Author: Lee Brown

Lee Brown is Lead Pastor of Sloan's Lake Church in Denver, Colorado. Check them out at www.sloanslake.church. He is the author of "Here's How: An Introduction to Practical Discipleship," and is also an adjunct professor and content specialist for Mid-America Christian University. Most importantly, he is a loving husband and father. Lee loves jamming to bands like Blindside, Project 86, Demon Hunter, Spoken, Lecrae, and Lil' Dre.

December 1, 2017

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March 31, 2017

March 28, 2017

March 25, 2017

Lil' Dre Posts 4 Tracks Ahead of "Live Free" Release

We’re hard at work on our review of Lil’ Dre’s upcoming album Live Free, but you can already check out four of the tracks from this landmark album through Dre’s Soundcloud page.

Live Free is chock-full of powerful tracks, but this sample does include a few of my personal favorites (as you’ll read about in the upcoming review), like “Scottie Pippen,” and “P.O.V.”

Live Free will drop next week, but while you’re on Dre’s soundcloud, you can also stream his previous effort Homework, which we gave a 5/5, especially noting how “Dissertation” may be one of the most honest and powerful songs out there. Continued →

February 28, 2017

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December 13, 2016

November 23, 2016

November 5, 2016

May 18, 2015

April 25, 2015

REVIEW : Fireflight - INNOVA

Female-fronted fan favorite rock band Fireflight are back with a new album that explores new musical and lyrical territory. With this bold new sound, is it time to check out this well-loved band?

April 6, 2015

INTERVIEW : Manafest

IVM catches up with Chris “Manafest” Greenwood about his new album, battle rapping against Michael Jackson, how “Diamonds” was influenced by Brian “Head” Welch, working with Invisible Creature, and much more.

February 22, 2015

REVIEW : Red - Of Beauty and Rage

Following a middling album in “Release the Panic,” veteran rockers RED seek to redeem themselves with “Of Beauty and Rage.” Does this new album prove to be a return to form? Find out here.

February 12, 2015

January 18, 2015

REVIEW : Lil' Dre - Homework

Lil’ Dre is back. Having tackled marriage and a few kids since his last album, Dre brings an amazing perspective on what it means to put Christ first and working on your home life second. Intelligent, catchy, and FREE (for following @lildrechurchboy on Twitter). Lil’ Dre’s “Homework” is perhaps the album to beat in the early part of this year.

November 14, 2014

REVIEW : P.O.D. - SoCal Sessions

Veteran rockers P.O.D. bring their T-Boy Records label debut SoCal Sessions to the public venue this week. The band’s first acoustic album, does SoCal deserve your time and attention? Find out, here.

November 10, 2014

November 1, 2014

REVIEW : Project 86 - Knives to the Future

Project 86, long one of the best and most innovative bands in all of hard rock music, returns with their second fan-funded album “Knives to the Future.” Now, we know the album is good… but, just how good? Find out here.

October 30, 2014

October 18, 2014

REVIEW : KJ-52 - Mental

Veteran hip-hop mainstay KJ-52 brings together a new EP with five new songs and several remixes. “Mental” features a bevvy of collaborations as Lecrae, Tedashii, KB, Flame, Propaganda, Soul Glo Activatur (several times), Social Club, SPZRKT and others make their mark. But, does the sum of all those parts add up? Read on to find out.

October 13, 2014

REVIEW : Severchain - The Petals and the Thorns

Kentucky based alt-metal/ hard rock band Severchain follow up their self-titled debut with a reflective piece that looks at both the joy and pain of life and dares to hold them in the same hand. The style of the album is a blending of Invincible-era Skillet, Wyrick, and Depeche Mode, with just a hint of Stavesacre in some of the vocal moments.

September 20, 2014