To Plant a Seed

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To Plant a Seed
We Came as Romans To Plant a Seed cover.jpg
Studio album by We Came as Romans
Released November 3, 2009
Genre Metalcore, post-hardcore, symphonic metal
Length 36:31
Label Equal Vision
Producer Joey Sturgis
We Came as Romans chronology
Dreams
(2008)Dreams2008
To Plant a Seed
(2009)
Understanding What We've Grown to Be
(2011)Understanding What We've Grown to Be2011
Singles from To Plant a Seed
  1. "To Plant a Seed"
    Released: December 21, 2009
  2. "To Move On Is to Grow"
    Released: May 20, 2010

To Plant a Seed is the debut album by We Came as Romans. It was released by Equal Vision Records on November 3, 2009 and was produced by Joey Sturgis. Artwork for the album was done by Paul Romano to which coincides to We Came as Romans' positive message as explained by guitarist Joshua Moore that the lyrical themes on To Plant a Seed are based-up spreading this message.[1] A deluxe edition of the album was released on January 18, 2011 which includes one bonus track and a DVD entitled To Plant a DVD.[2]

The songs "Dreams" and "Intentions" were re-recorded from the band's Dreams EP.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk (64%)[3]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press 1.5/5 stars[5]
Review Rinse Repeat 1.5/5 stars[6]
SputnikMusic 3/5 stars[7]
Ultimate Guitar Archive (9.1/10)[8]

Cover[edit]

The album cover depicts a "very innocent looking boy in which the 'seed' has been planted in his mind and it grows to his heart, out of his palms and becomes branches" as described by Moore.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Joshua Moore and Dave Stephens.

No. Title Length
1. "To Plant a Seed" 3:51
2. "Broken Statues" 3:41
3. "Intentions" (featuring Tyler "Telle" Smith) 3:01
4. "Roads That Don't End and Views That Never Cease" 3:49
5. "Dreams" 4:15
6. "We Are the Reasons" 3:43
7. "Beliefs" 4:06
8. "I Will Not Reap Destruction" 3:58
9. "Searching, Seeking, Reaching, Always" 2:56
10. "An Ever-Growing Wonder" 3:57
Total length: 36:31

To Plant a DVD chapter listings

  • 01. Intro
  • 02. To Plant a Seed (Live)
  • 03. Making the Band
  • 04. Intentions (Live)
  • 05. Music with Meaning
  • 06. We Are the Reasons (Live)
  • 07. Tour Life
  • 08. To Move On Is to Grow (Live)
  • 09. Wacko Jacko
  • 10. Roads That Don't End And Views That Never Cease (Live)
  • 11. Credits
  • 12. To Move On Is to Grow (Video)

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 175
U.S. Billboard Hard Rock Albums 13
U.S. Billboard Independent Albums 25
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 6

Personnel[edit]

We Came as Romans
Production
  • Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Joey Sturgis
  • Additional editing by Nick Sampson
  • Programming and additional keys by Joey Sturgis
  • Art direction, artwork and design by Paul Romano
  • Photography by Phil Mamula
  • Management by Matthew Stewart & Mike Mowery for Outerloop Management
  • Booking by JJ Cassiere for The Kirby Organisation
  • A&R by D. Sandshaw

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Equal Vision Records WCAR
  2. ^ "To Plant A Seed [Deluxe Edition] [+Video]". Amazon. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=1405991
  4. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "To Plant a Seed – We Came as Romans". AllMusic. Retrieved 3 September 2015. [The] first full-length release by We Came as Romans is a hardcore album with a twist. ... Those looking to bang their head will still find plenty of traditional hardcore elements here, particularly the horror-movie screaming of frontman Dave Stevens, but To Plant a Seed is more concerned with establishing the band’s unique identity. 
  5. ^ Schreurs, Jason (January 2010). "File Under: Mainstream Underground". Alternative Press. Cleveland, Ohio: Alternative Press Magazines Inc. (258): 96. ISSN 1065-1667. 
  6. ^ To Plant a Seed review Review Rinse Repeat
  7. ^ To Plant a Seed review Sputnikmusic
  8. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/reviews/compact_discs/we_came_as_romans/to_plant_a_seed/index.html