One of the most interesting releases in the Pluto Records catalog featured two bands on the opposite ends of the rock spectrum. Dreaming of the Fifth seamlessly fuse wonderful guitar work, emotionally strained vocals, and catchy rhythms, a la' Elliot, Mineral, and Jimmy Eat World. To contrast the harmony of emotion in Dreaming of the Fifth's music is Evelynn, whose off-time and gritty metal-hardcore has earned them plenty of respect as a busy live band. For fans of Dillinger Escape Plan and Botch. Members from both bands went on to start or play in a number of notable bands including As I Lay Dying, Between The Buried And Me, Wovenwar, Oh Sleeper, This Will Destroy You, and Baring Teeth.
released November 13, 2001
Recorded at The Wart Hog Studios by Adam Van Wart and Deep Ellum Studios.
Mastered at Crystal Clear Sound by Nolan Brett.
Art/Photography/Layout/Design by Daniel Davison.
Additional layout by Darren Paul.
Eveylnn was at the time of this recording:
Shane Blay - Guitar
Jason Roe - Drums
Scott Cooper - Vocals
Kyle Magnon - Guitar
Mike Lyman - Bass
Dreaming of the Fifth was at the time of this recording:
Brad Watts - Vocals/Guitar
Patrick Gathings - Drums
John Romero - Guitar
Donovan Jones - Bass
supported by 8 fans who also own “Dreaming of the Fifth / Evelynn”
This is the album that got me into Zao. I had heard Splinter, Blood, and Liberate, but they didn't really do it for me (although I did enjoy the listen). Cue the first track on this album. Within the first 30 seconds I knew I had to have it. Bought the cd within the day. This album is a whole 'nother beast.
Oh, and the clean vocals? SPOT ON. TheSpyHunter
supported by 7 fans who also own “Dreaming of the Fifth / Evelynn”
Respect to Zao for letting their love and passion for music surpass the harshness of their critics back in the day for their sound, this is a band that deserves the overlook of their personal beliefs even if you don’t particularly hold them yourself. Josh H.