Terrible as the Dawn began as the collaboration between Stephen (drums, vocals) and Caroline (guitar, vocals). With both possessing broad musical backgrounds, the pair referred to their longstanding passion for hardcore and metal in creating the musical vision for Terrible as the Dawn to capture the emotional intensity and urgency that is fundamental to their personalities. Initially formed as a straightforward punk band, Stephen and Caroline’s strong compatibility and creative ambition quickly drove them to develop a unified musical vision incorporating elements of grindcore, post-metal, and indie rock.
Terrible as the Dawn’s music combines heavy, intricate guitar work, crushing blast beats and screeching vocals with a sense of melody, structure and texture that recalls 90’s indie rock. The sound they’ve cultivated references the heaviness of Botch, the frantic intensity of Circle Takes the Square, and the swirling, immersive guitar sounds of My Bloody Valentine.