Singer Kevin Young is quickly closing in on 20 years of metal ministry as Disciple. Gone are any nu metal trappings, as well as former band members Tim and Brad, but his younger band has found a cohesive sound and yet still sounds like Disciple. The album hits hard with heavy rockers like “Outlaws,” the title track, “Unstoppable,” the punk guitar-fueled “The One” and “Kings,” which brings to mind Rob Zombie, tempered by the trio of songs “Once and For All,” “Someday” and “Draw the Line,” which sound like they were made for rock radio. (As an aside, why do all Christian radio stations play whiny pop music and adult CCM? As Twisted Sister used to say, “I wanna rock!”) Hard to classify, much like their peers Project 86, yet O God Save Us All shows a band that is biblically based and ready to bring the rock. Recommended.
With influences that span Miles Davis and Stravinsky to Geddy Lee and Les Claypool, jazz metal force Imperial Triumphant is the epitome of genre-bending. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt spoke with the band about their unique style, the massive bass presence in their music, and the rise and fall of civilization.Full Feature More from Imperial Triumphant
At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.Full Feature More from Atreyu
Death metal is no longer strictly a one-kind-of-sound genre but a cloud under which many elements have formed. We have assembled five must-hear death metal acts you should be listening to now, each distinctly set apart from another in form, yet still brethren in the death metal community.Full Feature More from In-Conquered
When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.Full Feature More from Guardian