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Beth Hazel Farris – EP No. 1

Review : Beth Hazel Farris – EP No. 1

Beth Hazel Farris, a new artist from New Orleans, has released her debut EP, simply titled EP No. 1, featuring ‘Follow Me’, recently recorded by Casting Crowns on their album Thrive. Check out the review.

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No Punk Influences – Fight Within

Review : No Punk Influences – Fight Within

After their recent signing to Thumper Punk Records, No Punk Influences brings us their newest effort, “Fight Within.” With a raw, passionate sound, this release is sure to satisfy old school punk rockers. Check out the review here.

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False Idle – California Or Bust EP

Review : False Idle – California Or Bust EP

When punk goes acoustic, I get pretty pumped about it.

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Chasing Light – I AM

Review : Chasing Light – I AM

The band stakes a claim to point everyone towards Christ, and I believe that’s exactly what they’ve done with this collection of songs.

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Rapture Ruckus – Invader Vol. I

Review : Rapture Ruckus – Invader Vol. I

A review of the latest offering from Rapture Ruckus.

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Jessa Anderson – Whole

Review : Jessa Anderson – Whole

Jessa Anderson is back with a brand new album- this time done independently rather than on BEC Recordings. Here is the review of ‘Whole’, featuring standouts songs like ‘Idols’, the title track, and ‘Everything’.

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Shawn McDonald – Brave

Review : Shawn McDonald – Brave

Shawn McDonald releases his new album ‘Brave’ on April 15th, his first full length studio album in 3 years, featuring a remastered ‘Through it All’ and singles ‘The End of the Day’ and ‘We Are Brave’. Check out the review.

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The Remission Flow – Rhythms Of Grace

Review : The Remission Flow – Rhythms Of Grace

Remission Flow leaves me conflicted: Rhythm Of Grace still has vestiges of the cliché riddled CCM that drove me away from most mainstream worship acts, but they have a spark of creativity and a refreshing purpose behind their music that sets them far from the madding crowd.

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Chayah Miranda – No Other Way

Review : Chayah Miranda – No Other Way

New CCM/pop artist Chayah Miranda releases her debut album ‘No Other Way’ on April 15th, featuring singles like ‘Let Go’, ‘He Loves Me’ and ‘Higher’. Check out the review.

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Watchers and Hunters – Cruel World

Review : Watchers and Hunters – Cruel World

After a bit of an upheaval in 2010, California metalcore band, Watchers and Hunters are reformed and have released their new full length record “Cruel World.” Read the review here.

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Gardienne – Walking Trees EP

Review : Gardienne – Walking Trees EP

Kansas City indie-pop singer Gardienne’s Walking Trees EP is polished in the best way, balancing performative pop with indie artistry.

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Michael McCully – Pangram

Review : Michael McCully – Pangram

Pangram is an instrumental concept album which lives up to its namesake, borrowing pieces from a plethora of genres. Read on for the full review.

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Merise – Reflection of You

Review : Merise – Reflection of You

Australian artist Merise has released her newest album, ‘Reflection of You’. Here is the review.

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Coopertheband – Kings

Review : Coopertheband – Kings

With a debut as strong as “Kings”, everything to come is extremely promising.

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A Feast For Kings – Hell On Earth

Review : A Feast For Kings – Hell On Earth

“AFFK certainly is not a retread of UnderOath or other worn sounds. They blaze their own trail. In many ways, they are what August Burns Red recently laid down the gauntlet for bands to be; they are unique, passionate, heavy, and something entirely their own. If Hell on Earth is a taste of things to come, fans will certainly be left craving more.”

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MercyMe – Welcome To The New

Review : MercyMe – Welcome To The New

MercyMe release their brand new studio album ‘Welcome To The New’ on April 8th, featuring their hit song ‘Shake’, and other standouts like ‘Flawless’, ‘Greater’, ‘Wishful Thinking’ and ‘Finish What He Started’. Check out the review.

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Kye Kye- Fantasize

Review : Kye Kye- Fantasize

Read my review of the sophomoric effort that most bands can only dream of

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Mikeschair – All Or Nothing

Review : Mikeschair – All Or Nothing

CCM/pop quintet Mikeschair have released their new album ‘All or Nothing’ on April 1st, featuring hit songs ‘People Like Me’, ‘All I Can Do’ and ‘This is Our Moment’. Check out the review.

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Nazarene – Heart & Mind

Review : Nazarene – Heart & Mind

A review of Nazarene’s debut EP, Heart & Mind.

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Green River Ordinance- Kicking Up Dust Tour

Review : Green River Ordinance- Kicking Up Dust Tour

Have you ever raved about a band’s live performance to a friend?
Then the band comes to town and you and your friend get tickets to go and you get a little panicky because you are no longer certain that the band is as fantastic as you remember?

