The City Sleeps in Flames

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The City Sleeps in Flames
Scary Kids Scaring Kids - The City Sleeps In Flames.jpg
Studio album by Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Released June 28, 2005
Recorded February–March 2005
Genre Post-hardcore, emo
Length 40:14
Label Immortal
Producer Brian McTernan
Scary Kids Scaring Kids chronology
After Dark
(2005)After Dark2005
The City Sleeps in Flames
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
(2007) Scary Kids Scaring Kids2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

The City Sleeps in Flames is the debut studio album by American post-hardcore band Scary Kids Scaring Kids, released through Immortal Records on June 28, 2005. The album produced three music videos, for the songs "The Only Medicine", "My Darkest Hour" and "The City Sleeps in Flames". The title of the album and the song "The City Sleeps in Flames" refers to the group's loss of structure in their lives, creating a new one on the road.[2] The cover recalls the final scene of the movie Fight Club. The song "The World as We Know It" makes a reference to the movie 28 Days Later ("A virus known as Rage is brutally destroying and spreading all over the place").

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The City Sleeps in Flames" – 4:01
  2. "The Only Medicine" – 2:51
  3. "The World As We Know It" – 3:02
  4. "What's Said Is Done" – 3:45
  5. "Just a Taste" – 3:52
  6. "My Darkest Hour" – 3:29
  7. "Drowning You in Fear" – 3:12
  8. "The Bright Side of Suffering" – 4:02
  9. "Empty Glasses" – 2:50
  10. "Faith in the Knife" – 3:27
  11. "A Breath of Sunshine" – 5:45
  12. "What's Up Now" (iTunes Bonus Track) - 4:25


  • Tyson Stevens - lead vocals, guitars, bass guitar
  • Pete Costa - drums, percussion
  • Chad Crawford - rhythm and lead guitars, vocals
  • DJ Wilson - guitars, bass guitar
  • Steve Kirby - lead and rhythm guitars
  • Pouyan Afkary - keyboards, programming, backing vocals