Song of the Day: Gryp - Against The Crowd

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Fresno, Cali nu-metal band Gryp (fronted by educator Curtis Shamlin) is epic imho. First heard this band’s firt release Indecision while checking out demos at a defunct Christian bookstore in Bloomington, IL & I was immediately hooked. It was different than what was out in 1997 in the Christian realm with staples Ungrateful, Heal Me Back & You Were There. I remember being on their street team when they released their ep Left Behind while stationed in the military in Columbia, SC. I was so excited and gave out numerous CD singles & stickers while hanging out at New Brookland Tavern with numerous bands such as SF59, MeWithoutYou, Underoath, etc… & was having an awesome time being on fire for YHWH. Here are the lyrics to their first single Against The Crowd. This song is still very relevant today.

Almost everyday.
I hear the things they say.
Always being rude.
Going with the multitude.
I pray you to keep me strong.
I know what’s right and wrong.
Keep me from lashing out.
Go against the crowd.
Go against the crowd.
Go against the crowd.
Go against the…
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Go against the crowd.
Go against the crowd.
Go against the crowd.
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Go against the crowd.
You need to make a change.
You need to rearrange.
You can’t be like them.
You gotta be different.
No more foul words.
No more racial slurs.
No more giving in.
Go against the crowd…

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January 15, 2021 11:22 am

Phil, We were not dropped from Metro One. I asked for them to release us so we could sign with a bigger label called W Records. We were getting really big but unfortunately too big. My wife was going to leave me because I was always touring so I quit. Good news is I am still married and happy. Bad news is I didn’t ever get to fulfill my music career dream.

January 15, 2021 11:15 am

Very Cool. Thanks for the props!
Curtis Shamlin

Phil metalhed
September 29, 2020 2:54 am

Nice. But i always wonderd y they wer dropd from metro 1 afta 1 album. They wer suposd 2 b da next “deftonish band” along wit 3rd root. I wish both bands stuk wit it 4 a few mor years, but o wel. I also found out da curtis was in a secula band calld “Speakers for the Dead” dat pout out a cd in 2006, wierd:

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