Fear Before (album)

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Fear Before
Studio album by Fear Before
Released October 28, 2008[1]
Recorded Johnny Cab Studios, London Bridge Studio June/July 2008[1] in Seattle, WA
Genre Experimental rock, post-hardcore
Length 38:32
Label Equal Vision
Producer Casey Bates
Fear Before chronology
The Always Open Mouth
(2006)The Always Open Mouth2006
Fear Before
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk.net (82%) [2]
Allmusic 2/5 stars [3]
Alt Press 3.5/5 stars [4]
Daily Dischord 4.5/5 stars [5]

Fear Before is the fourth and final full-length album by the experimental rock band, Fear Before. The album was released on October 28, 2008, by Equal Vision Records and was produced by Casey Bates and recorded at Johnny Cab Studios and London Bridge studio in Seattle.[1] This is the first album on which they do not use their former name "Fear Before the March of Flames".

On September 22, 2008, the band released the song "Fear Before Doesn't Listen To People Who Don't Like Them" in mp3 format exclusively to those on their mailing list. The song is now on their MySpace.

From October 20, 2008, to October 21, 2008, the full album was available for streaming on the band's Last.fm page.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Tree Man" 3:16
2. "I'm Fine Today" 4:20
3. "Fear Before Doesn't Listen to People Who Don't Like Them" 3:39
4. "Get Your Life Together" 3:32
5. "Jabberwocky" 4:59
6. "Everything's Not Shitty" 4:15
7. "Tycho" 3:35
8. "Bad Days" 4:07
9. "Stay Weird" 3:33
10. "Review Our Lives (Epic)" 3:24


Fear Before

  • Adam R. Fisher – guitars, keyboards, vocals, programming
  • Clayton "Goose" Holyoak – drums
  • Michael L. Madruga – bass guitar
  • David M. Marion – vocals
  • Zachary M. Hutchings – guitars

Guest vocals


  • Produced and engineered by Casey Bates
  • Mastered by Will Quinnell
  • Art by David Bell

Additional information[edit]

The song "Jabberwocky" is named after the Jabberwocky nonsense poem written by Lewis Carroll. This is the first album where former drummer Brandon Proff does not provide artwork and also the first album not to have some form of skyscrapers on the cover. Instead, David Bell who directed the music video for "Taking Cassandra to the End of the World Party" provides artwork. Also, this is the first album where the majority of the lyrics are written by the lead vocalist, David Marion. On previous albums, the lead guitarist and back up vocalist Adam Rupert Fisher wrote the majority of the lyrics.


  1. ^ a b c "Fear Before Self-Titled Album In Stores October 28th : Equal Vision Records". Equalvision.com. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Fear Before - Fear Before - Album Review". AbsolutePunk.net. October 28, 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lee, Cosmo (October 28, 2008). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alternative Press | Reviews". Altpress.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "Last.fm page". Last.fm. June 26, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012. 

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