Author: Anthony Peronto

I'm 24 years old and I live in Alaska with my wife and daughter. I love living a life pleasing to God, my family, film (from silents, foreign, blockbusters, and everything in between), quality TV shows, listening to and writing about creative and passionate music, cooking "good eats," reading classic literature and comic books, and cats (even though I'm allergic to them).

May 12, 2015

February 16, 2015

REVIEW : Drew Holcomb And The Neighbors - Medicine

Continuing their union of melancholy and redemption, the album is consistent from start to finish. Blending the traditional singer-songwriter template with contemporary sensibilities, it may be a modern classic. So if you’re sick of today's mainstream music, Medicine is the perfect remedy.

February 2, 2015

REVIEW : Derek Minor - Empire

With Minorville, Derek Minor came into his own as a producer, writer, and emcee. But minor flaws aside (pun intended), Empire takes the crown as his best album to date. From its gladiatorial beginning to it’s Twilight Zone-trap-music finale, Empire is a powerful statement on kingdom-building & has raised the bar for what could be a fantastic year for music.

November 24, 2014

REVIEW : Stephen The Levite - Can I Be Honest?

After a decade of high-quality lyrical theology, Stephen wanted to show what it looked like in his life. Long-time listeners may grumble, but you can’t knock Stephen for trying something different. He aims to show & relate rather than teach & debate. And honestly, he pretty much succeeds on every level.

November 3, 2014

REVIEW : Trip Lee - Rise

One of the best feelings as a critic is to see an artist growing and putting out their best work every time. Such is the case with Trip Lee, who has once again topped his previous album & released one of the best hip hop albums of the year.

October 20, 2014

September 15, 2014

REVIEW : Lecrae - Anomaly

Finding him at his most confident, this album is a shining example of who Lecrae is as an artist and individual. It’s structure & production may be wide-ranging, but Lecrae is attempting to present his eclectic sound to the widest audience possible. But in the end, what do you expect on an album called Anomaly?

September 8, 2014


Streets ahead of the music found on the Top 40 charts, Bonfire is one of the best pop/R&B albums in “Christian music.” It may ruffle some feathers, yet all his influences & ambitions are compiled into a clear picture of who he is as an artist. This is the best representation of the eclectic and unique sound of SPZRKT.

August 11, 2014

REVIEW : Swoope - Sinema

It may take a few spins to recognize it, but Sinema may be Swoope’s true magnum opus. For now it remains the defining artistic statement of the Christian’s struggle with sin. And so far, most likely the best full-length hip hop album of 2014. I give it two thumbs up!

July 21, 2014

July 7, 2014

June 23, 2014

REVIEW : Sundance - Midlife Marauders

dvocating that high-quality and creative hip hop still exists, Sundance’s debut album isn’t perfect although it’s a step in the right direction. Midlife Marauders may have a few weak spots and a short length but it's a solid project with inventive production and just the right group of guest artists.

June 16, 2014

June 9, 2014

REVIEW : Shai Linne - Lyrical Theology Part Two: Doxology

While some may find it underwhelming on first listen, repeated rotations reveal that Lyrical Theology Part Two: Doxology is risky but rewarding. Concentrating on songwriting over rhymes, though not always successfully, Linne’s hip hop prowess may be missed but the album has his fingerprints over every aspect of the music.

May 26, 2014

REVIEW : Tedashii - Below Paradise

Thematically similar to Stephen Curtis Chapman’s Beauty Will Rise, Below Paradise is an encouraging album from beginning to end. It might not be what some fans wanted to hear, but it was what Tedashii needed to create.