No? Really? Just me, huh?

The first time I saw Green River Ordinance was years ago when they opened for NEEDTOBREATHE. Their 20 minute set impressed me enough to buy the EP and tell a…

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Son Lux – Lanterns

Review : Son Lux – Lanterns

One of the most overlooked records of 2013 is Lanterns by producer/composer Son Lux. It is beautiful, haunting, and thrilling in ways most music cannot be.

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Jonny Diaz – Let It Fly

Review : Jonny Diaz – Let It Fly

Jonny Diaz releases his first album on Centricity Music on April 8th, featuring his hit song ‘Scars’. Check out the review.

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Jillian Edwards – Daydream

Review : Jillian Edwards – Daydream

Wife of Will Franklin Chapman and daughter in law of Steven Curtis Chapman, Jillian Edwards has released her new album, Daydream. Here is the review.

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Endeavor / Servants – Split

Review : Endeavor / Servants – Split

Simply put, If you don’t know these two bands and are into hardcore, you NEED to be. Both bands have a very real passion and an uncanny talent that are sure to lead them to truly special places.

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Loud Harp – Asaph

Review : Loud Harp – Asaph

This is already one of the most solid releases I’ve heard thus far for 2014.

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Of Eyes That See – Empty Shadows EP

Review : Of Eyes That See – Empty Shadows EP

Of Eyes That See is a young hard rock band from So Cal that makes female fronted heavy rock that would please fans of Evanescence, Flyleaf, and Skillet. Read the review for their debut EP, Empty Shadows.

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Torn – Demo

Review : Torn – Demo

Torn is here. Nothing will be the same

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King’s Kaleidoscope – Live in Color

Review : King’s Kaleidoscope – Live in Color

King’s Kaleidoscope delivers passionate worship with artistic integrity in this latest release,and though they have an occasional misstep, I think Live in Color is going to resonate with quite a few people.

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Unspoken – Unspoken

Review : Unspoken – Unspoken

Unspoken, the latest band to be under the label of Centricity Music, release their full length album next week (April 1st) after 2 successful EP’s. Check out the review.

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Beware the Neverending – Times of War

Review : Beware the Neverending – Times of War

Hardcore band Beware The Neverending has released their second album through Red Cord Records, “Times of War.” The group brings an aggressive, hard-pounding style that is sure to get the blood flowing, check out the review here.

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The Royal Royal – Return of the King

Review : The Royal Royal – Return of the King

The Royal Royal have released their second album ‘The Return of the King’ in early March 2014. Check out the review.

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Michael Boggs – More Like A Lion

Review : Michael Boggs – More Like A Lion

Michael Boggs, previously of fame for the guitarist for FFH, releases his first full-length album ‘More Like a Lion’ on March 25th. Check out the review.

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Rend Collective – The Art Of Celebration

Review : Rend Collective – The Art Of Celebration

Rend Collective, signed to Integrity Music, have released their 3rd album ‘The Art of Celebration’, featuring the hit song ‘My Lighthouse’ and potential single ‘Joy’. Check out the review.

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Future of Forestry – The Piano & Strings Sessions

Review : Future of Forestry – The Piano & Strings Sessions

Future of Forestry are known to have grandiose tendencies, but this EP gives Eric Owyoung the chance to show off his great abilities as a vocalist.

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Satellites and Sirens – One Noise

Review : Satellites and Sirens – One Noise

Satellites and Sirens, the most recent signings to DREAM Records, release their new album ‘One Noise’ next week. Check out the review.

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Big Daddy Weave – Love Come To Life: Redeemed Edition

Review : Big Daddy Weave – Love Come To Life: Redeemed Edition

Big Daddy Weave have released the expanded edition of ‘Love Come to Life’ on the 11th March. Check out the review.

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Demon Hunter – Extremist

Review : Demon Hunter – Extremist

Demon Hunter returns with their best album in years (and perhaps of all time?)! Check out what makes “Extremist” such a powerhouse here, and be sure to check back all next week as we unveil our exclusive Demon Hunter Week!

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LIV – Be the Change

Review : LIV – Be the Change

Check out the review for the debut record, “Be the Change” from California punk hardcore band LIV.

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The Saving – David Star

Review : The Saving – David Star

Andres Ortiz truly has a passion for delivering The Gospel in a very heavy way and if he continues on this mission while writing quality music like what is found on “David Star”, he is sure to get The Message far and wide.

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Anthem Lights – You Have My Heart

Review : Anthem Lights – You Have My Heart

Anthem Lights, recently departed from Reunion Records, have released their second full-length album, ‘You Have My Heart’. Here is the review.

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