We Came As Romans

We Came As Romans
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2014 / 2016


United States


When Paris was hit in November of 2015, these guys were on tour with One Ok Rock, who decided to cancel their show in Antwerp. The fact that We Came as Romans did show up earned them tons of respect. The 2014 GMM debut of this American melodic metalcore sextet from Troy, Michigan, was also a memorable occasion and two years later they’re back for more. The clean vocals of singer/guitarist David Stephens and co-singer Kyle Pavone’s explosive screams are a very powerful combination, especially live on stage. After their 2013 release ‘Tracing Back Roots’ topped the US indie charts, they went on to release the eponymous ‘We Came As Romans’ (2015), with more focus on the melodic aspect and not so much on metalcore. It’ll be interesting to see what that means in a live setting. (Text: Nick Tronckoe / Translation: Nick Devos)