Homestuck Vol. 5 is the second official Homestuck album (following the merging and rerelease of volumes 1-4). Previously, it was the sixth, following the first four volumes and Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead. It is preceded by Midnight Crew: Drawing Dead and followed by Alternia on the Homestuck Bandcamp.
At 65 tracks, Vol. 5 is the longest album in the official Homestuck music canon.
As a massive album comprised of tracks from all of the music team members at the time, Homestuck Vol. 5 is the first main Homestuck volume to feature songs which had until its release not appeared in the comic. While several would see appearances in Homestuck in Act 4 and beyond, many have remained exclusive to Vol. 5 even after the comic's conclusion.
Vol. 5 Anthology Edit
The main Vol. 1-10 album series have individual original track art by fans of the comic, with the except of Homestuck Vol. 1-4 (which uses panels from the comic itself as track art) and Vol. 5 (which has no individual track art).
On April 13, 2017, a group of fans published the Vol. 5 Anthology, a set of unofficial fan-made track art for Homestuck Vol. 5. The artwork is available for individual download on the Vol. 5 Anthology Tumblr over a series of 8 posts.
Track list Edit
There is no individual track art for this album.
- Homestuck Vol. 5 originally featured 71 tracks on account of an 18th music artist named Jared Micks. Though responsible for five original tracks, Micks's sixth track, "Endless Heart", was revealed to be a non-consensual remastering of Draggor's "Heart of the Creator". Upon this discovery, Micks was removed from the team and all of his tracks were taken off the album, despite him attributing this action to a simple uploading mistake.
- "Savior of the Waking World", the third track on Vol. 5, marks the first appearance of "Penumbra Phantasm", an elusive song by Toby "Radiation" Fox which has been quoted in a number of songs throughout Homestuck's musical history. It has attained memetic status among Homestuck fans, but has yet to see an official release and may well never.
- Though Vol. 5 originally lacked art for each individual track, a group of fans launched the Homestuck Vol. 5 Track Art Fan Anthology in 2016 and 2017. As a result of their efforts, a full collection of art now exists corresponding with each song on the album.