Realis (album)

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Reali album cover.jpg
Studio album by A Hope for Home
ReleasedMarch 30, 2010
RecordedJanuary 2010 at Red Room Studios and Robots Ate My Studio
GenreSludge metal, post-metal
ProducerChris Common, Dan McCall, A Hope for Home
A Hope for Home chronology
The Everlasting Man
In Abstraction
Professional ratings
Review scores
Absolute Punk(88%) [1]
Jesus Freak Hideout3/5 stars [2]
The New Review4/5 stars [3]
Sputnik4.5/5 stars [4]
Under The Gun9/10 stars [5]

Realis is the third studio album by A Hope for Home. It was released on March 30, 2010 through Facedown Records.[6]

Writing and recording[edit]

The band began the writing for Realis in September 2009 in a practice space in Beaverton, Oregon. Written in half the time of their previous album, The Everlasting Man, Realis was "a lot more focused and cohesive".[7]

Speaking of the album, guitarist and vocalist Matthew Ellis stated:

Ellis also stated:

The album was recorded throughout January 2010 at the "Red Room Studios" in Seattle, WA and at "Robots Ate My Studio" in Camas, Washington. For the drum tracking and mixing of the record, A Hope for Home recruited the help of drummer Chris Common (These Arms Are Snakes). Ellis stated, "Chris is such an amazing producer and it was such a blessing to be able to work with him. He runs a studio in Seattle with my favorite producer, Matt Bayles, and those guys have done records by bands like Botch and Isis, and it was insane to work with them".[10]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by A Hope for Home; all music composed by A Hope for Home.

2."The Overman"3:06
3."Withering Branches"3:40
4."The Machine Stops"4:05
5."No Light"4:38
6."Post Tenebras Lux"5:52
7."First Light of Dawn"4:24
8."The Crippling Fear"4:08
9."The Warmth of the Heavens"2:16
Total length:51:09


A Hope for Home
  • Nathan Winchell – vocals
  • Matthew Ellis – guitar, vocals
  • Tanner Morita – guitar
  • Dan McCall – bass
  • Lance Taylor – drums
  • Eric Gerrard - keyboard, programming
Additional musicians
  • Jacek Gillespie - vocals on "First Light of Dawn"
  • Produced by Dan McCall
  • Vocals, guitars, and pianos recorded by Dan McCall
  • Drum tracking and mixing by Chris Common
  • Mastered by Troy Glessner
  • Art direction A Hope for Home
  • Art design by Tanner Morita


  1. ^ Aaron, Jeremy. "Review:A Hope for Home - Realis". Absolute Punk. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  2. ^ Weaver, Michael. "Review:A Hope For Home - Realis". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  3. ^ Tallman, Ryan. "Review:A Hope For Home - Realis". The New Review. Archived from the original on 30 November 2011. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Review:A Hope For Home - Realis". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  5. ^ Judd, Nerissa. "Review:A Hope for Home - Realis". Under The Gun. Retrieved 3 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Realis at Amazon". Amazon. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  7. ^ "Pure Grain Audio Interview". Pure Grain Audio. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  8. ^ "Bands On Fire article on Realis". Bands On Fire. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Pure Grain Audio interview with Matthew Ellis". Pure Grain Audio. Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Pure Grain Audio Interview". Pure Grain Audio. Retrieved 13 September 2011.