In the Wake of Determination

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In the Wake of Determination
Studio album by Story of the Year
Released October 11, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Melodic hardcore,[1] post-hardcore, punk rock, hard rock
Length 45:23
Label Maverick
Producer Steve Evetts
Story of the Year chronology
Live In the Lou/Bassassins
(2005)Live In the Lou/Bassassins2005
In the Wake of Determination
The Black Swan
(2008)The Black Swan2008
Singles from In the Wake of Determination
  1. "We Don't Care Anymore"
    Released: August 16, 2005
  2. "Take Me Back"
    Released: January 17, 2006

In the Wake of Determination is the second studio album by American rock band Story of the Year. The album is much heavier sounding than their debut album Page Avenue.


"We Don't Care Anymore" was released to radio on August 16, 2005.[2] It was released on October 11, 2005[3] through Maverick.[4] The band did a number of radio shows, as well as headlining shows with support from Stretch Arm Strong, in December.[4] "Take Me Back" was released to radio on January 17, 2006.[2]

In January 2006, the group went tour with Every Time I Die, From First to Last, He Is Legend and Adair.[5] On January 19, a music video was released for "Take Me Back".[6] From February to April, the band went on the 2006 edition of the Taste of Chaos tour.[7] Also in April, the band went on tour of the UK with Stretch Arm Strong.[8] In July, the band went on a tour of Canada alongside Hawthorne Heights and Anberlin.[9] In October and November, the band went on a tour of the U.S. alongside Anberlin, Greeley Estates and Monty Are I.[10]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

Even though In the Wake of Determination did not sell as well as Page Avenue, it reached number 19 on The Billboard 200.[11]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dan Marsala and Adam Russell, all music composed by Ryan Philips.

No. Title Length
1. "We Don't Care Anymore" 3:31
2. "Take Me Back" 4:07
3. "Our Time Is Now" 4:08
4. "Taste the Poison" 3:44
5. "Stereo" 3:31
6. "Five Against the World" 3:13
7. "Sleep" 4:13
8. "Meathead" 2:25
9. "March of the Dead" 3:49
10. "Pay Your Enemy" 3:09
11. "Wake Up the Voiceless" 4:18
12. ""Is This My Fate?" He Asked Them" 5:00
13. "A Silent Murder / Slow Jam" (hidden track) (omitted on digital download editions) 2:36
Total length: 47:59


Story of the Year


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  2. ^ a b "FMQB Airplay Archive: Modern Rock". Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report, Incorporated. Archived from the original on March 22, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dropping Determination". Alternative Press. October 13, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Story Of The Year to tour w/Stretch Arm Strong in December". Alternative Press. November 9, 2005. Retrieved June 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Story Of The Year touring w/Every Time I Die, From First To Last". Alternative Press. December 19, 2005. Retrieved June 25, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Story Of The Year post "Take Me Back" video". Alternative Press. January 19, 2006. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Taste Of Chaos confirms date-by-date band lineups". Alternative Press. January 13, 2006. Retrieved June 26, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Story Of The Year and Stretch Arm Strong heading to U.K.". Alternative Press. February 21, 2006. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Hawthorne Heights/Story Of The Year Canadian tour this July". Alternative Press. April 12, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Story Of The Year finalize tour with Anberlin, Greeley Estates". Alternative Press. September 15, 2006. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Artist Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2008-05-23. 

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