Goddamn this shit is HEAVY. Check out Thai deathcore band Dreams of Mad Children on their brand new track entitled ‘X’. The band began back in 2012 when a bunch of students of Mahidol University came together literally for a school music project. In the process, the band saw great chemistry and took the opportunity to take things further producing the album ‘Massacre of The Oligarchs’.
The lyrics mainly revolve around the brutal, unforgiving, and extreme metaphors in opposition to oppression, deception, corruption, and control, giving out the sounds of the early and golden days deathcore. DOMC marked the rise of the Thai death metal/hardcore scene playing and touring with the likes of Suicide Silence, The Black Dahlia Murder, Born of Osiris, As Blood Runs Black, Upon A Burning Body, and more. The band went through a dramatic breakup in 2016 but was reformed in late 2019 with a change of two guitarists. Even now with the one and only album available and cycled throughout the years, DOMC’s live performances are absolutely unique and phenomenal, where the spectacles came to be popular within the scenes, especially in Thailand.
Today, their new single, “X” was released.
This song regards the seeking of self-benefits derived from norms that have shaped societies into what they are, only to ultimately feel the pain of losing everything including the self. The band also released this heartfelt statement updating the world about the band:
“Well here it is, the moment we’ve been waiting for. We mark this moment as something pretty emotional for us. DOMC has been somewhat inactive for a long time, and what a time to be back amongst this worldwide chaotic situation. I’m sure it hasn’t been easy for most of us, but this proves that it does not stop us, and we will continue to fight whatever is in front of us for the sake of passion.
Personally, we all know that hardships can be put at ease by various things, and as simple as that may be sometimes people do not notice that it’s right there in front of them.
That answer, friends, is music.
We hope more or less our music will be a lift and a release for you, especially during these hard times.
Don’t look elsewhere, look within yourself, and be who you are. Stay who you are. Do what feels good. Do what feels right! This song is dedicated to you all, to those that are caught up within societal norms and have strayed from the path to feel the need for certain gains. Gains from fictions created by humans. A lot of them are not real, but you’ve been made to feel that they are.
A lot of the times, when you are so-called “successful,” you realize that you’ve lost so many things along the way, and happiness would only last for so long, only to expect more.
Focus on what’s in front of you. Look deep inside yourself, and ask, what is meaningful to you? If you can primarily be one with that meaning, you are content. If you are content, you are fulfilled.
We hope more or less, that X will have an impact on your life. After all, we write music, we draw pictures, we perform on stage, because we want to say what we have to say through the ways of our passion, in order to make a better place in all of us.
Here’s to good things, and understanding life.
DOMC would like to thank everybody who made this happen. We would like to date back to the very beginning from ex-band members to all the different promoters and sponsors to all the media people and to all the backstage and touring crew, you are all a part of our journey.”