Folky in some songs, country in others, Ghost Ship’s The Good King is the second full-length release from mega-church Mars Hill Music’s worship bands. The Good King has hints of Ben Folds Five/Ryan Adams meets Jesus, and others are more pop-rock. While the album may be a bit too varied stylistically, it is well-written and doesn’t fall into your “typical” worship album category. “Jude Doxology” and “Son of David” are particularly beautiful tunes. If you enjoy unique pop-rock worship, flecked with elements of folk and piano, you will enjoy this album.
Black metal may not be the first thing on your mind when you think of Portugal, but GAEREA is here to change that. HM contributing writer Andrew Voigt sat down with GAEREA to discuss the band’s music, their mysterious name and image, and how office work can be art.Full Feature More from Gaerea
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