Pray For Hayden

Pray For Hayden
Death of Me

Starting with the fast-paced ‘Death of Me’, Pray for Hayden demonstrate an excellent grasp of near-EMO rock. There’s chunky bass and creative drumming, and the guitars add loads of variety to an already diverse track, although I’m a little dubious of the lead vocal, it’s come together really well with plenty of punch when required and a good level of contrast.

‘Pictures of You’ and ‘Don’t Panic’ are a bit more emotional and capture a certain amount of the vocal intensity of My Chemical Romance, which works really well for this band. It actually sounds more honest and exposed and has a rawness and intensity that ups the appeal in a big way.

If Jimmy Eat World appeared on Radio 1’s Live Lounge and played a Hell is for Heroes track – this is what it might sound like.

Watch Pray For Hayden – ‘Death Of Me’.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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