Author: Graham Wall

Should it be myself who defines my characteristics or should it be my characteristics that define myself?

November 4, 2019

Song of the Day: Mineral - Gloria

You might say that Mineral was “almost a Christian band.” Vocalist/guitarist Chris Simpson stated in an interview with NPR last year: “I have no qualms about being a seeker, as it were. But as I have grown into myself, I’ve realized that I’m definitely not a Christian, which is where I felt like I was in the Mineral era.” Beyond the label, the band has some incredible emotional rock music to their name.… Continued →

November 1, 2019

REVIEW : Kanye West - Jesus Is King

“Damn” is the only curse word you’ll hear on Kanye West’s latest album.* Jesus Is King is gospel rap, and not only in the usual sense. With the help of the Sunday Service Choir and Fred Hammond, the gospel influence is potent; although rhymes and beats are present, the latter are especially minimal.… Continued →

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REVIEW : War of Ages - Void

Two thousand and nineteen has proven to be quite the year. One day, a bunch of rowdy hooligans on Facebook are planning how best to invade Area 51, and the next, there’s a War of Ages occurring on planet Djent. Void places an emphasis on groove, which is kicked into full gear by track three, “Blood of the Earth.” That being said, the more conservative fans need not fret; War of Ages are still our metalcore heroes from Mars.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Waking Ashland - Edinger

Two thousand and five was a very strong year for Tooth & Nail Records, as they released classic albums from Anberlin, Mae, Terminal, and Emery. Another impressive album, though overlooked, was Composure by Waking Ashland. The San Diego four-piece created some seriously catchy indie/piano rock tunes, and “Edinger” proves this point 14 years later.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: JustMe - Yougenics

A couple weeks back, Brandon published an article about some of the issues American society faces today: partisanship, gun violence, and mental illness. One of the quotations that resonated with me was that “Libertarians are struggling to have their voice heard.” It got me thinking about one of my favourite hip-hop albums, Full Disclosure (2012) by JustMe, whose sharp lyrics express a distrust towards the U.S.… Continued →

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