You may recall how U2 used to wave a white flag back in that band’s early concert days, which is why the Passion collective’s latest release, Passion: White Flag, carries with it a deep sense of déjà vu. When Chris Tomlin closes the track by telling the crowd that this is their moment, he even sounds like a Texas Bono. With that said, though, this album is nevertheless a fine collection of praise songs. It’s dominated by Tomlin’s singing, but also includes contributions from a few other notable artists. Christy Nockels, for instance, particularly brings a Hillsong vibe to two of her tracks, “You Revive Me” and “How I Love You.” Matt Redman’s “10,000 Reasons” piano ballad is a memorable quiet moment, while David Crowder*Band (RIP) shines with “All This Glory.” The album opens with “Not Ashamed” and then followed up that declaration with unashamed praise and worship, which is the kind of banner we can all get behind.
After an eight year hiatus, Love and Death return with 'Perfectly Preserved,' an eclectic and personal release for nu-metal icon and frontman Brian 'Head' Welch. Still at the heart of it all, the man with the dreads details his life in the spotlight after returning to Korn, the launch of a holistic recovery center, and his spearheading of an autobiographical documentary. As fresh as he's ever been at 50 years old, he's still got more to give.Full Feature More from Love and Death
On Age of the Abstract's new EP, 'Rebirth,' the duo explores what a new sound looks like apart from the day-job in Canidria. Here, contributing writer Andrew Voigt talks with Julio Arias about influence, vision, and how writing in the wake of his father's death propelled the band forward.Full Feature More from Age of the Abstract
Often referred to as “unblack” in the Christian world, it can be difficult to find your way around when you're first getting started with the genre. We're here to help. Already a fan? Great: We're here to take you deeper. These are the best faith-based black metal artists to listen to right now.Full Feature More from A Hill To Die Upon
After being together for a quarter of a century, they've been called Illuminati, fundamentalists, and even fascists. Now, with their first new album in seven years, 'Marching Out of Babylon,' they're honed in more than ever, a steadfast and evolved version of themselves. Andrew Voigt digs a little deeper into the Swedish band's roots, uncovers the narratives on the new release, and finds out how a little playground spat brought the band together.Full Feature More from Pantokrator