When Dying Souls Scream Praise

An Album By

Grave Declaration

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This album is amazing—symphonic unblack metal with great guitar riffs, awesome arrangements, and beautiful keyboards.

I loved their 2008 EP The Nightshift Worshiper, but this album far exceeded my expectations. The vocals are more blackened and slightly less guttural than the EP, and the arrangements flow nicely. Overall, this was better than expected and will probably end up being one of my favorite albums of the year.

I can honestly say that the only thing lacking was a full-on symphony. This album is a must-have for all fans of the genre!


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Photo by Alex Krauss

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Atreyu's Baptism

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.


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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

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.


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