Updated 12/15: Influenced by European metalcore bands (such as Arkangel and Heaven Shall Burn) and blended with classics (such as Slayer, The Haunted and At The Gates), Saving Grace’s new single, “Ablaze,” is a haunting, melodic slab of modern metal.

Lyrically centered on the ever-present fire of God inside each one of us, Saving Grace’s guitarist and main lyricist Vasely Sapunov explains:

We are born with a fire inside of us. The enemy of our souls, the world and our flesh constantly seeks to stifle this fire and to imprison us through moral, emotional and spiritual corruption — yet, this fire yearns to be released. Through worship, through struggle, through a real, unadulterated relationship with the Creator of Heaven and Earth, we are destined to burn for His glory. We are called to be salt and light and to make disciples of all people and nations. Our desire is to set the world ablaze with the living word of God and the fire of the Holy Spirit.

The new Saving Grace record comes out Jan. 21, and today they’re priming the pumps by releasing the lyric video for the song “Ablaze.” What do you think?

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