , their latest, it's really really good.

sickboi (December 19, 2003)

I agree.

Uh-oh, BSD. I think this is the final sign of the apocalypse.

Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

The magnificent drumming should also be noted... Brilliant... Double guitar hardcore, and political. Great shizz.


Anonymous (December 19, 2003)

GREAT CD. One of the songs sounds like "Decontrol" by Discharge.


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