Thursday, June 23, 2005

Disciple Rocks

Alright folks, it's time to put away the candy shop pop and start bangin' your head...Disciple's back!

I discovered these guys from Tennessee in 1998 when they played at a small hard-core music festival. A year later they released a full length album on their own, "This Might Sting a Little." It's still one of my favorite albums of all time. From start to finish they serve up fast, loud, in-your-face, I-don't-care-if-you-don't-like-it metal, all the while pounding into your head that Christ died for you. Very effective. Then they fell of my radar. I went to every known website for them...nothing. I've searched Google a thousand times...nothing. Then just two days ago a friend gave me an early birthday present: The new Disciple album!

Turns out the guys have been making music all along...they just never told me about it...the downside of being an indy band. Well this time around they got major label backing from S/R/E Records. Disciple still brings the heavy riffs, otherworldly screams courtesy of singer Kevin Young and intelligent writing that gives you something to think about. This time around they show a more radio-friendly, pop side (Effects of a major label? No doubt), but rest assured there's more than enough material to make your neck hurt. If you listen to the short clips that most online retailers give you, it's of the "friendly" parts (another label decision?), but stick around to the end and you'll be rewarded with a snippet of metallic blis.

They give you the energy of the old Metallica, with some of the new sound Metallica, but with one key ingredient missing in that bands latest release...guitar solo's! Brad Noah certainly knows how to get the job done, delivering a guitar smack down you won't believe. He's not Kirk Hammett in the solo department, but he can hang with Hetfield down low. My advice, buy this album...if you don't like it, I'll buy it back from you. With all the power pop fans on this site, you might like it just the way it is. If it's too smily for you (Dave) get "This Might Sting A Little", and you just might find yourself yelling about Jesus too!

FYI, the new album was produced by Travis Wyrick, who's taken care of business for Christian groups like P.O.D, Pillar, and Toby Mac.

1 comment:

  1. Man, you should be a marketing or PR guy... I think you've got me sold!