Through 5 distinct records and subtle stylistic changes, post-hardcore band We Came As Romans have made a huge name for themselves in the music scene, culminating in 2017’s career-defining Cold Like War album. The tragically devastating passing of vocalist Kyle Pavone just a few months ago was certainly heartbreaking – even his haunting second-to-last tweet still sends chills down the spine.
We’re excited to count down 10 of the band’s best songs. At least one song has been culled from each of the band’s 5 full-lengths to date, and there might even be a few surprises in here as well. Take a read below. Feel free to agree, disagree, etc.
Having crossed paths many times over the years, the careers of both Tyler Carter and the late Kyle Pavone of We Came As Romans have become almost interwoven in the modern post-hardcore scene. A short time ago, the Issues frontman released a new video honoring Kyle, where he talks about Kyle’s life and that his untimely death is, in his words, “hard to accept”. It’s a genuinely heartfelt video, so if you have the time to watch it, it’s highly recommended.
We Came As Romans will be celebrating the life of Kyle Pavone with a special tribute show on October 28th. The lineup includes August Burns Red’s Jake Luhrs; Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins; I Prevail’s Eric Vanlerberghe, members of Born of Osiris, For Today, and Nick Sampson. For more info, visit the Kyle Pavone Foundation.
The recent, tragic passing of We Came As Romans’ Kyle Pavone has been met with an outpouring of support from the music community, with tributes to his life coming from friends, family, and the musicians/bands Kyle toured with over the years. While it’s clear Kyle left this world too soon, he accomplished many things that most musicians will never touch – sold out tours, hundreds of thousands of records sold, and a voice that surely has influenced others to start their own projects.
The remaining members of WCAR, after deciding to go ahead with their tour supporting Bullet For My Valentine, made good on their promise in St. Louis Monday night. The band performed “Lost In The Moment”, among other fan favorites, and the spirit of Kyle is clearly still with the band. Watch the below videos for proof, thanks to our friends at Music Mayhem.
Longtime We Came As Romans vocalist Kyle Pavone has passed away at the age of 28. Details are scarce at the moment, but the band has a released a statement, which you can find below. Truly a tragedy for friends, family, and anyone that knew him – over the last few years, his voice in particular is one that had surely come into his own, especially on Cold Like War, which ranks as some of the most accomplished We Came As Romans material to date.