ATFR didn't really seem to meet the criteria of "Metalcore". Many aspects were too heavy, and there were not many clean vocals, as there is in most metalcore. So, the band completely dumped all previously written songs, and started over from scratch. The band is now considered Deathcore, which combines brutal lyrics, and screams, with heavy rythmic guitar riffs, fast, in your face, intricate drums, heavy "low" bass, and the optional keys with the "ooh's and Ahh's".
As The Fallen Rise released a 5 song EP in July of 2009, titled Wake Up. This CD didn't pull in much attention due to the fact that the band started not long there before, and the music was rushed. However, after about a year of writing, and playing shows, there is a desire in the music fanbase of Indiana for a new release. The band currently has 7 songs and is in the process of writing 3 more songs. after the songs are complete, ATFR is hitting the studio.
Not only is ATFR known for their brutality in lyrical/ musical form, they have been rumored to put on an amazing show as well. ATFR rehearses choreography, recently, almost as much as they do their music. The members believe that when you want to listen to music, you can go out and buy a cd; but, when you go to a show, you go to not only Hear the band, but, to see the band as well. Music is only half the battle. If you simply go on stage and stand still, you could be playing some of the beastliest breakdowns known to mankind, but if you're not into it, no one else will be either.