When I first kicked off The Darker Shades of White, I had high hopes. There’s nothing like an aural assault from the kick-off of a record. Corpus Christi brings it from the start, similar to Pantera’s The Great Southern Trendkill. The record continues to impress (love the intro riff to “It’s Always Darkest Before Dawn”), but as it progresses, CC starts to layer in actual singing. When it does, with the intricate guitar work behind the melodies, it reminds me a lot of Killswitch Engage. It’s a great record for a young band, and I only look forward to catching them live. Great technical skill with solid melodies. (And by the way, Corpus Christi means “body of Christ” in Latin. It’s not just a city in Texas.).